Current Employment Opportunities

Critical funding from our research partners and donors has helped us to attract and retain the very best research talent from around the world, which in turn, increases our ability to move discoveries further along into clinical research and eventually treatments.

Positions currently available:


Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Lack Lab (closes July 15)

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to join our research team.

The Vancouver Prostate Centre
The VPC has a large number of multi-disciplinary research programs in basic, clinic, and translational cancer research. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research. It is affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

Project in the Lack Lab
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in Canadian men and one of the leading causes of cancer-related death. At almost all stages of the disease, the androgen receptor (AR) is essential to the growth and proliferation of the cancer. Yet, despite the importance of AR signaling many questions still remain about this critical nuclear receptor.  Our laboratory is focused on interrogating the molecular mechanism of AR-mediated transcription using novel experimental techniques.

In this CIHR funded project, the successful applicant will investigate the role of the binding function site 3 in androgen receptor mediated transcription. Specifically, we will utilize functional genomics and proximity proteomics to delineate the role of this important site.  The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary research team with access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in collaboration with national and international research groups and pharmaceutical companies.

More information on Dr. Lack and his team can be found at https://lacklab.ku.edu.tr/

Qualifications and Requirements

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in protein biology.
  • Experience analyzing mass spectroscopy data is desired, but not essential.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Statistical data analysis and database management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Friendly, organized, and detail-oriented team player.

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Lack Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter that includes a motivation statement and a qualification statement
  • Current CV

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2018. Please be prepared to provide the names and contact information of 3 references if successfully selected.

No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Laboratory Research Assistant, Wyatt Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a regular, full-time Laboratory Research Assistant to join Dr. Alexander Wyatt’s genomics and bioinformatics research team.

The Vancouver Prostate Centre

VPC has a large, multi-disciplinary research program that undertakes basic, clinic, and translational research. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research. It is affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

Wyatt Lab

Our laboratory studies the genomics of metastatic prostate and bladder cancers. Our primary research goals are to reveal the clinical relevance of specific molecular subtypes, and to develop minimally-invasive biomarkers for guiding therapy selection (i.e. precision oncology). We leverage innovative next-generation sequencing techniques and bioinformatics tools to interrogate tissue and liquid biopsies from patients enrolled on a series of ongoing clinical trials and protocols. We work very closely senior medical oncologists and urologists to ensure our research findings are translated to the clinic.

More information on Wyatt Lab is available at https://blogs.ubc.ca/wyattlab/

Responsibilities

  • DNA library preparation and next-generation sequencing
  • Clinical sample and database management
  • Circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) assay development and standardization
  • Daily communication with clinical coordinators and physicians

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or a relevant field
  • At least one-year work experience in an academic or industrial lab setting, ideally in areas related to molecular biology
  • Meticulous organizational and record keeping skills
  • Expertise with next-generation DNA sequencing and nucleic acid based techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Laboratory Research Assistant, Wyatt Lab with the following items attached:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2018. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Co-op Student (8-months), Buttyan Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a full-time, 8-month, Science Co-op Student to join Dr. Ralph Buttyan’s research team. This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a research-oriented, creative and dynamic environment.

The Vancouver Prostate Centre

VPC has a large, multi-disciplinary research program that undertakes basic, clinic, and translational research. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research. It is affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

Buttyan Lab

The Buttyan lab studies the mechanism of prostate cancer progression to advanced stage disease (castration resistant prostate cancer) through molecular biology and genetic techniques. Research involves determining the critical roles of androgen receptor and its co-factor proteins in therapeutic resistance of prostate cancer. The student will gain experience in basic biology research methods, such as cell culture, western blotting, cloning, and PCR.

Job Requirements

Preferred candidates for this position are 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Biology/Life Sciences undergraduates looking to gain exposure to a research laboratory. This position is suitable for students looking for an 8-month placement, with the possibility of extension after this period. Minimum qualifications include a solid foundation of scientific knowledge, basic lab skills (pipetting, using centrifuges and balances, measuring pH, dilutions), and strong organizational and communication skills. Experience with specific laboratory techniques (western blotting, qPCR, cell culture), and a previous co-op placement is an asset but not required.

NOTE: Please do not apply if you are a first year student.

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Co-op Student, Buttyan Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter addressed to the attention of Dr. Na Ni
  • Resume
  • University transcript

NOTE: No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted. Thank you for your cooperation.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

PCC Plaid for Dad

Plaid for Dad: June 15, 2018

The VPC is proudly wearing plaid this Friday to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Canada. Click here to visit our team page and donate.

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run 2018

Father's Day Walk Run: June 17, 2018

The Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place Sunday June 17, 2018. Visit the event page for locations and registration. Click here to sponsor the Vancouver Prostate Centre team.

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