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Research Assistant

The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer Agency provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.



BCCA is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.



Research Assistant
Reference #29251
Temporary Full Time (until May 8, 2015)
Vancouver, BC


In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. These positions perform skilled routine laboratory work under supervision. Incumbents are trained to specific research programs and methodologies of the hiring laboratory under the direct supervision of the Department Head, Principal Investigator, or designate.



Examples of Duties:



  • Under supervision, performs skilled routine laboratory work such as tissue culture preparation, specimen preparation and staining, applying biomarkers, chromatography, specialized use of microscope.

  • Performs animal studies such as drug administration and treatment monitoring.

  • Utilizes quantitative image analysis techniques to analyze histological and cytological specimens.

  • Maintains cell lines.

  • Performs computer data entry and prepares standard reports of study results.

  • Participates in data analysis.

  • Maintains and stores test materials and products.

  • Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment.


Qualifications:



Education, Training and Experience



A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of Grade 12, supplemented by recognized university level science courses; plus one (1) year of recent related experience in a research laboratory.



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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.



For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca.



For more information about the BC Cancer Agency, please visit the website at: www.bccancer.bc.ca.

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has a province-wide mandate to provide health services to the province of British Columbia through our globally recognized healthcare Agencies, Services, Programs and Divisions. As BC’s specialty Health Authority, we have established a reputation for innovation and compassion based on the unwavering belief that patients come first. It is a belief you will find reflected in every facet of PHSA. From ground-breaking research to promoting province-wide initiatives, we seek system-wide improvements that continually improve the way health services are provided, with an emphasis on prevention, promotion and protection. PHSA is a respected leader driven by some of the most progressive and accomplished healthcare specialists in the world.

We offer unique careers where you can focus on your specific career path and collaborate with multi-disciplinary and highly skilled teams to enhance your specialization, expertise and personal growth. As part of a vast network of leaders and innovators, you will have access to lifelong learning and a supportive environment that respects you and the goals you want to accomplish. Our commitment to excellence in teaching and training serves to ensure the success of your professional development.

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Realize your career ambition in a rewarding Science/Research job at PHSA! As a unique health authority providing specialized care in British Columbia, our mandate is to remain at the forefront of the latest advances in health care. We encourage research in all specialties, challenging each member of our organization to see beyond the limits of today’s health care services. As a result, our agencies are home to some of the world’s leading research teams. Find your place among them, and find a uniquely inspiring work environment at PHSA. Explore our Science/Research jobs, and join us today.

Location Information

Vancouver, BC
Canada