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Research Assistant 2/Quality Support Technician - Deeley Research Centre, Victoria


Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer

Job Location

2410 Lee Avenue, 3rd Floor
Victoria BC V8R 6V5


$55,677 to $73,076 p.a.


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, which includes statutory benefits - Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and WorkSafe BC plus the BC Cancer group benefits plan which includes medical & dental extended health, and group life insurance coverage, 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 Description

Job Summary

The Quality Support Technician will work as a member of the BC Cancer’s Immunotherapy Program based at the Deeley Research Centre (DRC) in Victoria. The successful candidate will assists in the maintenance of Quality Control (QC) systems in support of the DRC’s immunotherapy manufacturing laboratory. These systems include, but are not limited to inspection of incoming supplies and reagents, document creation and review, QC assay performance and validation, environmental monitoring, and QC instrument qualification/calibration/preventive maintenance. Under the supervision of the QC Supervisor, and other members of the QC team, the Quality Support Technician will prioritize and perform the following duties.


*Inspects incoming supplies and reagents for conformance to specifications
*Conducts analytical testing on in-process and finished immunotherapy products
*Performs routine environmental monitoring of manufacturing facilities
*Coordinates regular maintenance and calibration of QC equipment
*Performs cleaning activities in the QC area
*Orders QC supplies and reagents
*Assists with QC equipment qualification activities
*Assists with QC assay validation activities
*Creates and reviews Standard Operating Procedures
*Ensures work is carried out in compliance with established Standard Operating Procedures
*Performs other related duties as assign. These duties could include but are not limited to:
*Assisting in various quality related projects
*Assisting in technology transfer activities
*Contributing to publications, research papers and posters
*Attending conferences, workshops, training, etc.


Education, Training and Experience

*Graduation from a recognized Diploma program in Biotechnology and one (1) years of recent related laboratory experience including experience in a biotechnology/pharmaceutical/diagnostic Quality Control (QC) environment.
*Familiarity with endotoxin testing, flow cytometry, PCR and microbiological techniques or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
*Knowledge of GMP/GLP/ISO guidelines, cell therapy, immunology and/or immunotherapy would be considered an asset.

Skills and Abilities

*Ability to work effectively, independently, and as a member of a team
*Demonstrated ability to organize work and establish priorities
*Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

How to Apply

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected], using Job Reference No. RA2_R00004_QMS_Deeley_2024_01_24 in the subject line of your email.

While we value and review all applications, please note that due to the volume of submissions only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This posting will remain online until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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

Please note all jobs at the GSC are based onsite in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Flexible work options may be available for this position upon request and is subject to change in accordance with GSC’s operational needs and PHSA’s Flexible Work Options Policy.

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

About Our Organization

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

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