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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) | Department of Radiology

The Department of Radiology at The University of British Columbia (UBC) along with its partners, the BC Cancer Research Institute (BC Cancer) and TRIUMF invite applications for a full-time faculty position in the field of radiotracer and probe development for molecular imaging and therapy of cancers, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). This position will be based at the BC Cancer Research Institute.

Apply online now. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Research Project Manager - Level 7

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Do you have a background in science research — from its processes and practices to proposals & peer-review? Can you develop an award winning grant application, facilitate efficient and productive meetings, gather the right information and engage the right people at the right ti​me? We're looking for a Research Project Manager to help GSC faculty and leaders continue to deliver world-leading genomics, bioinformatics, cancer and precision medicine research.

Job Reference No.: RPC2_R00026_2022_11_29

Summary

Reporting to Projects Team Leader and working closely with the Principal Investigators and Project Leaders, you will play a key role in managing research projects and grants within the context of a research culture with established policies and procedures, vision and values. The major focus of this position is to work with the Principal Investigators and Project leaders to establish the objectives, milestones, and budgets for various research projects and grants, and develop  strategies to monitor the progress of projects to ensure project objectives and milestones are successfully met.

Duties/Accountabilities

  • Establishing budgets for research projects, grants, collaborations and core activities
  • Assisting with preparing grants, progress reports, statement of work documents, compliance documents, sample status or analysis reports
  • Monitoring budgets and expenditures
  • Establishing, monitoring, and coordinating project progress, milestones, deadlines and objectives
  • Recommending strategies for improving projects management methods and processesIdentifying, problem solving and working to remove barriers to successful project completion
  • Liaising with grant/core funding agencies
  • Interacting directly with research collaborators or clinical study teams as required
  • Provides work directions to trainees and staff as appropriate.
  • Performing other related duties as appropriate

Qualifications

While equivalencies will be considered, ideally you bring a degree in Science (preferably Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Computer Science) plus a minimum of 5 years' recent related experience in project management and/or research development management.

Certification as a Project Management professional will help you make the short list, as will recent experience in academic scientific research, clinical trials research, biotech or software industry. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Project is essential and you should have excellent organizational, analytical and verbal and written communication skills.

Successful candidate(s) will be offered positions through Provincial Health Services Authority at the Research Project Coordinator II level, which is equivalent to that described above.

Core Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proactive interactions with collaborators are a must to perform successfully in this position. Active participation in laboratory meetings and seminars relevant to the project activities is highly encouraged. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple resource intense projects within a fast paced environment.

Application

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using  Job Reference No.: RPC2_R00026_2022_11_29 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

Important!

We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens ,permanent residents, applicants with a valid status to work in Canada will be given priority.

Please note All jobs at the GSC are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Flexible work options are available for this position upon request and is subject to change in accordance with GSC’s Operational needs and PHSA’s Flexible Work Options Policy.

Genome Sciences Technologist - Sequencing

Why work at the GSC

As the first genome centre to be established within a cancer clinic, our story began by thinking outside of the box. From being the first in the world to sequence the SARS coronavirus during the 2003 global outbreak to publishing the first study demonstrating the use of whole genome sequencing to influence personalized cancer treatment planning in 2010, our passion for pushing scientific frontiers continues to this day.

Our technology platforms enable the transformative science being done at the GSC. But it is our world-class team of scientists and innovators that make it happen. By joining the GSC you will become part of a diverse and dedicated group of biologists, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, computational biologists, biochemists, engineers and clinicians. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness and respect—to join us in our mission to provide genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics technology and expertise for the benefit of human health and society.


Job Reference No: GST_P00634_HSA 136835_2022_11_24

Role Summary

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.The Genome Sciences Technologist performs various molecular biology techniques and procedures including library construction which are involved in the operation of a large scale, high throughput DNA mapping and DNA sequencing production facility.

This is a temporary full-time renewable position.

Qualifications

Education, training and experience:

Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry and two (2) years’ of recent related experience in a research laboratory or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Genome Sciences Centre Group Leaders and Production Coordinators.

Skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of molecular biology techniques particularly DNA and RNA preparation and manipulation
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed procedures reproducibly and accurately
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to operate personal computers

To Apply

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No.: GST_P00634_HSA 136835_2022_11_24 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

About the GSC

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

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Genomics Engineering Technologist - Sequencing

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Job Reference No.: GET_P00651_HSA 136840_2022_11_24

Job Summary:

Reporting to the group leader and in accordance with established policies, standards and procedures, this position performs technical work related to the repair, maintenance, calibration, inspection and evaluation of genomics laboratory equipment.

This is a temporary full-time renewable union position.

