The Vice President, Sector Development and CSO is responsible for developing, and keeping current, Genome BC’s strategies in each of the chosen economic sectors in British Columbia by working with senior representatives of government, industry and academia, and for developing project proposals for consideration by Genome Canada, Genome BC and co- funding organizations. The Vice President, Sector Development and CSO also has the responsibility to work with other partners to develop new Genome BC Programs to meet the needs of sector users. The Vice President, Sector Development and CSO is Genome BC’s representative at the national ‘Genome Enterprise’ activities; is a spokesperson for Genome BC at a scientific level across the sectors; and is a member of the Genome BC senior management team.
Reports to the President and CEO
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage and coordinate all Genome BC’s sector development activities in health; agri-food; forestry; fisheries and aquaculture; mining; energy and the environment. This includes establishing and maintaining contacts with senior representatives in academia; industry; and government;
- Implement Genome BC’s health sector strategy, by working with clinicians, health authorities, and the private sector;
- Prospect, develop and mentor project teams through the proposal processoriginating from Genome Canada’s national competitions, or Genome BC’s programs, or other partners from inception through to notice of award, to maximize Genome BC’s success;
- Develop relationships with other partners and funding agencies to propose new Genome BC programs appropriate to the key sectors. This would include key Canadian partners such as Genome Canada, the Genome Centres, CIHR, NSERC, WD, philanthropic foundations; and internationally such organizations as the EU, the Wellcome Trust, and the NIH.
- Represent Genome BC as the primary contact for relevant ‘Genomic Enterprise’ activities including national competitions and partnership programs;
- Focus on users of genomics in industry and government through such programs as the User Partnership Program and the Genomics Applications Partnership Program such that Genome BC can meet the deliverables identified in its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan;
- Lead the development of Genome BC’s scientific events, whileworking with the Communications and Education department to provide Genome BC visibility in the scientific and users communities for each sector;
- Contribute to Genome BC corporately as a member of senior management by representing Genome BC as a spokesperson; maintaining awareness of the science of genomics, proteomics, metabalomics, bioinformatics, etc; advising the management and board of Genome BC; and helping secure and measure the social and economic benefits of Genome BC’s research.