Dr. C.J. Coady Associates is seeking a Molecular Scientist for Diagnostic Molecular Medical Microbiology, within the Fraser Health Authority. This full-time salaried position is based at Surrey Memorial Hospital with the possibility of occasional visits to other hospitals in the Fraser Health Authority.

Position Description
The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our team of Microbiology Technologists, Microbiology Lab Leadership and Medical Microbiologists. The position responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitating molecular diagnostic testing
  • Developing, evaluating and assisting with the implementation of new clinical microbiology molecular assays (commercial or laboratory developed)
  • Developing and maintaining efficient and effective laboratory standard operating procedures and policies
  • Creating and delivering training and technical competency programs
  • Participating in the laboratory quality assurance program
  • Teaching medical laboratory technologists, residents and students
  • Working with vendors to maintain equipment and supply levels

Candidate Qualifications
Required qualifications are a PhD in Molecular Biology (or closely related discipline) and a minimum one year of relevant clinical laboratory experience in Medical Microbiology. Certification (or eligibility for certification) as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists or American Board of Medical Microbiology is strongly preferred. Hands-on expertise with laboratory developed molecular assays and molecular instruments such as Hamilton Microlab STARlet Liquid Handling system, the Bio-Rad CFX96 PCR and COBAS 6800 instruments is preferred.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada without restriction (i.e. Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada).

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefit package.

Working Environment
Surrey Memorial Hospital is the site of the Regional Medical Microbiology Laboratory for the Fraser Health Authority and is affiliated with the University of British Columbia as a teaching hospital. Fraser Health Authority has 12 hospitals and various care centres, including long term care facilities, that serve a rapidly growing population of 1.8 million. This Regional Medical Microbiology Laboratory handles approximately 1300 samples per day. This number has increased substantially with our implementation of COVID-19 molecular testing and we expect further increases in conjunction with expanded use of molecular testing.

Dr. C.J. Coady Associates is a large group of Laboratory Physician Partners and PhD Clinical Laboratory Scientists who have provided a range of consulting diagnostic laboratory services for over 60 years.
The Lower Mainland of BC offers a comfortable west coast climate, extensive recreational facilities, easy access to fresh water and ocean beaches, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, urban amenities and US border crossings.

Start date is October 1 or earlier.

Candidate should forward a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Kathy Banfield
Executive Assistant
Dr. C.J. Coady Associates
Email: kbanfield@cjcoady.com
Phone: 604-593-5885
Fax: 604-593-5884
Mail: Unit 140, 7455 – 132nd St
Surrey, BC, V3W 1J8

Apply by: Until filled

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Updated on September 3, 2020