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Genomics Engineering Technologist, Genome Sciences Centre, Working Without General Supervision - BC Cancer - Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
9 days ago
Genomics Engineering Technologist, Genome Sciences Centre, Working Without General Supervision

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

The Genomics Engineering Technologist performs diagnostic tests and preventative maintenance, programs new protocols, coordinates equipment maintenance with vendors and service representatives, communicates about equipment repairs and moves, provides information on the proper use of equipment, and identifies and provides feedback on equipment needs. Modifies, redesigns and/or fabricates equipment for specialized applications. Documents equipment and repair work completed and needed, writes and updates specifications, creates and updates training documents, revises standard operating procedures as needed.

What you'll do

  • Repair and maintain laboratory equipment related to high throughput genomics such as robotic liquid handlers (Biomek FX, Titretek, Hydras), centrifuges, thermocyclers, sequencers, QPixes, QFills, and/or autoclave.
  • Perform inspections, tests, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of equipment as necessary by methods such as identifying faults, disassembling, replacing parts, making adjustments or calibrations, reassembling and testing equipment to determine if functioning properly.
  • Contact and coordinate vendors and service representatives as necessary.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment by methods such as visually inspecting equipment for signs of wear and/or malfunctions, cleaning, lubricating and replacing parts.
  • Log preventative maintenance data manually and/or electronically and revise standard operating procedures as required.
  • Provide consultations and training to staff and/or operators on the use of genomics laboratory equipment by methods such as presenting seminars on the safe and proper care and handling of equipment.
  • Communicate status and scheduling repairs and equipment moves with inter-team and department.

What you bring
  • Graduation from a recognized program in Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Two (2) years' of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You have:
  • Knowledge of similar laboratory equipment such as robot liquid handlers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including knowledge of computing applications for data tracking.
  • Demonstrated administrative, organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Demonstrated skills in CPR techniques.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until January 02, 2024)
$33.13 to $41.43 per hour
600 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Working hours:
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number:

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

( PHSA ) 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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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