Division of Genome Diagnostics
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
BC Children’s & BC Women’s Hospitals
Temporary Full-Time Opportunity
Anticipated Term: March 2021–February 2024, renewable annually
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 Genomic Analyst to join the team.
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 support the interpretation and reporting of genetic variants
and to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of the clinical next
generation sequencing (NGS) bioinformatic infrastructure.
What you bring
A PhD in Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Molecular Biology
or equivalent field.
Two (2) years of post-doctoral or equivalent experience in NGS analysis and variant
interpretation in the field of human genetic disease.
Proficiency in utilizing and applying bioinformatic tools and databases, and in compiling
written and oral data in an organized approach necessary for the interpretation of
genetic variant pathogenicity.
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 with familiarity with computational infrastructure for
NGS testing and analysis in a clinical environment, as well as experience with quality
assurance and statistical analysis methods.
The start date of the position is anticipated to be March 1, 2021, contingent on the launch of
a new initiative.
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.