DNA Genotek, a part of the OraSure family of companies, develops products that optimize ease of collection and provide superior samples. DNA provides proven performance for those requiring high-quality biological samples for nucleic acid testing. Our ability to positively affect change is powered by the innovative tools, services and diagnostics we deliver to the market. 

Together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, DNA Genotek, Diversigen, and Novosanis, the OraSure family of companies provides its customers with end-to-end solutions that encompass tools, services and diagnostics. Our 800+ colleagues play a role in empowering people to discover healthier lives by creating effortless tests, collection kits, and services. 

It’s first-to-market, innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) on the OraQuick® platform; sample self-collection and stabilization products for molecular applications; and oral fluid laboratory tests for detecting various drugs of abuse. 


DNA Genotek products are marketed worldwide and support thousands of customers as they achieve breakthroughs in genomic and microbiome research, in diagnostics laboratories, in the pharmaceutical industry, in companion animal genomics and in personalized medicine.  

We are seeking an experienced HR Generalist to join our team for a 12-month contract starting April 1st, 2024. We are looking for a candidate with a broad understanding of all human resources functions, including employee relations, performance management, compensation, employment law, and learning and development. This role is a key member of HR business advisory team, will interact with senior members of the leadership team and have the opportunity to contribute to the Company’s HR practices and strategy globally.


The HR Generalist will act as a valued and trusted advisor, and manage the day-to-day human resources activities for select client groups within the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, the responsibility for the interpretation and administration of corporate policies and supporting managers with employee relations issues. The HR Generalist will also support the development and implementation of corporate HR programs and annual programs, including compensation and performance management, amongst others. Furthermore, the HR Generalist will support HR compliance and administrative tasks as required. 


Snapshot of Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing HR advisory support to client groups and leaders.
  • Educate managers and employees on various HR policies, procedures, laws, benefits, and government regulations.
  • Work with HR team members to address and resolve complex employee relations issues as assigned.
  • Assist in conducting annual HR processes, including year-end performance and compensation planning.
  • Support initiatives to enhance employee engagement and retention.
  • Manage disability leaves and accommodation requests.
  • Assist in managing risks related to employee departures.  
  • Support learning and training initiatives linked to leadership development.
  • Ensure recommendations are aligned with DE&I principles and strategies and proactively work to remove bias HR processes and policies.
  • Make recommendations to the HR team for process improvements and updates to programs.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of HR policies while ensuring alignment with organizational strategy.
  • Assist HR team on special projects or assignments as required.
  • Ensure that all recommendations to the business are aligned with applicable laws.
  • Other duties as required.

What You Bring:

  • Undergraduate or College degree in Human Resources Management, or a relevant Undergraduate or College degree coupled with relevant experience
  • CHRP or working towards CHRP designation considered an asset
  • 3-5 years of Human Resources experience with demonstrated working knowledge in key Human Resources functions including talent management, compensation, and employee relations
  • Strong knowledge of HR principles, practices, and employment laws.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Detail-oriented and organized with strong problem-solving skills.


Don’t meet every single requirement? 


Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined. 


The OraSure family of companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of the communities in which we operate. This includes, but is not limited to people with disabilities, candidates from Indigenous communities, candidates from the Black, LGBTQ2S+, or racialized communities.  


What we have to offer:


– Highly competitive Health, Dental and Vision Coverage for you, your spouse and your dependents  

– Disability and Life Insurance Benefits  

– RRSP plan with company-matching contributions 

– Generous paid time-off, including vacation days, sick days, additional company wide paid days offand personal days  

– Maternity Leave and Parental Leave Coverage 

– Adoption benefit for parents adopting a child

– Employee Referral Program– you may be eligible for a cash bonus if your referrals are hired  

– Employee Assistance Program 

– Employee Service Recognition  

– Annual Fitness Reimbursement  

– Job-related Training Programs 

– Ability to participate in Teams, Committees, Events and Clubs  

– Depending on the role you may be eligible to work in a hybrid environment or fully remotely  

– Free Onsite Parking  

Culture, People & Community 

The OraSure family of companies recognizes that the long-term health of our business is directly connected to the health of the planet, local communities and OraSure employees. As such, we have committees designed to address this, including: 

– LIVE IT Committee – committed to creating an environment that embodies our values  

– Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council hosts various events across all company locations such as monthly book club and a mentorship program 

– Wellness Committee empowers colleagues to make critical decisions to improve and protect health 

– Sustainability Committee aims to minimize impact on the environment 

– Social Committee who organize and run events for both remote and onsite employees, to create connection and community 

At DNA Genotek, we have a clear vision; cultivate an environment of equal employment opportunity where we do not tolerate discrimination or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and record of offences (in employment), or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices.  

The OraSure family of companies aims to create and foster workplaces that reflects and contributes to the global communities in which we do business and the customers and partners we serve. This includes all communities impacted by our corporate presence. As part of this commitment, OraSure and its subsidiaries will ensure employees and applicants are provided reasonable accommodation per request.  If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Lauren Wildfang at lauren.wildfang@dnagenotek.com. The OraSure family of companies will consult with all applicants who request disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.