GE3LS (Genomics, Ethics, Environment, Economics, Law, and Society)

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GE3LS (Genomics, Ethics, Environment, Economics, Law, and Society)

GE3LS (Genomics, Ethics, Environment, Economics, Law, and Society) Team Advisor
Term: 12 months (Maternity leave replacement) with possible 3 month extensions starting September 1, 2007

Reporting to the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and working closely with the Program Management Office (PMO) and other departments as may be required from time to time.

Key responsibilities include:

* Work with the CSO and PMO to monitor GE3LS in the projects and keep CSO, PMO and management abreast of developments
* Provide expert advice on GE3LS as it pertains to management issues.
* Work with the CSO to ensure representation of Genome BC and BC researchers in Genome Canadas Research Themes process.
* Monitor the integration of GE3LS into Genome BCs new programs.
* Maintain and further develop provincial GE3LS networks, including organizing workshops and information meetings and maintaining an inventory of GE3LS researchers and resources in BC.
* Maintain and further develop national and international GE3LS networks, including participation in the GE3LS-7 group.
* Work with the communications group to provide and review GE3LS content in Genome BC external communications vehicles.

Candidate Description

* Doctoral degree or equivalent experience in social science, humanities or science with a strong focus on policy and law and an interest in the impact on society of basic and applied life sciences research.
* Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented, dynamic corporate environment
* Excellent oral and written communications, presentation and team building skills
* Previous experience in educational development such as teaching, curriculum and/or program development
* Experience in GE3LS research community related to genomics, proteomics and/or associated technologies and knowledge of the research funding environment in Canada and internationally would be an advantage

Personal Characteristics

* Demonstrated ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team in the public and/or private sectors
* Strategic and creative thinker
* Ability to multi-task
* Flexible, adaptable, able to move fast
* Willingness to learn
* Works well under pressure

About Genome British Columbia

Genome British Columbia is a research organization that invests in and manages large-scale genomics and proteomics research projects and technology platforms focused on areas of strategic importance such as human health, forestry, fisheries, ethics, agriculture and the environment. By working collaboratively with all levels of government, universities and industry, Genome BC is the catalyst for a vibrant, genomics-driven life sciences cluster with far reaching social and economic benefits for the Province and Canada. With a staff of 22 the organization manages approximately $300 million.

Application deadline: August 15th, 2007

Position Details: Twelve month, full-time contract with possibility of three month extensions. Start date: As soon as possible following hiring process.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply in writing to:

Pierre Meulien,
Chief Scientific Officer