Working at Genome BC

Become part of a team of academics and professionals committed to making a positive impact in British Columbia, Canada and the world

Working at Genome BC provides you the opportunity to interact with empowered, intelligent people focused on emerging science and disruptive technologies that are groundbreaking, exciting, and helping to provide solutions to some of humankind’s greatest challenges.

Our work improves peoples’ lives through innovation, strategic collaborations, excellent projects, technology platforms, and proactive leadership in exploring the societal impacts of genomics.

We want you to provide an important contribution by thinking strategically, driving projects, and inspiring colleagues from all over the world, while helping us to catalyze innovative solutions through genome sciences.

Current Opportunities

People are the DNA of our success

The Genome BC team is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of people who originate from different countries, backgrounds, and cultures. Members of our team are:

  • Respected and valued,
  • Given opportunities to develop knowledge and skills,
  • Empowered to succeed,
  • Recognized for a job well done.


Challenge yourself at Genome BC

We offer the opportunity to be part of something revolutionary. Genome BC is an organization dedicated to sharing the transformational power of genomics and omics technologies with all sectors in BC. Become part of a highly energized team that strives to advance the uptake of genomic solutions that improve the world we live in.

You’ll be inspired by the people you interact with and there will be plenty of opportunities to grow and develop with this engaging organization.

Career opportunities will keep you inspired and engaged and you will be provided with opportunities to grow and develop through this engaging organization.

If you like a fast-paced environment, being part of a hardworking team, and you are dedicated to continuous improvement, we think you will like working at Genome BC.

Current opportunities

Please review the listings below to view all available opportunities.

Sector Director, Agrifood & Natural Resources

Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer and VP Sectors, the Sector Director, Agrifood and Natural Resources (the Director) will be responsible for leading and overseeing the execution of all activities and initiatives pertaining to Genome BC’s Agrifood and Natural Resources portfolio. In addition, the Director will lead business development within the Agrifood and Natural Resources sectors including the development of external partnerships relevant to BC’s bioeconomy; forestry, agrifood, mining, energy, environment, and fisheries and aquaculture. The Director will manage a strong team of individuals who are responsible for optimizing the outcomes of Genome BC’s portfolio and developing collaborations and strategic partnerships that lead to the adoption of genomics across sectors. The Director will lead operations for the team while supporting the CSO and VP Sectors in the development of short and long term strategic planning. The Director will represent Genome BC at Agrifood and Natural Resources Sector external meetings, and help enhance Genome BC’s existing portfolio and attract potential applicants for Genome BC programs.

As the ideal candidate, you are educated at a graduate degree level in a scientific discipline, and are able to communicate effectively and credibly with academia and industry alike. You are able to think strategically, identifying potential partnership opportunities and exploring correlations that may exist across the sectors in your portfolio. You are equally adept at understanding the needs of your team and providing the leadership, guidance and direction necessary to assist in the achievement of individual and team objectives. You are a master of balancing the big picture view against the operational requirements of your department, and are comfortable working with both complexity and occasional ambiguity. Additionally, you are a talented project leader and program manager, with experience of defining, implementing and overseeing multiple projects at different stages, simultaneously.

If this is the next step in your professional career, please visit and submit your application to Allison Rzen and George Madden.

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

Sector Manager, Health

The Sector Manager is one of the main points of contact at Genome BC for funded project teams and is responsible for monitoring projects to assess progress, address issues and maximize outcomes. The Sector Manager also assists and participates in engaging external stakeholders in order to catalyze partnerships across the research and healthcare ecosystem in BC. The Sector Manager is a collaborative member of the Health Sector team and also works well across the organization.

How to apply:

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

Application deadline:  March 26th, 2018.
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