2015-16 ANNUAL REPORTClick to view the latest Genome BC Annual Report in our new interactive web format.
Reporting Structure: Reports to the VP Communications and Education
Term: One year with option to renew
The Genomics and Society Advisor will be a driving force within the organization to better understand the societal context for genomic research, and to foster its inclusion in funded research initiatives and its uptake in society. The Genomics and Society Advisor will work collaboratively within Genome BC and externally to create a framework for ensuring that the ethical, economic, environmental, legal and social (GE3LS) aspects are an integral part of the Genome BC programming and related activities, leading to improved societal understanding, acceptance and uptake of translational research findings and the delivery of economic and social benefits to BC and beyond.
To accomplish this integrative function, the candidate must have a solid understanding of genomics and related life sciences and possess the requisite training and experience to identify challenges for the societal and sector translation, uptake, and integration of research results. The candidate should ideally have training in genomics and social sciences and humanities (e.g., sociology, business, economics, political science, journalism, ethics, etc.) and have a demonstrated track record of being able to work with diverse stakeholders to help advance science and technology into meaningful impact in society.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Genomics and Society Advisor will have a broad spectrum of skills and a strong track record in working in integrated, multi-disciplinary environments and communicating with stakeholders from different backgrounds possessing different perspectives. The selected candidate will help Genome BC achieve its goal of investing in applied and translational research projects that lead to measurable economic & societal benefits for BC and Canada. Qualifications include:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Application Deadline: February 13, 2015
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 openness, meaningful dialogue, public outreach, and educational leadership, and as such, seeks to foster understanding and appreciation of the significance of genomics and proteomics science and technology among teachers, students and the general public. www.genomebc.ca
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