Duties:

  1. Repairs and maintains laboratory equipment related to high throughput genomics such as robotic liquid handlers (Hamilton Nimbus and Starlet, Janus), centrifuges, thermocyclers, sequencers, Barcode printers,  Agilent bioanalysers, Speed  vac, autoclave etc..
  2. Performs inspections, tests, troubleshooting, calibration and repair of equipment as necessary by methods such as identifying faults, disassembling, replacing parts, making adjustments or calibrations, reassembling and testing equipment to determine if functioning properly.Contacts and co-ordinates vendors and service representatives as necessary.
  3. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment by methods such as visually inspecting equipment for signs of wear and/or malfunctions, cleaning, lubricating and replacing parts. Maintains records and revises standard operating procedures as required.
  4. Provides consultations and training to staff and demonstrates procedures to operators of equipment on use for optimal performance and safety.
  5. Communicates status and scheduling repairs and equipment moves with inter-team and department.
  6. Modifies, redesigns and/or fabricates equipment for specialized applications by reviewing specifications with appropriate personnel, writing specifications for new equipment/devices and/or changing system operating parameters.
  7. Participates in the identification of equipment needs, evaluates equipment based on these needs and makes recommendations on the purchase of various products to Leader(s).
  8. Programs new protocols on equipment including Hamilton liquid handler and tetrads as required..
  9. Documents repair and equipment related activities including report generation.
  10. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience

Graduate of a recognized program in Biomedical Engineering Technology plus two (2) years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of similar laboratory equipment especially robot liquid handlers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of staff.
  • Able to adapt to changes in work and demonstrate initiative to prioritize, track and coordinate tasks around production needs.
  • Demonstrated administrative, organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Experience with computer software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and JIRA.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

Application

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No: GET_P00651_HSA 136840_2022_11_24 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bioinformatics

Job Summary:

The candidate would work within a dynamic and vibrant lab with a proven track record of outstanding achievements and contributions in breast oncology research. This position allows the candidate to contribute bold and innovative research that can be translated to new understanding in the evolutionary processes that drive cancers.

This position's primary focus in the lab will be to lead and to participate in projects based on candidate's desire concentrated on investigating genetics of breast oncology, cancer evolutionary, and development of novel therapeutics. Using the wide network of connections and collaborations of the principal investigator, and extensive biomedical resources at the institution, candidates will be able to build on the existing research of the lab to quickly start up their own research projects.

The position will provide a unique opportunity for mentoring trainees, supervising analysts and interacting with industry. This is an excellent platform to receive outstanding training to gain the important skills for a successful medical research career in academia or industry.

This funded position with the University of British Columbia, at the BC Cancer Research Centre allows the candidate to flourish under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

Organizational Status:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will play a leadership role in the Aparicio lab, and will be reporting directly to Dr. Samuel Aparicio who is the primary investigator of the laboratory. More information on the lab, please visit https://aparicio.molonc.ca

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC is a hybrid, academically intensive Department within the UBC Faculty of Medicine whose activities span a broad spectrum of teaching, research, and academic service, often performed in the milieu of clinical practice, and are ultimately devoted to improving the care, treatment, and well-being of patients.  The Department offers academic degrees at the bachelor’s (Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc)) and graduate (MSc, PhD) levels with the graduate program, one of the largest in the Faculty of Medicine, which has been recognized by UBC for its quality. The Department plays a major role in the MD undergraduate program and offers an accredited residency-training program. Faculty members participate across a spectrum of research from basic investigative to translational to clinical applied research and are recognized locally, nationally and internationally for their excellence.

Work Performed:

  • Management and supervision of trainees;
  • May be involved in recruitment and training of trainees;
  • Performing regular reviews of the relevant literature;
  • Planning and designing of experiments;
  • Analyzing, interpreting and compiling data in study reports, presenting results, and participating in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant application packages;
  • Updating Dr. Aparicio and the group on the status of projects during lab meetings, in email correspondence and phone conferences;
  • Managing projects with key academic and industry partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in the computer science, bioinformatics or equivalent
  • At least 4 years experience in bioinformatics research
  • Experience in genomics and next-generation sequencing
  • Extensive knowledge of cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics
  • Experience with cancer research a plus
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a deadline oriented environment with minimal supervision
  • Effective oral and written communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skill and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail required
  • Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

Supervision Received:

  • Works independently under direction of PI, Dr. Samuel Aparicio
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with Industry partners and other researchers at UBC and globally

Supervision Given:

  • Assists and oversees research assistants and students as required
  • Assists and provides guidelines to other research members, as required

How to Apply:

Exceptional candidates should submit a cover letter outlining your research interests and fit with the laboratory's research, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees willing to provide letters of reference.

Due to the number of resumes we receive, we are unable to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone, or provide the status of the competition. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this positions requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Email to apply: careersmolonc@bccrc.ca

Please put Bioinformatics PDF in the subject line.

Research Assistant 2

JOB SUMMARY

Researchers in the Department of Molecular Oncology at the BC Cancer Research Centre use the latest technologies to rapidly identify genes that are involved in the development of cancer. You will become an integral part of the animal research team, providing technical support on animal research for multiple core projects within the lab.

DUTIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Perform a variety of established technical procedures according to written protocols.
  • Perform experiments by following established laboratory procedures according to written protocols.
  • Record results, including computer data entry.
  • Provide input regarding modification of procedures as requested by the Department Head, Principal Investigator, or designate.
  • Maintain and store cell lines and primary cultures.
  • Maintain and store test materials and products.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • May demonstrate work methods or procedures to less experienced assistants as designated.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from a recognized Bachelor’s program in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Bachelor of Science)
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory
  • As this role will be spending the majority of the time in an animal research facility working with mice – mice handling experience is preferred.

