Sector Manager - Health

Genome British Columbia
Job Location
Vancouver, BC

Position and Compensation:
This is a continuing full-time position as defined within the guidelines of Genome BC’s human resources and compensation policies and procedures

Job Description

Reporting Structure:
Reports to the Vice President, Sector Development

Sector Development Group:
With a staff of seven and working with several contractors the Sector Development group is responsible for engaging with relevant stakeholders in each of the natural resources and health sectors of social and economic importance to the province of British Columbia. Typically stakeholders come from academia and related institutions, governmental agencies and departments, non-governmental agencies and the private sector.  The Sector Development group is responsible for working with stakeholders to identify teams that can achieve the deliverables and outputs listed in the Genome BC strategic plan and to assist them with seeking funding towards these goals.   

Key job responsibilities include:

  • Developing the sector strategy for genomics in health in collaboration and consultation with various stakeholders
  • Developing plan for projects in the health sector in collaboration with various stakeholders
  • Continuing to engage with stakeholders to ensure that the sector strategy and implementation plan are kept current
  • Working with teams from the health sector to secure funding for projects identified in the implementation plan, as well as other opportunities that arise
  • Engaging parties from the private sector and foundations who are interested in partnering with BC-based individuals/groups as it relates to deliverables in the health sector
  • Working with Corporate Development to liaise and align with the BC government as per Genome BC’s strategic plan
  • Liaising with the Genome Enterprise (Genome Canada and regional Genome Centres) in matters related to the health strategy and health projects
  • Working with the Communications Department to assist with promoting through various media the health strategy and associated project information
  • Working on special, strategic projects related to the health strategy, such as Sector Innovation Centres and Emerging Opportunities
  • Budget and timeline management with strict adherence to deadlines and quality
  • On an as needed basis, support and assistance to others in the Sector Development group 

Education and experience:

  • Graduate degree (MSc, PhD or MD) and an MBA is desirable.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience, ideally in both an academia/institutional setting (including health authorities) and the healthcare or life sciences industry
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate alignment of disparate stakeholders and key opinion leaders spanning academia, industry and government
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a constantly changing environment and efficiently manage several ongoing assignments simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience with preparing strategic documents and/or business plans
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communications skills


How to Apply

Applicants should include a current CV with a cover letter indicating. Please send application in MS Word or PDF via e mail to Application Deadline: August 10th.

We thank you for your interest in Genome BC. Only those candidates short listed for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

About Our Organization

About Genome British Columbia:

Genome British Columbia is a catalyst for the life sciences cluster on Canada’s West Coast, and manages a cumulative portfolio of over $710M in 254 research projects and science and technology platforms. Working with governments, academia and industry across sectors such as human health, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agri-food, energy, mining, and environment,  the goal of the organization is to generate social and economic benefits for British Columbia and Canada.

Genome BC is supported by the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada through Genome Canada and Western Economic Diversification Canada and more than 300 international public and private co-funding partners.

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