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, March 13, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, Daugaard Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Daugaard Lab 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.

Daugaard Lab
The Daugaard laboratory focuses on innovative research in molecular cancer biology developing biotechnology for diagnostic and therapeutic use in different cancer indications. 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.

The dysregulation of the 3’UTR landscape is a fundamental signature of many types of cancer. In this CIHR funded project, the successful applicant will have to interrogate the mechanisms underlying alternative poly-adenylation (APA) of 3’UTRs of oncogene-induced mRNAs and assess the impact hereof on tumor initiation and progression. The project is part of a collaboration with SickKids Hospital in Toronto, ON.

More information on Dr. Daugaard and his team can be found here: http://www.prostatecentre.com/about-us/people/dr-mads-daugaard

Qualifications and Requirements

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in RNA molecular biology.
  • 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 careers (at) prostatecentre.com with subject line Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Daugaard Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter that includes a motivation statement, a qualification statement, and the names and contact information of 3 references.
  • Current CV.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2018. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow (two positions available), Dong Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for TWO Post-doctoral Research Fellows, Dong Lab 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.

Dong Lab
The Dong lab studies gene transcription and RNA splicing in prostate cancers. The lab is dedicated to deciphering mechanisms by which tumors development resistance to anti-cancer therapies during castrate-resistant prostate cancer progression, with focuses on RNA splicing in reprogramming cancer cell phenotypes. The overall goal of our laboratory is to develop diagnostic and therapeutic means to benefit prostate cancer patients. Post-doctoral fellows will have opportunities to lead independent research projects, develop inter- and intra-laboratory collaborations, and publish in scientific journals. The applicants will have the opportunity to tackle cutting edge-problems in prostate cancer research, interact with world class scientists, and gain experiences and develop skillsets for his/her next career stage.

More information on Dr. Xuesen Dong and his team can be found here: http://www.prostatecentre.com/about-us/people/dr-xuesen-dong

Qualifications and Requirements
Two positions are available. One incumbent will work on neuroendocrine prostate cancers and the other on the development of novel catalytic Topoisomerase II inhibitors.

Both candidates should possess:

  • PhD cancer biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics
  • Experience with molecular techniques, cell/mouse handling and next generation sequencing analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven ability to take on a leadership role in a team environment

Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please email careers (at) prostatecentre.com with subject line Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dong Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV
  • University transcripts (optional)

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2018. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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

PCF BC

Ride to Live 2018 and 50-50 Draw: May 27

The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

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