Computational Biologist, Clinical, GSC

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Job Reference No: CB_HSA# 134262_P01060_CCG_2022_10_11

Summary

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA. As such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

The Computational Biologist performs bioinformatics analyses and contributes to software development related to the operation of a large-scale clinical sequencing facility. This is a temporary renewable full-time position

Duties

Contributes to the design, development, implementation, validation, running, and maintenance of clinical bioinformatics pipelines and related databases.

  • Contributes to incorporation of third-party software into clinical bioinformatics pipelines, including:
    1. identifying candidate software to consider
    2. comparing software candidates to aid in selection
    3. determining optimal parameters for the chosen software
    4. developing interfaces to integrate the chosen software and
    5. validating integration of the chosen software
  • Participates in the development of novel software solutions, as directed by the Assistant Bioinformatics Coordinator or Clinical Bioinformatics Coordinator.
  • Participates in peer code review.
  • Contributes to writing and updating official procedures and other documentation related to clinical bioinformatics pipelines.
  • Verifies results produced by clinical bioinformatics pipelines.
  • Performs exploratory analyses to identify potential root causes of issues encountered during production processing, and implements corrective actions as directed by the Assistant Bioinformatics Coordinator or Clinical Bioinformatics Coordinator.
  • Performs bioinformatics analyses to answer questions from the Clinical Director, Clinical Bioinformatics Coordinator, or Assistant Bioinformatics Coordinator.
  • Presents implementation plans, analysis results, and validation results internally and externally, in oral presentations and written documentation.
  • Contributes to the development of research papers by providing materials, methods, and/or analyzed data.
  • Participates in the training of others through orientation, informal instruction, and sharing of job information.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science Program in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science.
  • Two (2) year’s of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the GSC Group Leaders.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated skill with Python or other similar high level languages
  • Functional knowledge of distributed version control systems, such as Git.
  • Demonstrated ability in R or other similar statistical programming languages
  • Familiarity with relational databases, such as PostgreSQL, and with ORMs
  • Ability to program and run analyses in a production environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment, including experience with shell scripting and common command-line tools
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments to complete required tasks on time
  • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing, cancer genetics, principles of clinical testing, experimental design, statistical hypothesis testing, and/or machine learning would be considered an asset
  • Ability to use related equipment

Application

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using  Job Reference: CB_HSA # 134262_P01060_CCG_2022_10_11 in the subject line of your email.

As this is a union position, you will also have to apply either as an internal or external applicant through http://www.phsa.ca/careers using the posting reference 134262.

This posting will remain online until filled.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working on a hybrid basis both remotely and onsite on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

Under the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) order on mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, any new employees hired by a B.C. health authority must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Radiochemistry Postdoctoral Fellow Position

One postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available at the BC Cancer Research Institute in Vancouver, Canada for the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for cancer imaging and radiotherapy. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research in the design and synthesis of radioligands targeting biomarkers overexpressed in cancers. Research activities will involve the production and isolation of radioisotopes, peptide and multi-step organic synthesis, and radiolabeling small molecules, peptides and antibodies with various imaging and radiotherapeutic isotopes (F-18, Ga-68, Zr-89, Tc-99m, I-123, In-111, Lu-177, Ac-225 …).

Qualified candidates should have a PhD degree in radiochemistry, organic or medicinal chemistry with experience in peptide or multi-step organic synthesis. Experience with HPLC, micro-scale reactions, and radiochemistry is strongly desirable but not required. The ability to perform research in a collaborative environment is required including excellent oral and written communication skills. This joint position between BC Cancer Research Institute and University of British Columbia (UBC) is for a period of two years with the possibility of renewal.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to :
Dr. Kuo-Shyan Lin
Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Research Centre
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
E-mail: klin@bccrc.ca

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Research Animal Technician 2

JOB SUMMARY

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. These positions supervise designated staff by scheduling and assigning work, and assist in daily animal care operations by leading various health monitoring and colony management programs, trouble-shooting minor issues and performing other administrative tasks. These positions also maintain the daily care of laboratory mice and perform various surgical procedures and laboratory techniques.

                                               

DUTIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Develops, implements, reviews and updates animal care standard operating procedures for assigned area.

• Leads various animal care programs such as health monitoring and colony management.

• Maintains current knowledge of, and ensures compliance with, animal care regulations.

• Supervises designated staff by scheduling and assigning work, providing orientation and training and monitoring performance.

• Maintains daily care of laboratory mice including maintaining adequate food and water levels and observing mice for general health conditions.

• Performs surgeries and techniques including blood collection, surgical implantations, tumour implantation, injection of solutions, collection of tissues and organs and embryo manipulations, and cryopreservation.

• Performs laboratory techniques such as media preparation, cell culture and hormone preparation, and polymerase chain reaction analysis as required.

• Leads training programs, prepares and gives presentations and orients and trains staff and animal users on proper animal care theory, protocols, techniques and procedures.

• Changes and cleans animal cages, bottles and racks.

• Performs general cleaning of animal facilities including disinfecting equipment, walls, floors, rooms, etc.

