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Job Summary: 

Join Contextual Genomics: a leading Canadian genomics company based in Vancouver, BC, built by world experts in the field of cancer genomics, molecular diagnostics and bioinformatics. A position for a Laboratory Scientist, Assay Development is available immediately to join this exciting and growing commercial enterprise which makes next-generation cancer sequencing diagnostics widely available to patients across the globe. We develop and distribute state-of-the-art molecular tools and cloud-based end-to-end bioinformatics and clinical reporting solutions to inform patients and their oncologists of optimal treatment strategies for their cancer. We welcome enthusiastic and talented scientists wishing to contribute their high-level assay design expertise to improving global cancer care. 

The Laboratory Scientist, Assay Development will become an integral part of an innovative team leading the design and development of cancer genomic assays, including tissue-based assays and blood-based circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) tests. The Laboratory Scientist, Assay Development will have design and development experience with genomic assay methodologies including multiplex amplicon panels and capture-based methods with Illumina next-generation sequencing. The Laboratory Scientist will manage and lead molecular biological experiments as well as identify, develop, and carry out experimental methodologies. The Laboratory Scientist, Assay Development will develop the internal collaborations between experts in computational biology, software development, and quality assurance to ensure timely development of the highest quality end-to-end products. The Laboratory Scientist, Assay Development will assume project leadership for laboratory development of new assay products, working under minimum supervision and will report to the Senior Manager, Assay Development. 

Required credentials: 

  • PhD in a relevant field (molecular biology, pathology and laboratory medicine, genomics). 
  • Strong publication record. 
  • Experience in cancer research. 
  • Strong Experience in genomic assay development, in particular, capture technology with unique molecular barcodes (UMIs)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada. 

More information on Contextual Genomics can be found at 

To apply for this position: email CV and cover letter to with job code: JD012 in the header. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.