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.

Genome BC’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are dedicated to promoting equal opportunities across everything we do, in terms of employment and training, providing services and our engagement in decision making. More specifically, at Genome BC:

  • We foster the recognition and appreciation of diversity within the Genome BC community;
  • We promote the full and equitable participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds in the continual evolution and shaping of Genome BC, and assist them in the elimination of barriers to such participation;
  • We ensure that individuals are not discriminated against on the basis 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; and
  • We encourage creativity and innovation, to ensure each member of the Genome BC community can give their best, and help us move forward with our equity, diversity and inclusion goals.


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.

Chief Scientific Officer & Vice President, Sector Development

The Chief Scientific Officer & Vice President, Sector Development (the CSO & VP) is responsible for developing, aligning with the corporate strategy, and keeping current Genome BC’s strategies in each of the chosen economic sectors in British Columbia by working with industry, academia and government. They look for opportunities to support Genome BC’s mandate in innovation, supporting the practical translation of ideas and research outcomes into new or improved products, services, processes, systems or social interactions. The CSO & VP also leads and manages a team of dedicated professionals who work with industry, government and academic partners to identify funding in order to develop new Genome BC Programs to meet the needs of sector users. The CSO & VP represents Genome BC at national ‘Genome Enterprise’ activities; is a scientific spokesperson for Genome BC across the sectors and at regional, national and select international conferences and forums; connects with leaders and researchers in other transformative fields; and is a member of the Genome BC executive team.

View more details about this position here.

To learn more about this role or to apply please visit the PFM Executive Search website 

Health Care Professional Education Advisor

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Vice President, Communications & Societal Engagement
Term: Six-month contract with renewal opportunity (approx. 16 hours per week, flexible)

The Health Care Professional (HCP) Education Advisor will lead the development of the Genome BC’s Health Care Professional Education Framework and assist with its implementation as required. The goal of this Genomics Education Framework is to enhance the uptake of genomics tools in the healthcare system to the benefit of BC patients. You have medical education knowledge and perspective; are passionate and committed to facilitating the adoption of clinical genomics in BC through enhanced HCP education.

View more details about this position here.

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: 5:00pm (PST) on January 9, 2020 or 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 to Genome BC please