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Project Manager, Genomics Educations for Health Professionals

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
9 days ago

Job Title:
Project Manager, Genomics Education for Health Professionals

Reporting Structure:     
Reports to Vice President, Communications & Societal Engagement

Full time, permanent

Job Scope:

The Genomics Education for Health Professionals (GEHP), Project Manager is a collaborative member of Genome BC and will work seamlessly across the organization. Reporting to the Vice President, Communications & Societal Engagement you will work closely with content experts internally and externally to build capacity and increase genomic application and uptake amongst health care professionals in BC.

Utilizing Genome BC’s GEHP Framework, you are responsible for pre-launch work including partner re-engagement, launching, developing and coordinating activities on all projects under the GEHP Innovation initiative. Initially this includes three exemplar projects with a focus on education definition, design, implementation and assessment. Working with content experts you will lead all facets of project coordination and management and have demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with a wide array of experts to produce quality programs.

In the longer term you will use the experiences gained with the GEHP project to develop, launch and manage other projects as part of Genome BC’s innovation strategy and capacity building for the uptake of genomics in the BC ecosystem.

You are driven to deliver successful projects on time and on budget and to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment within a purpose-driven organization.

You are a self-aware, enthusiastic, organized, independent and creative individual with a passion for science and innovation. You possess confidence and experience and aspire to work in a high energy and committed team. With a keen eye for detail, you understand the importance of project oversight and management in delivering outcomes from funded research and innovation that have a high potential for impact.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Launch, monitor and coordinate all GEHP projects supported by Genome BC to ensure milestones and deliverables are reached
  • Finalize projects’ scope and launch new projects by facilitating project start-up activities, including finalization of project budgets, work plans and milestones and coordinate the process to close out projects after completion
  • Leverage the subject matter expertise of content experts internally and externally for the benefit of the projects
  • Pro-actively engage other Genome BC team members to ensure all milestones and deliverables are completed on time and on budget and inform Genome BC of any challenges and bring forward tangible solutions
  • Foster relationships, facilitate meetings, and communicate effectively with project teams, the lead institutions and other partners, in particular private sector companies leading the projects
  • Coordinate meetings, workshops, committees and activities as required
  • Facilitate the planning, delivery and completion of workshops with relevant stakeholders to inform GEHP framework and strategy development
  • Support key Genome BC projects with GEHP educational components
  • Work collaboratively across Genome BC to ensure successful delivery of objectives
  • Present findings and milestones to Genome BC Executive and staff and stakeholders as required

Candidate Profile:

The Genomics Education for Health Professionals, Project Manager will have strong oversight skills demonstrating breadth of abilities and knowledge and a proven track record of working in integrated, multi-disciplinary environments and communicating with diverse stakeholders. The selected candidate will have strong organizational and administrative skills to complement their demonstrated project management skills.  Knowledge of ecosystem: academic curriculum development, continuing professional development and project design and implementation in a digital space and subject matter interest would be an asset, but is not required.

Ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Demonstrated project management experience and know how, including experience with milestone-driven project; PMP certification or equivalent an asset
  • Ability to identify and assess objective, quantifiable measures of success
  • Experience in the BC life sciences research and innovation community
  • Excellent communication, relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated organizational, financial management skills and careful record keeping practices, preferably in a science or technology environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with tight deadlines
  • Ability to think broadly and understand strategic priorities
  • Ability to work with diverse systems to effect change
  • Experience in delivering effective and compelling presentations, moderating and collaboration
  • Demonstrated expertise in the facilitation and development of interdisciplinary teams or projects
  • Ability to think critically and creatively and question status quo
  • Strong written and oral communications skills for academic and non-academic audiences
  • Proven experience in strategic development and its translation and uptake

How to apply:

Applicants should include a current CV with a cover letter indicating, anticipated start date and the names and contact information for at least two references. Please send application in MS Word or PDF via e mail to   

Application Deadline: 5pm, Thursday, September 30th

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank you for your interest in Genome BC. Only those candidates short listed for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

About Genome British Columbia:

Genome British Columbia invests in genomics innovation to address critical challenges in key economic sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agrifood, energy, mining and environment. In addition to scientific programming, Genome BC works to integrate genomics and society by supporting responsible research and innovation and is committed to fostering an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among educators, students and the public.

At Genome BC, we believe we are made stronger by our unique combination of culture, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or family status, physical or mental disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, or age. We are committed to advancing a culture that values diversity and inclusivity, including recruiting and developing a well-qualified and diverse workforce that embraces and encourages different perspectives.

 Our Values:

  • Integrity is at the core of our decisions and actions
  • Empathy is integral to our relationships
  • Commitments are honoured with passion and purpose
  • Boldness and agility motivate our pursuits
  • Curiosity and wonder inspire us