Research Animal Technician 2, Experimental Therapeutics, Bally Lab
BC Cancer Research Centre
You are an animal health professional with experience in laboratory work, surgical procedures, and daily care and monitoring. You're confident and directive, and enjoy assuming a leadership role within a positive team environment. You possess great curiosity and appreciate opportunities for continued learning - this role comes with training in project management, in vivo pharmacology, and research and ongoing education. Join the BC Cancer's research centre team, and make a difference in the future of cancer treatment across BC. What you'll do
The Research Animal Technician supervises designated staff by scheduling and assigning work, and assists in daily animal care operations by leading various health monitoring and colony management programs, trouble-shooting minor issues and performing other administrative tasks. Ongoing tasks include:
What you bring
- Perform surgeries and techniques including blood collection, surgical implantations, tumour implantation, injection of solutions, collection of tissues and organs and embryo manipulations, and cryopreservation.
- Perform laboratory techniques such as media preparation, cell culture and hormone preparation, and polymerase chain reaction analysis as required.
- Develop, implement, review and update animal care standard operating procedures.
- Supervise designated staff by scheduling and assigning work, providing orientation and training and monitoring performance; orients and trains staff and animal users on proper animal care theory, protocols, techniques and procedures.
- Maintain daily care of laboratory mice including maintaining adequate food and water levels and observing mice for general health conditions.
- Graduation from a recognized program in Animal Health or Veterinary Technology; bachelor's program in an appropriate discipline (e.g., Animal Science); or an equivalent level of education, training, and experience
- 5+ years of recent related experience in a research laboratory, including 2 years in a supervisory capacity
- Holds current knowledge of animal care regulations and programs including health monitoring and colony management,
What We Bring
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- 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).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: 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.)
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.
Job Type: Temporary Full-Time (Until December 10, 2024) Salary Range: $55,677 - $73,076 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles. Location: 675 West 10 th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G1 Hours of Work: Monday-Friday, 0800-1600 Requisition # 155906E 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
- 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.
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.
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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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