Genomic Data and Scientific Content Curator

Genome Sciences Centre
Job Location
675 West 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3
TBD - To be determined based on education and experience
Job Description

Clinical genomic testing is rapidly becoming a standard of care for many hereditary and acquired conditions. The Centre for Clinical Genomics (CCG) at the BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) implements novel genomic technologies while harnessing the significant bioinformatic expertise residing at the GSC for data analysis and interpretation. The CCG provides high throughput sequencing for genomic diagnostics in CAP (College of American Pathologists) accredited laboratories. The combination of technical, informatic and clinical expertise ensures genomic diagnostics are delivered with high- quality and confidence.

The CCG is seeking a Genomic Data and Scientific Content Curator interested in working with a multi-disciplinary clinical and academic team specializing in molecular diagnostics. The incumbent will analyze variant data yielded from next-generation sequencing of custom gene panels and prepare draft reports for review and finalization by clinical scientists.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Curate and interpret variants related to oncology

  • Analyse data from targeted parallel sequencing assays

  • Interpret data and prepare draft reports

  • Analyse data and review literature to provide interpretation of genetic variants to assess their relevance

  • Prepare written correspondence, reports, and presentations

  • Participate in quality assurance plans as required


Job Requirements

  • Minimum Master’s degree in relevant field (i.e. genetics, genetic counselling, cancer biology, etc.)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of genomic cancer diagnostics, next-generation sequencing, genomic databases, and bioinformatics

  • Ability to quickly assess, interpret, integrate, and reassemble relevant medical and scientific literature

  • Proficiency in drafting reports on variants found using next-generation sequencing

  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders from multiple disciplines

The successful applicant will work in a team environment which includes clinicians, research scientists, technicians, and bioinformaticians.

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

About Our Organization

Canada's Michael SmithGenome Sciences Centre

We are a leading international centre for genomics and bioinformatics research. Our mandate is to advance knowledge about cancer and other diseases, to improve human health through disease prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic approaches, and to realize the social and economic benefits of genomics research.

Genome SequencingWe are a high through-put sequencing facility in Vancouver, Canada having sequenced over 1,000,000,000,000,000 raw bases to date. We have numerous research collaborations both locally and internationally with a primary focus on human cancers.

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