Research Assistant 2, Respiratory Oncology
We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Breathomic's Research team at BC Cancer Research Institute in Vancouver, BC. Our group focuses on early lung cancer detection through the detection of volatile organic compounds from breath. The job will include: assisting in the collection of clinical samples, analyzing samples using our gas chromatography-mass spectrometry systems and associated softwares (Thermo Orbitrap Exploris, Markes Bench-ToF), processing and statistical analysis of high-resolution metabolomic data outputs, and assisting in the preparation of publications. A background in analytical chemistry is required. What you'll do
What you bring
- Perform a variety of established technical procedures according to written protocols.
- Perform experiments by following established laboratory procedures according to written protocols.
- Record results, including computer data entry.
- Provide input regarding modification of procedures as requested by the Department Head, Principal Investigator, or designate.
- Maintain and store cell lines and primary cultures.
- Maintain and store test materials and products.
- Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment.
- May demonstrate work methods or procedures to less experienced assistants as designated.
- A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from a recognized Bachelor's program in an appropriate discipline (ex. M.Sc. in analytical chemistry OR a B.Sc. in chemistry with 1-2 years laboratory experience and a strong analytical chemistry background).
- Two (2) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory
- Have experience with gas-chromatography mass spectrometry. Experience with ion mobility spectrometry would be a bonus.
- Have strong computer skills, particularly Excel. Experience with programming languages would be beneficial.
- Be highly organized and able to communicate effectively with other team members.
What we bring
- 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.).
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 March 01, 2024) Salary Range: $50,150- $65,822. 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 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G1 Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Hours of Work: Monday - Friday; 08:30 - 16:30 Requisition Number: 139366 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 and development.
- 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).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, 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).
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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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