How to Apply

Applicants interested in any training position in the Terry Fox Laboratory, including graduate students, are encouraged to email the faculty member directly with whom they would like to work with. Please include the following documents when applying:

  • Statement of your research interests and experience
  • CV
  • Transcripts (for graduate student applicants) and
  • Contact information for three references

Students interested in graduate training may apply directly to  a specific graduate program (e.g.  Medical Genetics, Interdisciplinary Oncology, Experimental Medicine, Cell & Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics and Genome Science & Technology) at UBC and indicate interest in a research project or specific supervisor in the Terry Fox Laboratory.

Current Open Positions

Research Associate

Application Deadline

The candidate will provide operational and administrative leadership and technical guidance to all staff and student/trainees in the laboratory. The candidate will be directly accountable to the Principal Investigator for all operational and scientific issues in the lab.  Responsibilities include developing and ensuring compliance with lab policies and standardized protocols where applicable, monitoring levels of reagent and equipment usage, and assisting lab members with logistical aspects of experimental design and execution.

Key Accountabilities

•            Monitors level of equipment usage in the laboratory, orders reagents and consumables, oversees general management of laboratory space and operation.

•            Supervises students and trainees within the laboratory and ensures proper adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all users of the laboratory space. 

•            Provides training to all staff, students and other users of the laboratory space to ensure compliance with safety standards as mandated by PHSA/BCCA/BCCRC. Ensures incident reports and complaints are filed, reviewed and followed up and ensures required certifications (Ethics, Radiation, Biohazard etc) and renewals are applied for and received in a timely fashion as required.

•            May conduct research experiments independently and contribute to the writing of manuscripts, publications and grant proposals to support PI’s research program as required.

Qualifications

PhD in a related discipline plus 2-5 years experience in a research or laboratory environment.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, coupled with excellent organization and project management skills.  Ability to supervise. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong time management and the ability to multi-task with multiple priorities. Strong attention to detail.  Ability to work under pressure and independently with minimal supervision and/or direction as part of the management team.  Demonstrated analytical, negotiation and problem solving skills. Advanced knowledge of laboratory products and equipment and an in-depth knowledge of WHMIS, WCB and Occupational Health and Safety standards.

Please send cover letter and CV to Shannon Valdez svaldez@bccrc.ca 

MD or PhD Postdoctoral Fellow and MSc or PhD Graduate Students for translational research

We are looking for outstanding, motivated graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows to join the Kuchenbauer Lab, who can share our passion for medicine/science and want to make a difference for patients´ lives.

Our research is mainly translational and focuses on immunotherapies such as allogenic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia. We are driven to improve patients’ lives by addressing clinical “every day” challenges with state of the art research including preclinical animal models. Our goal is to translate our research into clinically applicable therapies. Scientific focuses are hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematopoietic stem cells physiology and pathophysiology as well as innovative treatment for Multiple Myeloma.

Multiple positions are available, starting as soon as possible. Interested candidates should send a statement of research interest, curriculum vitae and contact details for 3 referees to Dr. Arefeh Rouhi (arouhi@bccrc.ca).

Seeking talented students, postdoctoral fellows and lab staff

We are looking for outstanding, motivated graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows (full time or part time) who share our passion for medicine/science and want to make a difference for patients´ lives.

Our research is mainly translational and focuses on immunotherapies such as allogenic stem cell transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia. We are driven to improve patients' lives by addressing clinical “every day” challenges with state of the art research including preclinical animal models. Our goal is to translate our research into clinically applicable therapies. Scientific focuses are hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematopoietic stem cells physiology and pathophysiology as well as innovative treatment for Multiple Myeloma.

Multiple positions are available, including research students or technicians.  Interested candidates should send a statement of research interest, curriculum vitae and contact details for 3 referees to Dr. Arefeh Rouhi (arouhi[@]bccrc.ca).

Graduate / Postdoctoral

Ongoing recruitment.

Possible projects: Role of leukemia stem cells in T-ALL, examining the tumor ecosytem in lymphomas, or pathogenetic mechanisms in T-ALL.

Interested applicants may submit letter of interest and CV to aweng@bccrc.ca.

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