Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
BC Children’s & BC Women’s Hospitals
Temporary Full-Time Opportunity
Term: January 1–June 30, 2021
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Division of Genome Diagnostics at
the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals is seeking a qualified and highly motivated
individual to join the division as a PhD Laboratory Scientist.
What you'll do
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a diverse team that includes the
Division Head and medical and technologist staff who provide timely and accurate diagnostic
test results. Your role will be to lead technical development, validation and implementation of
new clinical assays, primarily focused on next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies,
as well as the improvement, troubleshooting and quality assurance of existing clinical
What you bring
A PhD in Human Molecular Genetics/Biology, Medical Genetics, Human Genomics, or
Technical experience in molecular biology method development and implementation.
Extensive knowledge of and a demonstrated interest in constitutional human genetics.
Experience with validating and implementing NGS technologies.
Project management skills and an organized approach to data collection, interpretation
Superior interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work with individuals
at all levels throughout the organization.
Excellent time management skills.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to the needs of stakeholders.
Preference will be given to those who also have a breadth of experience across various
genetic technologies, or experience in a clinical setting.
Familiarity with quality management, formal project management, and robotic systems
is an asset.
To apply for this rewarding career development opportunity, please forward a letter of
application outlining your areas of interest, a copy of your current CV, and the names and
contact information of three references, to:
Talent Acquisition Advisor - PHSA
Applications will be accepted until November 6, 2020 or the position is filled.
What we do
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at BC Children's and BC Women's
Hospitals provides laboratory and pathology diagnostic care to BC’s perinatal women,
infants, and children, including those with the most acute and complex conditions, and
includes provincial specialty laboratories such as prenatal screening, newborn screening,
biochemical genetics, and inherited constitutional genetics and genomics. The department’s
responsibilities include working collaboratively with health authorities to establish provincial
standards and guidelines, leading pilot projects to assess clinical utility of emerging
diagnostic and screening technologies, and contributing to and participating nationally and
internationally to promote access to appropriate laboratory care and best practices within
The Division of Genome Diagnostics is responsible for providing academic pediatric, adult,
and maternal-fetal medicine care for the province of B.C. in conjunction with the other
departmental provincial services, the division is primarily focused on the diagnosis of
inherited disease using genetic and genomic approaches, including genome-wide
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and
youth from across British Columbia.
BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of
women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and
BCCH and BCW are programs of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which
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.
We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given
priority. PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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.