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Computational Biologist

Reference #64543
Regular Full Time
$29.08/hr-$36.24/hr

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. The Computational Biologist performs biological sequence searches related to the operation of a large scale, high throughput DNA mapping and DNA sequencing production facility.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education, Training and Experience 

  • Graduation from a recognized Bachelor of Science Program in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science. 
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the GSC Group Leaders.  

Skills and Abilities 

  • Experience with relevant operating systems. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities. 
  • Ability to use related equipment. 

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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

 

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