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

 

 

In this role, you will: 

  • Performs biological sequence searches by: Maintains GSC biological databases. 
    • Inputting laboratory data into GSC analysis programs. 
    • Running data through public data bases and according to established protocol determines whether noted probability constitutes an acceptable match. 
    • Running biological sequence data through search tools available on-line via world-wide web (WWW) interfaces and according to established protocol determines whether noted probability constitutes an acceptable match. 
    • Documenting any matches located. 
  • Responds to data requests from the scientific community by searching for biological sequence information currently available on public databases and prepares summaries of the relevant information located. 
  • Tests and validates new data analysis software. 
  • Performs data manipulation and transformation by creating programming scripts using tools such as PERL, AWK, SED and UNIX shells. 

 

You hold:

  • 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. 

 

You have:

  • 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. 
  • The ability to use related equipment.

 

If this sounds like you, apply now! 

 

 

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BC Cancer 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 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. 

 

BC Cancer is a program 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: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

 

  • 87217
  • Regular, Full-Time 
  • Wage: $30.75 to $38.33 per hour
  • Monday to Friday; 0900-1700
  • 600 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

 

 

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