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The Assistant Bioinformatics Coordinator provides supervisory and technical support to the Bioinformatics group of the Genome Sequence Centre (GSC). Ensures that the day-to-day activities of a large scale, high throughput facility meet research, data analysis throughput and software development objectives.


In this role, you will:

  • Assist the Bioinformatics Coordinator in the day to day activities of the Bioinformatics group by performing duties such as providing input on quantity and quality of work, making recommendations for improvements, workflow and procedures. 
  • Coordinate projects of the Bioinformatics group by performing duties such as chairing project-specific meetings and provide project status reports to the Bioinformatics Coordinator, with suggestions towards any required improvement of project management, task allocation and overall process. 
  • Develop and implement assays to monitor project progress and measure project accomplishments to ensure that appropriate project focus is maintained and to provide feedback to staff. 
  • Provide supervisory support to the Bioinformatics group by performing duties such as: 
    • Orientating new staff.
    • Providing input to the Bioinformatics Coordinator on training requirements.
    • Providing input to the Production Coordinator on the establishment of clear definitions of responsibility for employees.
    • Assigning workload assignments and establishing work schedules.
    • Reviewing and establishing work priorities and adjusting work schedules to ensure priorities are met.
    • Completing performance reviews and addressing performance issues in conjunction with the Production Coordinator. 
  • Participate in the recruitment of staff through methods such as interviewing internal and external applicants and forwards hiring recommendations.

 

You hold: 

  • Graduation from a recognized Bachelor’s program in a related discipline such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of recent related experience including experience in computer programming and quantitative data analysis, handling biological sequence and/or mapping data, database development and data storage schemas or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the GSC Group Leaders. 

 

You have: 

  • Experience with computer operating systems such as Linux, UNIX.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work with software such as C, C++, Perl , Matlab, MySQL.
  • Demonstrated the ability to accept responsibility and work independently.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated the ability to supervise staff and schedule work.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

 

If this sounds like you, apply today! 

 

 

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BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. 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: https://jobs.phsa.ca/family-brands

 

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  • 86652
  • Regular, Full-Time
  • Wage: $32.99 to $41.15 per hour
  • Monday to Friday; 0900 - 1700
  • 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

 

 

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