• Performs census duties such as counting cages and reporting cage numbers.

• Receives and processes laboratory animal care supplies.

                                               

QUALIFICATIONS

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from a recognized program in Animal Health or Veterinary Technology, or a Bachelor’s program in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Animal Science); plus five (5) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

Research Project Manager

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Job Reference No: RPC_R00022_Projects_2022_11_15

Summary

Reporting to Projects Team Leader and working closely with the Principal Investigators and Project Leaders, you will play a key role in managing research projects and grants within the context of a research culture with established policies and procedures, vision and values. The major focus of this position is to work with the Principal Investigators and Project leaders to establish the objectives, milestones, and budgets for various research projects and grants, and monitor and facilitate progress against these objectives and milestones.

Duties/Accountabilities

  • Establishing budgets for research projects, grants, collaborations and core activities
  • Assisting with preparing grants, progress reports, statement of work documents, compliance documents, sample status or analysis reports
  • Monitoring budgets and expenditures
  • Establishing, monitoring, and coordinating project progress, milestones, deadlines and objectives
  • Recommending strategies for improving projects management methods and processes
  • Liaising with grant/core funding agencies
  • Interacting directly with research collaborators or clinical study teams as required
  • Performing other related duties as appropriate

Qualifications

While equivalencies will be considered, ideally you bring a degree in Science (preferably Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Computer Science) plus 5 years' recent related experience in project management and/or research development management.

Certification as a Project Management professional will help you make the short list, as will experience in academic scientific research, clinical trials research, biotech or software industry. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Project is essential and you should have excellent organizational, analytical and verbal and written communication skills.

Successful candidate(s) will be offered positions through Provincial Health Services Authority at the Research Project Coordinator level, which is equivalent to that described above.

Core Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proactive interactions with collaborators are a must to perform successfully in this position. Active participation in laboratory meetings and seminars relevant to the project activities is highly encouraged.

Application

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No: RPC_R00022_Projects_2022_11_15 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working on a hybrid basis, both remotely within BC and onsite in the GSC office in Vancouver on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Research Programmer - Birol Lab/Bioinformatics Technology Lab

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Job Reference No. RP_R00008_Birol Lab_2022_09_08

Summary

The Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a leading international organization for genomics and bioinformatics research. Our mandate is to advance knowledge in those areas, and to realize the social and economic benefits of genomics research. The Research Programmer analyzes large-scale genomics data and provides support for research projects in the Bioinformatics Technology Lab (BTL) / Genome Sciences Centre - BC Cancer through developing software, data models, analysis pipelines, and documentation. The successful candidate will work independently in a multidisciplinary environment, and participate as a project team member on specific genome research projects to develop / test code and help analyze large volumes of genomics data.

Key Accountabilities


• Develop and implement data analysis pipelines / algorithms
• Work with the BTL’s Python and C/C++ code base (improve existing modules, create new ones, etc.)
• Analyze large scale genomics and next-generation sequence datasets
• Investigate complex biological problems in which analysis of sequence data requires in-depth evaluation
• Collaborate to develop and test code, implement software and data analysis pipelines
• Prepare programming documentation in accordance with prescribed standards
• Conduct literature reviews, and provide input and recommendations to the Principal Investigator and
Group Leader regarding new computer applications, bioinformatics software or statistical techniques
• Participate in weekly lab meetings and present work for review by others
• Provide contributions to the preparation and/or presentation of research manuscripts

Qualifications

• B.A./B.S., M.S, or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Engineering or a related field
• Minimum 2 years of experience in computer programming
• Experience developing bioinformatics pipelines and/or tools is a must
• Proficient in C/C++
• Experience with at least one scripting language (Python, PERL, R, etc.)
• Experience with good software engineering and version control practices (code review, unit testing, etc.)
• Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment
• Experience with analyzing very large datasets (1TB+ scale)
• Experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis (DNA, RNA) is a must
• Knowledge of microbial and human genetics will be considered assets

The successful applicant will be part of a team of research scientists working in a dynamic environment to primarily develop and apply data analysis algorithms and protocols to analyze genome data. You will be contributing to advancing science, cancer and genome research locally and worldwide.  

Application

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference No. RP_R00008_Birol Lab_2022_09_08 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working both remotely and onsite on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Research Associate

Job Reference No: RA_R00006_Evgin Lab_2022_11_10

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. If you have a PhD degree in a life sciences or quantitative discipline and experience with lab research, along with an interest in genomics and improving cancer care, you could become an integral member of our team.

The GSC's Evgin lab is seeking a Research Associate. The Evgin lab uses mouse models of cancer to investigate the in vivo interplay between the immune system and cancer. Specifically, the team is interested in how the function and plasticity chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells are regulated by the tumour microenvironment, and how to leverage combination therapy (including oncolytic viruses and vaccines) and CRISPR editing to overcome these challenges. We are looking for a motivated, creative, and meticulous individual who has a strong understanding of molecular biology and immunology to contribute to our research program.

