Public Health Technologist, Zoonotic Disease and Emerging Pathogens
BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC
The Zoonotic Diseases & Emerging Pathogens Technologist performs reference-level serological testing for bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, culture and other testing methods on clinical and other samples. Participation in surveillance programs (West Nile virus, Lyme disease and outbreak monitoring) are carried out in this Program, with support required from all technologists. The evaluation, verification of results, preparation of related reports and participation in all External Quality Assessment Programs is required.
What you’ll do
Participate in day-to-day work activities in the Zoonotic Diseases & Emerging Pathogens Program by testing referred-in, reference, clinical and other samples using serological, culture and other techniques.
Evaluate and verify results according to established procedures.
Perform culturing techniques as determined by protocol (Borrelia species and Helicobacter pylori) or special request approved by Team Lead and Program Head/Medical Microbiologist.
Perform Helicobacter pylori stool antigen test.
Identify bacteria using light, darkfield and fluorescent microscopy.
Prepare stock solutions and reagents following standard operating procedures.
What you bring
A diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) OR a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology or related biological science relevant to the assigned section.
One (1) year of recent, related experience including experience in a research based laboratory or an equivalent combination of education, training and recent related experience.
Basic knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology and biosafety.
You have demonstrated:
Ability to manage multiple projects independently and meet the demands of the section’s routine work schedule.
Ability in writing scientific manuscripts and performing literature searches.
Ability to troubleshoot unexpected results.
Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to be self-motivated, manage time, and work independently.
Ability to operate related equipment and use related software.
Knowledge of basic computer software.
Physical ability to perform the job.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary).
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Temporary Full Time (until May 31, 2021)
655 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Application will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday - Friday: 0800-1600/0830-1630
Requisition # 94128
What we do
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) bccdc.ca is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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