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Lead, Development & Validation, LM Pathology & Laboratory Medicine - BC Centre of Disease Control - Vancouver, BC

Lead, Development & Validation, LM Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

BC Centre of Disease Control

Vancouver, BC



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.



What you’ll do


  • Research, evaluate and suggest improvements for laboratory procedures, equipment and instrumentation relating to sample preparation and analysis with the objectives of (1) improved quality of testing such as enhanced analytical performance, (2) increasing throughput for large volume testing assays, (3) decreased per sample cost, and (4) improved turnaround time.
  • Work collaboratively with medical/clinical staff, and other operations and practice leadership to determine priorities for method development in the laboratory. Collaborate with clinical and technical staff to create or improve Standard Operating Procedures that the rest of the laboratory has to follow. 
  • Use exceptional project management skills to lead the validation and implementation of new clinical assays, ensuring the validation and related documentation conforms to accreditation requirements under the direction of the Divisional medical leaders.  Keep accurate records of data collected for assay evaluation and validation and use statistical skills to prepare performance data for review and approval. 
  • Establish procedures to monitor the ongoing performance of clinical assays including design and use of statistical algorithms to indicate performance changes requiring intervention.
  • Train technologists in new methodologies and troubleshooting existing laboratory assays when required.  Provide technical direction to support collaboration with Technical Coordinators relating to validation activities. 


What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a PhD in life sciences (e.g. biochemistry, analytical chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology), experimental pathology or equivalent with extensive hands-on experience in one or more medical laboratory science plus three to five (3-5) year’s in an analytical laboratory environment in addition to hands on assay development and method validation. Exceptional Master of Science candidates with five to seven (5-7) relevant work experience may be considered.
  • Previous experience in a clinical or otherwise regulated analytical environment (biotechnology, pharmaceutical, contract research, etc.) is preferred.


You will also have:


  • Demonstrated technical expertise in analytical principles and biomedical sciences. 
  • Strong statistical skills and ability to interact with a variety of software applications. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foundational quality assurance principles. 
  • Strong analytical track record. 
  • Project manager experience; demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects. 

What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular, Full-Time

Salary Range: $77,822 - $111,869 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 4R4

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630

Requisition # 134566


What we do

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.


BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BCCDC are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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