GenomeBC Genome British Columbia

Job Title:
Sector Manager, Health

Reporting Structure:
Reports to the Sector Director, Health

Full time, permanent opportunity

The Sector Manager is a collaborative member of the Sectors team and works seamlessly across the organization. Reporting to the Sector Director, Health, you are one of the main points of contact at Genome BC for funded project teams and you are responsible for monitoring projects to assess progress and maximize outcomes. You will also engage external stakeholders to catalyze partnerships across the research and healthcare ecosystem in BC, consistent with the organization’s mandate. You are motivated to excel in your position, support your team members and you believe that genomics has the potential to positively impact the lives of British Columbians.

You are an enthusiastic, organized, independent and creative individual with a passion for science and innovation. You possess confidence and experience and aspire to work in a high energy and committed team. With a keen eye for detail, you understand the importance of research oversight and project management in delivering outcomes from funded research that have a high potential for impact. You are able to translate the vision and mission of the organization to deliver on its goals and objectives.

Duties and responsibilities:
•     Monitor scientific and financial progress of projects to ensure that all goals and milestones are completed on time and on budget

•     Critically assess outcomes and anticipated future impact, guiding projects to succeed in reviews of research progress

•     Launch new research projects by facilitating project start-up activities, including finalization of project budgets, work plans and milestones and coordinate the process to close out projects after completion

•     Foster relationships, facilitate meetings, and communicate effectively with project teams, the lead institutions and other partners

•     Work with project teams to assist with problem solving, risk management and collaborations in order to optimize scientific outcomes

•     Work with other Genome BC functional units to assist with project related finances, communications and societal matters

•     Work with academics and stakeholders to help teams prepare and submit high quality applications to Genome Canada and Genome BC funding initiatives

•     Develop relationships with key sector stakeholders from private industry, government and academia, with a view to demonstrating the application of genomics in health, aligned with strategic priorities

•     Work with sector stakeholders to facilitate the development of funding and research collaborative partnerships

Education and Experience:
•     Background in life sciences with a broad knowledge of molecular biology and genetics

•     Experience in the BC life sciences research and innovation community, and/or the Canadian health care system

•     Excellent proactive communication, relationship management, team-building and interpersonal skills

•     Demonstrated organizational, project management and financial analysis skills and careful record keeping practices, preferably in a science or technology environment

•     Demonstrated experience with milestone-driven projects and an ability to identify and assess objective, quantifiable measures of success

•     Experience with critical evaluation of scientific proposals and reports

•     Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with frequent deadlines

•     Ability to think broadly and understand strategic priorities

•     Business experience in an industry or healthcare setting, particularly with respect to developing relationships would be an asset

How to apply:
Applicants must include a current CV and cover letter indicating anticipated start date and the names and contact information for at least three references. Please send the application in MS Word or PDF via email to

Application deadline:  January 7th, 2019
We thank you for your interest in Genome BC. Only those candidates short listed for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

About Genome British Columbia:
Genome British Columbia leads genomics innovation on Canada’s West Coast and facilitates the integration of genomics into society. A recognized catalyst for government and industry, Genome BC invests in research, entrepreneurship and commercialization in life sciences to address challenges in key sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agrifood, energy, mining and environment. Genome BC partners with many national and international public and private funding organizations to drive BC’s bioeconomy.

In addition to research, entrepreneurship and commercialization programs, Genome BC is committed to fostering an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among teachers, students and the general public.

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