Molecular Biologist

Civil Service Commission - Human Resource Operations

Posted Mar 14, 2019 at 09:00 pm Closes Mar 28, 2019 at 09:00 pm

Job Location:
Winnipeg, MB
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Molecular Biologist

SX2 Scientist 2



Department of Agriculture

Animal Health and Welfare , Stewardship and Assurance

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 34808

Salary(s):   SX2 $70,659.00 - $88,778.00 per year

Closing Date:   March 29, 2019

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Manitoba Agriculture creates the environment that accelerates sustainable growth in the agriculture and agriprocessing sector. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada


  • Post graduate doctoral degree in moleculary biology or a related discipline ; or an equivalent combination of education training and experience in related field may be considered 
  • Experience in diagnostic virology and molecular diagnostics of animal or human pathogens including design and validation of PCR assays and next generation sequencing
  • Knowledge of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Deoxyriboneucleic Acid (DNA) sequence analysis, detection of immunoglobulins by Enzyme-linked immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and quality assurance in a diagnostic lab setting 
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage competing priorities while working under pressure and tight deadlines in an environment of constant change
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Strong computer skills 
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with the ability to consult and collaborate with both internal and external clients


  • Certificate in American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) and/or Fellow of the Canadian College of Microbiologists (FCCM)
  • Strong leadership skills 


The Molecular Biologist is responsible for defining, developing, overseeing, and evaluating all scientific and technical aspects of diagnostic testing and research in the virology and molecular diagnostics section to determine the cause of illness or death within a herd or individual animal. 

Apply to:

Advertisement # 34808
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone:  204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601


Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

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