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Research Associate, Sequencing, Genome Sciences Centre - BC Cancer
Research Associate, Sequencing, Genome Sciences Centre
Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, these positions propose experimental hypotheses, design experimental questions and protocols, and plan, coordinate, conduct and report on assigned research projects. They evaluate research data, revise techniques and develop new methods and approaches to solve scientific problems.
What you’ll do
- Propose experimental hypotheses for research and designs experimental questions and protocols in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
- Apply standard scientific techniques and utilizes technical expertise and experience to plan, coordinate, conduct and report on assigned research projects. Notify Principal Investigator of issues related to laboratory protocols and experimental designs and recommends solutions.
- Prepare Research Ethics Board applications and amendments as required, and ensure compliance with Research Ethics Board guidelines.
- Develop new laboratory methods and modifies existing procedures to facilitate research projects.
- Collect, record, analyze, validate, interpret and organize experimental and research data and communicate scientific findings to Principal Investigator. Recommend research direction based on preliminary findings in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
- Source funding opportunities and provide input into writing research proposals and developing budget for grant applications. Can apply for fellowship funding.
- Conduct regular literature reviews relating to research areas. Contribute intellectual and scientific input to manuscripts for publications. Present research findings at national and/or international conferences.
- Facilitate constructive and collaborative relationships with both the Principal Investigator and internal and external research partners.
What you bring
- A level of experience, training and education equivalent to a Ph.D. in a related scientific field.
- Three (3) years of recent, relevant post-doctoral research experience.
You will also have:
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What’s in it for you
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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- 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).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $72,445-$104,140 /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: 675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 152413E
What we do
BC Cancer (BCC) provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.
BCC 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.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is 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.
PHSA and BCC 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.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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