This is your opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. As a Research Associate in the Evgin Lab, you will develop close relationships with world-renown computational and genome science technologists, cancer researchers and medical scientists. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

Duties 

  • Perform experiments that include basic molecular and biochemical bench-work, generate plasmids and produce retrovirus/lentivirus, and perform cell culture of mouse and human cells.
  • Follow detailed, time-sensitive and challenging protocols to generate lymphoma mouse models and adoptive transfer experiments.
  • Conduct flow-based immunologic phenotyping experiments and tumor measurements by a variety of in vivo and ex vivo approaches.
  • Maintain banks of cell lines, plasmids, viruses (etc).
  • Work with team members and collaborators regarding data generation and project coordination.
  • General laboratory management such as maintenance of supplies and inventory.
  • Contribute to scientific publications, patents, and funding proposals.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in a life sciences or quantitative discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A Minimum of three (3) years of recent related experience in a research laboratory.

Skills & Abilities

  • A strong background in molecular biology including DNA isolation/purification, construct design and cloning is required.
  • Experience working with primary immune cells and along with CRISPR-based genetic engineering is desirable.
  • Experience with flow cytometry and standard immunologic techniques is desirable.
  • Experience with retrovirus, lentivirus, VSV or vaccinia based viral vectors is desirable.
  • Experience with mouse handling and injections is helpful.
  • Outstanding organization skills, attention to detail, as well as the ability to maintain detailed documentation is required.
  • Experience using graphing programs such as Prism, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate proficiently and communicate effectively with colleagues and management teams.
  • Ability to contribute in a meaningful way to scientific discourse.
  • Ability to think critically and learn independently.

Apply Now!

Please submit a CV and a one-page cover letter highlighting relevant research experience, interests and goals to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca, using Job Reference Number RA_R00006_Evgin Lab_2022_11_10 in the subject line of your email.

This posting will remain online until filled.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

All jobs at the GSC are based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Flexible work options are available for some positions upon request and is subject to change in accordance with GSC’s Operational needs and PHSA’s Flexible Work Options Policy.

We believe that diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Research Administration Coordinator

Job Summary:

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reporting to the Department Head or designate, the Research Administrative Coordinator, BC Cancer Research Centre is responsible for providing support in areas of human resources, payroll, grant and research administration. This role, on behalf of Principal Investigators (PI’s) and leaders, monitors payroll and financial cost centres through to resolution of payroll issues. The Research Administrative Coordinator also provides administrative support including managing the grant application process and providing work direction to junior administrative staff in the team.

Duties/Accountablilties:

  • In collaboration with the Principal Investigator(s) (PIs) coordinates the preparation and submission of grant proposals by identifying submission guidelines, collating information required and ensuring submission deadlines are met. Follows up with the granting agency on the submission of proposals, monitors post award financial accounts to ensure accuracy. Provides progress reports, highlights discrepancies and provides recommendations to resolve discrepancies and budget concerns to the PI(s) as appropriate.
  • Interacts with a variety of individuals and agencies such as universities and granting agencies both national and international.  Ensures flow of information with internal and external stakeholders regarding grant related matters and makes arrangements for visiting speakers and guests.
  • Human resources responsibilities include recruitment of staff by posting/advertising internally and externally (UBC), coordinating interviews and screening applications for review by hiring supervisors. Manages new hires orientation process in the department and ensures all safety and personnel documentations are in place according to policies, guidelines and legislations.
  • Ensures all hiring, appointment and payroll processes such as new hire letters and timekeeping are complete for employees. Liaises with various PHSA units such as Payroll and Human Resources and in some cases, UBC to ensure a seamless process and minimize errors. Brings issues and recommendations of remedies to department head or designate for approval.
  • Acts as the main contact for ordering supplies for the department and approves lab and office supplies by performing duties such as submitting purchase requisitions and obtaining authorizing signature as necessary. Manages and processes various requisitions such as travel, expense reimbursements, cheque requests, and honorariums for the Department Head and PIs. Acts as liaison with various departments of BCCA/PHSA including purchasing, stores, and finance to obtain information and follow-up on the status of outstanding issues and requests.
  • Coordinates registration and travel arrangements for staff attendance at seminars and meetings. This includes completing registration (on-line or phone), abstract submission, making travel and lodging reservations, culminating expense reimbursements to the attendee and/or cost recovery from the conference organizers as appropriate.
  • Provides work direction to junior and contract administrative staff including orientating new staff and assigning and reviewing work, coordinating work assignments to ensure completion, answering questions and providing support, ensuring policies and procedures are followed and providing input to performance evaluations as required.

Qualifications:

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Diploma in a relevant area such as business administration or finance from a recognized college plus three (3) years’ recent related experience a research environment and in project management.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to demonstrate good judgment, tact and discretion. Detail oriented and able to complete accurate work in a timely matter. Demonstrated time management skills and ability to assist others in meeting deadlines.  Knowledge of and experience with grant applications.  Knowledge and experience in budget preparation, tracking expenditures and identifying sources of variance. Proficient in scientific and medical terminology.  Ability to work both independently and as team leader to organize work and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and resolve administrative issues/problems. Fully proficient in the use of a variety of software packages including word processing, spreadsheets and databases and related equipment. Demonstrated ability to evaluate personal work and existing systems and identify areas for improvement. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Research Assistant/Tech 3 – Animal Research Technician

JOB SUMMARY

Researchers in the Department of Molecular Oncology at the BC Cancer Research Centre use the latest technologies to rapidly identify genes that are involved in the development of cancer. This position will be involved in performing research in drug pharmacology directed at human tumours, with assays in immunodeficient mice (xenotransplants).

