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 Student - Vu Lab

Temporary Full-Time

We are seeking an outstanding, motivated student to join our team to assist our research efforts in normal and malignant hematopoiesis study. 

The overarching goal of our laboratory is to understand the control of stem cells in development and diseases.  Our research group is focused on uncovering novel mechanisms of post-transcriptional and translational regulation during normal and malignant hematopoiesis.  The highly competitive research plan encompasses of several largely supported projects involving the use of human and mouse models, primary patient samples of hematologic malignancies and cutting-edge technologies. By using animal models and genomic approaches for identification of novel translational regulators in leukemia (Vu et al. Nat Gen 2017, Vu et al. Nat Med 2017), the Vu lab investigates novel molecular mechanisms underpinning leukemogenesis and control of hematopoietic stem cells.  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.

Qualified candidates should have a bachelor/or MSc degree in Life Sciences preferably in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and working knowledge of lab skills and techniques such as pipetting, cell & tissue culture, PCR, RT-qPCR, RNA extraction, Western Blot, immunostaining & flow cytometry.  Experience working with animal models is desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Please send 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

This position will remain open until filled.

This is a temporary position with a possibility of extension.

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate - Vu Lab

Temporary Full-Time

A Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate position is available in the Vu Lab based in the Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer, and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia working on an exciting project investigating the role of RNA modifications and translation control in pathogenesis of leukemia.

The overarching goal of our laboratory is to understand the control of stem cells in development and diseases. Our research group is focused on uncovering novel mechanisms of post-transcriptional and translational regulation during normal and malignant hematopoiesis.  The highly competitive research plan encompasses of several largely supported projects involving the use of human and mouse models, primary patient samples of hematologic malignancies and cutting-edge technologies. By using animal models and genomic approaches for identification of novel translational regulators in leukemia (Vu et al. Nat Gen 2017, Vu et al. Nat Med 2017), the Vu lab investigates novel molecular mechanisms underpinning leukemogenesis and control of hematopoietic stem cells. 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, University of British Columbia.  The Vu lab has a strong interest and expertise in translational cancer research with several collaborations at major international institutions worldwide.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or MD/PhD degree (for Res Asso position: 3 years of postdoctoral experience), solid knowledge and research experience in molecular and cell biology, stem cell/cancer biology; expertise in animal models and, in particular, hematology and leukemia are assets.  A strong background in RNA biology and bioinformatics is highly desirable.

The applicant should also demonstrate the ability to work independently, conceive, initiate, organize and manage projects and supervise undergraduate/graduate students.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must as well as the ability to work in a team environment. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of areas of expertise and strengths and the names of three referees to:

Ly P. Vu, PhD
Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Email: lvu[at]bccrc.ca

This position will remain open until filled.

This is a temporary position with a possibility of extension.

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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