Genome British Columbia - Genome Genomics

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Geneskool Coordinator

Genome BC Geneskool:

Genome BC Geneskool is comprised of a series of outreach programs that was developed to stimulate interest in genomics and increase understanding of how genomics is impacting people’s lives. Through these programs Genome BC works to develop and sustain an education program that informs British Columbians about the science and wonder of genomics and gives them tools to discuss the implications of research. These tools will assist you in engaging students in learning about the exciting and evolving world of genomics and biotechnology.  Genome BC’s programs are not only designed to provide curious minds with unbiased and up-to-date genomic information, but to also consider its relevance in our society, the benefits and risks of research, and the impact genomics has on our health, our environment, our food supply and our energy sources.

Geneskool Classroom Workshops and Geneskool Full Day Campus Workshops:

These two programs introduce students, within the Lower Mainland as well as in rural communities throughout BC, to the exciting world of genetics by delivering fun, hands-on activities. Locally, day-long workshops are hosted at Capilano University in North Vancouver each December and April and also hour-long activities are delivered in secondary schools within the Lower Mainland throughout each academic year. In addition to local outreach, classroom activities are also delivered via four to six Geneskool Rural Trips that take please each year in various rural communities across BC.

Description of Genome BC Geneskool Coordinator:

The Geneskool Coordinator will work in collaboration with Genome BC’s Communications & Education Coordinator and Let’s Talk Science’s Rural Trip Outreach Coordinator to facilitate Geneskool Classroom Workshops and Geneskool Full Day Campus Workshops both locally and rurally. The self-motivated, enthusiastic individual will:

  • Recruit Let’s Talk Science volunteers  and provide volunteer training to ensure that the education outreach activities are well executed for Geneskool Classroom Workshops, Geneskool Full Day Campus Workshops and other various education opportunities as they arise (ie: exhibit booth featuring hands-on activity at a community event, teacher convention, etc.)
  • Prepare materials for Geneskool Rural Trips, including printing and photocopying of activities, purchasing of supplies, packing of supplies and equipment, etc.
  • Facilitate travel requirements as necessary for Geneskool Rural Trips including airline flights, car rentals, hotel reservations, etc. OR inform Genome BC office of requirements and bookings will be made through the Genome BC education office.
  • Lead in the delivery of education activities to students via Geneskool Full Day Campus Workshops and Geneskool Classroom Workshops, both locally and regionally, as required.
  • Provide Genome BC with volunteer names and contact information, volunteer expense reports with accompanying receipts following any program where expenses were incurred.

Terms:

  • This position is for approximately 5 to 20 hours per month. The time commitment varies each month, depending on the availability from the teachers (ie: July and August school is not in session; October/November typically busy with school bookings, etc.)
  • The contract will run from April 27th, 2015 until April 30th, 2016.

Compensation:

  • $15.00 per hour.

To Apply:

  • Please email your cover letter and curriculum vitae to jobs@genomebc.ca before Tuesday, April 7th at 4pm (PST). 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 is a catalyst for the life sciences cluster on Canada’s West Coast and manages a cumulative portfolio of over $660M in research projects and science and technology platforms. Working with governments, academia and industry across sectors such as forestry, fisheries, agriculture, environment, bioenergy, mining and human health, the goal of the organization is to generate social and economic benefits for British Columbia and Canada.

In addition to research, Genome BC is committed to public outreach and educational leadership, and as such, seeks to foster understanding and appreciation of the significance of genomics science and technology among teachers, students and the general public. www.genomebc.ca