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS

The successful applicant will report to the Principal Investigator or his/her delegate and may assist in overseeing technical work of students and trainees.

WORK PERFORMED

  • Plans and performs experiments utilizing complex procedures and/or techniques.
  • Processes tissue samples and carries out primary cell isolation as instructed.
  • Carries out laboratory techniques following standard operating protocols ages, tables, graphs and charts.
  • Maintains both laboratory and laboratory records of both animal data and experimental data; when require summarize results in research reports and lab presentations.
  • Assists in the daily care of transgenic animals and maintains colonies of human tumour bearing immunodeficient animals.
  • Carries out and oversees procedures involving immunization, oral gavage, injections, tumour innoculation, tumour volume measurements, blood and tissue collection, surgical procedures, necropsy, and post-operative care.
  • Daily health monitoring and care of laboratory animals.
  • Be able to recognize and resolve behavioral and/or housing issues; may provide technical instruction and training for other staff and/or trainees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • On a rotation basis, must be available for emergency calls 24/7 and respond appropriately.

 CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR

The work is of a complex nature, tasks are assigned and the incumbent exercises a considerable amount of responsibility, initiative and judgment in determining own work schedule to achieve those tasks. Noncompliance with ARC regulations may result in closure of facility. Noncompliance with animal protocols may result in loss of grant funding.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The successful applicant will report to the Principal Investigator or designate.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

The successful applicant will assist in training graduate students/trainees including instruction in use of lab equipment and procedures and will troubleshoot experiments in their area of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute.A postgraduate degree in Science is preferred.
  • CALAS certification (e.g. RLAT) is an asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with cell culture and aseptic technique preferred, involving both isolation and maintenance of rodent primary cultures and cell lines.
  • Experience in the use and handling of hazardous materials such as biological agents and cytotoxic drugs is essential.
  • Experience in the monitoring and management of human tumour bearing animals.
  • A working knowledge of the CCAC guidelines and compassion and sensitivity for animals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact positively and productively with other team members are essential.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • The successful candidate must be well-organized, conscientious, understand the importance of detail, and be able to multi-task and prioritize duties effectively.

Finance Coordinator, Research Funds Services

We are looking for a highly motivated finance coordinator to oversee and manage grant funding, supporting a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary team of cancer scientists and leading-edge cancer research across the province. If you are detail oriented, enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, please apply! The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and work within the financial systems at the University of British Columbia, BC Cancer Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Our finance and administration staff ensure everything flows smoothly in research projects and play an important role in cancer research. Vacation starts at 20 days a year and the position is eligible for a mix of onsite and remote work. The role is for a one year term with possibility of extension. Come join our team and be part of incredible cancer discoveries!

Job Summary

The Finance Coordinator, Research Funds Services provides research financial reporting and administration on assigned grant funded programs. The Finance Coordinator, Research Funds Services monitors research projects and researches grant budgets, coordinates the development and submission of research financial reports, liaises with PHSA restricted funds finance team to ensure grants financial information is accurately maintained, monitors and tracks receipts and disbursements and assists with the management, allocation and coordination of  research funds among Partners and Stakeholders.                                 

Duties/Accountablilties

  • Monitors research expenditures and reviews and analyzes research financial information of assigned grant funded programs for the Administrator,  Research Business Operations, and Research Project Managers to assist with planning budgets. This includes pulling appropriate research general ledger accounting information, performing review of research accounts and classifying financial information for reporting, invoicing and budgeting purposes. Ensures research budgets remain within allowable spending limits by tracking and monitoring receipts, disbursements and expenses of general accounts. Investigates and identifies errors/discrepancies and creates journal entries to correct accounting records and maintain research financial information integrity.
  • Prepares and reviews research purchase orders and expense claims to ensure applicability and correct expense coding. Verifies appropriate back-up provided and ensures compliance with PHSA policy as well as external funding agency policies. Identifies/determines if expense claim is allowable and makes suggestions on alternative options, if necessary. Follows up with vendors on outstanding credits or erroneous billing as well as cheque payment requests and facilitates payment options by ensuring that required information is obtained (cheque payment, wire transfer, credit card, etc.)
  • Performs periodic reconciliation of the research general ledger, research corporate card purchases, research capital expenditures, research payroll reports and receivables to ensure accuracy and timely follow-up.
  • Prepares research billing invoices based on the general ledger on a weekly, quarterly and ad-hoc basis to ensure timely collection of revenue from external funding agencies. Ensures research payments are received in full and follows-up on outstanding bad debt accounts.
  • Communicates internally with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and PHSA Finance and provides direction on account coding to accurately reflect nature of research financial transaction. Monitors and reconciles research shadow accounts held at UBC and SFU by pulling the general ledger held at these institutions to ensure accurate and complete yearly reporting of funding received. Communicates with the universities regarding accounting discrepancies and generates journal entries and/or invoices to reflect accurate research financial information.
  • Monitors research reporting/invoicing due dates and coordinates timelines to ensure that deadlines are met. Compiles and prepares research financial reports/invoices as needed (quarterly, yearly, etc.) and ensures that expenditures reported are in compliance with spending guidelines and GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles). Identifies under/over-expenditures and recommends options to ensure that the research project stays within budget.
  • Provides support during annual and interim audits by compiling research general ledger information and ensuring proper documentation is kept on file. Provides analysis to identify/explain journal entries as required by the auditor. Coordinates periodic research financial and annual reports as required by granting agencies, PHSA , partner universities and stakeholders to ensure information is summarized according to guidelines.

