Genomics Blog

January 21, 2013 10:15 AM
Job Opening for a Junior Program Coordinator
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Position:  Junior Program Coordinator

Start Date: February 15, 2013

Location: Genome Alberta: #200, 3512 - 33 Street NW, Calgary, AB

Description of Genome Alberta and the Position
: Genome Alberta is a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships. Genome Alberta strives to be the leading source of information and administration related to genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics research in Alberta. We are dedicated to informing students, researchers, research organizations, our partners, and the public regarding opportunities and challenges in genomics and proteomics, and in encouraging the development of a Life Sciences research industry in Alberta.

Genome Alberta requires a Junior Program Coordinator to provide support to the Director of Programs and the Chief Scientific Officer in their work with the Alberta genomics research community to allow them to effectively compete in Genome Canada’s large scale project Competitions.

This position is being advertised as full-time, but we also welcome applications from more experienced individuals who are seeking work on a part-time basis.
  • Coordinate research funding competitions
  • Use your scientific background to communicate and meet with our stakeholder community
  • Organize, prepare and deliver presentations to our stakeholder community as it relates to research funding competitions
  • Schedule and coordinate selected Genome Alberta led conferences, workshops and stakeholder meetings
  • Assessment and documentation of the genomics capacity in sectors important to Alberta.


A scientific background (BSc/MSc) in genomics or a related discipline, with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to a scientific audience. The successful candidate must be highly organized, efficient and have excellent computer skills.

Salary & Benefits:  

Applicants should include a current resume with cover letter indicating salary expectation to Josie Hendrickson at on or before January 28, 2013. Genome Alberta offers a competitive benefits and salary package.