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.

Currently available:

  • Regulatory Assistant, Clinical Trials
  • PhD student, Dong lab (closes March 31, 2017)

Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Regulatory Assistant, Clinical Trials

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exciting career opportunity for a regular, full-time experienced Regulatory Assistant interested in pursuing a cancer research clinical trials role.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ relevant experience.
  • Grade 12 diploma.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail.
  • Solid understanding of the ethical principles of conducting research with human subjects.
  • Broad knowledge of clinical research including Institutional Review Board/Research Ethics Board and ICH Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • Must have knowledge and use of the UBC RISE online system.
  • Experience dealing with complicated protocols and regulatory documents.
  • Adaptable, collaborative, pro-active, organized, able to prioritize/troubleshoot.
  • Comfortable working both independently and as a member of high profile project teams.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary training such as a Medical Office Assistant certificate/diploma or Bachelor of Science degree would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology is a definite asset.

 

The salary range for this position is $46,804 - $67, 282 per year, plus benefits including a defined pension plan and four weeks’ vacation.

Application Procedures:
To join our team please forward a current resume and covering letter via e-mail to Maureen Palmer at maureen [dot] palmeratvch [dot] ca.

NOTE: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Date Posted: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

PhD student, Dong lab (closes March 31, 2017)

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for two PhD students, Dong Lab to join our 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.

Dong Lab

The students will be supervised by Dr. Xuesen Dong through the Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Assigned research projects will include investigating the androgen receptor signaling and alternative RNA splicing in castration resistant prostate cancers.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Relevant background in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Cell Biology with related laboratory experience.
  • Basic molecular techniques such as cell culture/transfection, western blotting, real time PCR and molecular cloning.
  • Background in pathology, bioinformatics, animal and lentivirus manipulation will be considered an asset.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please forward a current CV and covering letter via e-mail to Colleen Cheung, Administrative/HR Assistant at careersatprostatecentre [dot] com by March 31, 2017.

NOTE: 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.

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Step Up Challenge fundraiser: Feb 19 in Vancouver

The annual Step Up Challenge, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Canada, takes place in Vancouver on February 19. Once again, VPC researchers are taking on the challenge to climb 375 flights of stairs; click here to sponsor our team.

BMO Vancouver Marathon, May 7: Prostate Cancer Foundation BC fundraiser

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has a fundraising page for participants in the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 7th.  You can make a donation by clicking here, or contact PCF-BC for more information of how to help at prostatebceventsattelus [dot] net.

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