                                                               

Qualifications

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Diploma in Accounting/Financial Management or pursuing a professional designation program and preferably three (3) years of recent related experience in a multi government institutional setting, including experience working with national and international granting and funding bodies.

Knowledge and experience in working with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in a university/life science environment. Knowledge of grant management and familiarity with granting agencies and their guidelines and policies. Working knowledge of the university/health care funding process and procurement practices is an asset. Demonstrated ability to conduct oneself in a professional and confidential manner.  Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to productively use word processing, excel spreadsheets, financial reporting and project/budget management applications.  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Ability to work independently with minimal direction. Ability to handle workload pressures and demonstrated ability to prioritize.  Ability to supervise junior staff.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.   We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

MSc/PhD Students - Scott Lab

Application Deadline

The Scott Lab is seeking highly motivated MSc and/or PhD students to work on the genomics of mature B-cell lymphomas. Principal Investigator Dr. David Scott is a renowned clinician scientist who has led international collaborations to improve classification and understanding of lymphomas. Our group has generated sequencing data from thousands of patient samples across many lymphoma types that are ready to be analyzed and published. Ongoing projects in the lab are going beyond traditional omics to deepen our understanding of aggressive lymphomas through single-cell multi-omics, long-read Oxford Nanopore sequencing and DNA methylation analyses, and spatial imaging and sequencing technologies, working at the cutting edge of translational cancer research. We are generously funded through organizations such as the Terry Fox Research Institute, Genome BC, BC Cancer Foundation, Lymphoma Research Foundation, and the NIH. 

As part of the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer, the Scott Lab collaborates closely with many clinicians and scientists with diverse research programs. Trainees are involved in all stages of their project, including planning, development, and collaboration.  All trainees have opportunities to present in internal seminar series and are encouraged to attend and present at international conferences. Students will enrol in the UBC Pathology and Laboratory Medicine or Interdisciplinary Oncology (IOP) graduate programs. 

The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience and/or aptitude in bioinformatics, genomics, and statistics. Experience programming in R and/or Python would be an asset but not required. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to: 

lhilton@bccrc.ca and dscott8@bccancer.bc.ca

This is an ongoing posting and applications are welcome any time. 

MSc/PhD Students - Vu Lab

MSc/PhD students- RNA biology in stem cells in normal and malignant blood cancers – Vu lab

We are looking for outstanding, motivated graduate students to join our team to explore the world of RNA biology in the context of stem cell regulation during normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Our ultimate goal is to translate our knowledge and discovery of the molecular mechanism underlying disease transformation to develop innovative therapy to improve stem cell potentials or treatment of blood cancers.

Our competitive research plan encompasses of several generously supported projects involving the use of human and mouse models, primary patient samples of hematologic malignancies and cutting-edge technologies. The Vu lab is a part of Terry Fox Laboratory, the world class and highly collaborative research unit at BC Cancer and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC.  The Vu lab has a strong interest and expertise in translational cancer research with several collaborations at major international institutions worldwide. Trainees are directly involved in all aspects of project development, planning and collaborations.

Interested candidates should send a  a statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts and contact details for 3 referees to:

Ly P. Vu, PhD

Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

Email: lvu[at]bccrc.ca

Research Programmer – Data Scientist

Job Reference No. RP_R00008_Karsan Lab_2022_05_31

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. Dr. Aly Karsan and the Karsan Lab team are seeking a Research Programmer to join a Marathon of Hope Cancer Centre research project.  

The successful applicant will be working with other research programmers in the Karsan lab to develop data analysis pipelines for various next-generation sequencing (NGS) data such as—but not limited to—scRNA-Seq, targeted sequencing, ATAC-Seq, and BS-Seq. We seek candidates with strong analytical and programming skills to research, develop, and improve our research pipelines for studying cancer evolution. The role is ideally suited to detail-oriented individuals with a strong interest in data analysis, research, and scientific programming within a high throughput academic setting. 

By working within the Karasn Lab at the GSC, you will develop close relationships with world-renown specialists in bioinformatics and have access to one of the most robust computational and next generation genome sequencing technology facilities in Canada. The Karsan lab has a history of strong publications and a diverse computational biology core for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and support. 

This is a non-union position funded by a BC Cancer Foundation Grant. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.  

