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Development Laboratory Assistant II

Join Canada's Lifeline!


We’re seeking a Development Laboratory Assistant II to join our Vancouver netCAD Blood4Research team.

Be part of a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, diverse and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. We are the connection between the sincere generosity of donors, and the heartfelt appreciation of recipients. Thousands of Canadians depend on our programs every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells, organs and tissues.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the coordination and provision of blood and blood products as well as clinic operations. You will work independently or within a team on projects serving internal and external stakeholders. Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.

Are you ready to embark on a meaningful and inspiring journey, where what you do matters? Be part of Canada’s lifeline. Because we can all be the reason, the connection, that keeps Canadians living.


Responsibilities include:

Participates in the planning and effective operation of netCAD Blood for Research donor clinics. All activities are performed in accordance with established operating procedures or approved study protocols.

  • Planning donor clinics, and contacting and booking donors to meet development study designs and laboratory product needs
  • Plans Apheresis clinics including contacting and booking donors and preparation of the clinic and the Trima instrument on the day
  • Preparing the netCAD donor clinic to receive donors
  • Welcoming donors, volunteers, and the public to the netCAD clinic
  • Registering donors including measuring the donor’s hemoglobin and performing blood grouping as required
  • Submit and resolve medical inquiries with the Canadian Blood Services Medical Office
  • Performing venepuncture and whole blood collection process while monitoring the donor for signs of discomfort
  • Assesses donor issues (e. faints, problem donors) and directs staff appropriately, and documents incidents on the appropriate forms
  • Discontinuing the blood collection process and providing post-donation instructions to the donor
  • Working closely with the other members of the netCAD clinic team to ensure the safety of each donor and ensure the donation process is smooth and seamless
  • Carrying out activities in a professional manner to develop confidence of donors and the public in the blood collection process, ensuring each donor has an excellent donation experience and knows how much their donation is appreciated and will help make a difference
  • Assesses donor eligibility in accordance with the modified Donor Selection Criteria Manual (DSCM) for Blood4Research donors

Oversight of blood product requests for Product and Process Development / Supply Chain studies as well as from internal and external researchers

  • Supports donor booking
  • Monitors REB and MDA applications
  • Alignment of blood product requests
  • Communication with netCAD management and production staff
  • Performing the provision of blood and blood products to CBS affiliated and external researchers

Supports the effective operation of the netCAD Blood for Research Facility

  • Ensures all procedures are carried out according to Operating Procedures or Study Protocols and in compliance with GMP requirements where required
  • Performs work in accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Blood Services Corporate Health and Safety Policy and Procedures.
  • Perform administrative tasks as required
  • Order laboratory supplies and maintain records
  • Ensures equipment and supplies are quality controlled and appropriately documented
  • Maintain chemical inventory and updated MSDS
  • Maintain document control and training records
  • Provides input and feedback on the development, validation or implementation of new procedures, equipment and/or policies
Required skills:

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Post-secondary school level education
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered
  • Minimum 3 years related experience working as a phlebotomist required but 5 + years preferred
  • Certification as a laboratory assistant desirable
  • Experience with blood component processing preferred


Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently in a laboratory environment with biological and chemical hazards
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in planning, organization and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of blood product manufacturing methods and quality standards
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to guide and train team members
  • Contribute to operational decision making

Salary Range: $60,000 to 66,000

Canadian Blood Services offers a generous total rewards package including:

  • Generous vacation allotment
  • Comprehensive Group Health & Dental Benefits
  • Choice of Defined Contribution or Defined Benefit Pension Plan


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

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*Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.

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What is the working language?

The working language at Canadian Blood Services is English. Some positions do have additional language requirements, other than English, and these requirements will be indicated on the job posting. Fluency in English is a bona fide occupational requirement for all positions.

It is recommended that resumes be provided in English to ensure maximum visibility by our recruiters. Resumes provided in French will be translated by our internal translation department. Our selection process, including applicant pre-screening and interviews, is in English.