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Chinook Therapeutics

Administrative Assistant

Administration – Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Administration
Employment Type Full-Time

Position Summary

Chinook Therapeutics is seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant/ Procurement Coordinator to join our team in Vancouver.  The candidate will report to the VP of Medicinal Chemistry and will be responsible for providing administrative support to our Vancouver office including the research and accounting teams. 

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, can comfortably adapt to changes, multi-task and who would enjoy the stimulating atmosphere of an innovative research organization.

Key Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Coordinate purchasing, receiving and shipping for the site (including laboratory and office supplies)
  • Administrative support for the accounting group, preparing back-up documentation as required
  • Reception duties including coordinating deliveries and mail
  • Assist in organizing company events, meetings (including Zoom / WebEx) and travel
  • Assist in maintaining basic administrative systems (i.e. phones, copier/fax machines) and common areas (i.e. audio-visual systems in conference rooms)
  • Maintain common areas and kitchen
  • Assist with certain facility-related requests, maintenance and repairs
  • A variety of other duties as required to support a busy office

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • College diploma preferred
  • Relevant work experience (minimum 2 years) as an administrative assistant, preferably in a technical or life sciences environment
  • Highly proficient with the Microsoft Office products Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
  • Sound judgment and well-organized to work autonomously to manage the office 
  • Dependable, taking pride and ownership in work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Adaptable, pro-active and seeks out ways to support our team
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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Administration
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
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