Responsibilities 

  • Design and implement bioinformatic data pipelines to meet objectives of the project.
  • Work with other project team members to develop and test code and implement analysis.
  • Evaluate and incorporate third-party software into pipelines.
  • Produce thorough but concise written documentation of experiments, algorithms, validations and other procedures as required.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized Bachelor of Science Program in Computer Science or relevant program. A Master’s degree in a relevant field would be a strong asset. 
  • Two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Core Skills and Abilities: 

  • Expertise with scientific programming and ablility to provide links to code samples via GitHub.
  • Familiarity with molecular and cellular biology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret results.
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment, including experience with shell scripting and common command-line tools.
  • Established ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.

Additional Assets:

  • Familiarity in statistical analysis using modern computational tools (experience with any relevant tools will be considered, but R and Python are preferred).
  • Familiarity in next-generation sequencing datasets.
  • Understanding of cancer biology.
  • Functional knowledge of distributed version control systems, such as SVN or GIT.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit: a CV; a one-page cover letter highlighting relevant research experience, interests and goals; and the names and contact details of three (3) references.

Please send your application to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca and include the job reference number in the subject line of the email. While we value and review all applications, please note that due to the volume of submissions only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This posting will remain online until the position is filled.

We believe that equity and diversity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.  We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

About the GSC

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Bioinformatics

Job Reference Number: PDF_01553_Steif Lab_2022_05_16

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a state-of-the-art, large scale, high throughput, clinically accredited genomics and bioinformatics facility. We are currently looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join Dr. Adi Steif’s computational biology group.

The successful incumbent will lead the analysis of single cell data from a novel instrument, under development in collaboration with the groups of Dr. Karen Cheung (Biomedical Engineering) and Dr. Marco Marra (GSC / Medical Genetics). Funded by Genome BC, the project aims to improve the scalability and accuracy of cell isolation, in order to investigate tumour cellular diversity and evolution.

The position is anchored within a team of exceptional scientists, computational biologists and programmers, which collaborate directly on improving genome sequencing technology, interpretation and application. By working within the Steif Lab at the GSC, you will develop close relationships with world-renown specialists in bioinformatics and have access to one of the most robust computational and next generation genome sequencing technology facilities in Canada, all while living in one of the most beautiful, diverse and eclectic cities in the world.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

Apply now!

Responsibilities

Working in a multidisciplinary team, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to experimental design and protocol optimization. They will develop scalable analytical workflows in a high-performance computing environment to characterize the genomes and transcriptomes of cancer cells. This is a one-year term appointment, with potential for renewal.

  • Regular review of the scientific literature
  • Contribute to experimental design and planning
  • Data preprocessing and quality control
  • Data analysis, visualization, and biological interpretation
  • Develop and maintain well-documented code
  • Regularly update Dr. Steif and key collaborators on the status of projects
  • Participate in and present research updates at lab meetings and team meetings
  • Contribute to scientific writing, including the preparation of research manuscripts and grant applications
  • May be involved in recruitment, management, and supervision of trainees

Qualifications

  • A PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science or related discipline
  • At least 3 years of research experience in computational biology, with a record of first-author publication
  • Experience in genomics and the analysis of sequencing data
  • Knowledge of molecular biology and genetics
  • Experience in cancer research is an asset
  • Programming fluency in Python or R
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative interdisciplinary team
  • A strong work ethic, with demonstrated ability to manage time and prioritize to meet deadlines

How to Apply

Applicants should submit: a CV; a one-page cover letter highlighting relevant research experience, interests and goals; and the names and contact details of 3 references. 

Please send your application to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca and include the job reference number in the subject line of the email. While we value and review all applications, please note that due to the volume of submissions only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This posting will remain online until the position is filled.

We believe that equity and diversity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.   We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

About the GSC

Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values—science, timeliness, respect—to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

The GSC is part of BC Cancer Research Institute and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). Please note that as per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

Postdoctoral Fellow (Radiochemistry), Lin lab

One postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available at the BC Cancer Research Institute in Vancouver, Canada for the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals for cancer imaging and radiotherapy. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research in the design and synthesis of radioligands targeting biomarkers overexpressed in cancers. Research activities will involve the production and isolation of radioisotopes, peptide and multi-step organic synthesis, and radiolabeling small molecules, peptides and antibodies with various imaging and radiotherapeutic isotopes (F-18, Ga-68, Zr-89, Tc-99m, I-123, In-111, Lu-177, Ac-225 …).

Qualified candidates should have a PhD degree in organic or medicinal chemistry with experience in peptide or multi-step organic synthesis. Experience with HPLC, micro-scale reactions, and radiochemistry is strongly desirable but not required. The ability to perform research and development in a collaborative environment is required including excellent oral and written communication skills. This joint position between BC Cancer and University of British Columbia (UBC) is for a period of two years with the possibility of renewal.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Kuo-Shyan Lin (klin@bccrc.ca). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) | Department of Radiology

Application Deadline

The Department of Radiology at The University of British Columbia (UBC) along with its partners, the BC Cancer Research Institute (BC Cancer) and TRIUMF invite applications for a full-time faculty position in the field of radiotracer and probe development for molecular imaging and therapy of cancers, at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). This position will be based at the BC Cancer Research Institute.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022 or upon a date to be mutually agreed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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