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:


Date Posted: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

PhD Student, Cherkasov Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for one PhD student, Cherkasov 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.

Cherkasov Lab
More information on Dr. Cherkasov and his team can be found here: http://www.prostatecentre.com/about-us/people/dr-art-cherkasov.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Biology.
  • 1-year hands-on experience in structure-based and ligand-based drug design and compound library design.
  • R, python, and Perl programming skills are desirable.
  • Background in deep learning is beneficial.
  • Statistical data analysis and database management skills.
  • Strong problem solving and efficient communication skills.

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line PhD Student, Cherkasov Lab with the following items attached:

  • Current CV
  • Covering letter
  • University transcript

In the body of your email, please kindly indicate where you found the job posting (i.e. Indeed.ca, Science Careers, Nature Jobs, Chemical and Engineering News, etc.)

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

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cherkasov Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a Postdoctoral Fellow, Cherkasov Lab to join our research team.

We are looking for a talented Postdoc to join the computer-aided drug design group of Professor Artem Cherkasov. The Postdoc will work on exciting drug discovery programs providing essential computational chemistry support to structure-based and ligand-based virtual screening and lead optimization.

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.

Cherkasov Lab
More information on Dr. Cherkasov and his team can be found here: http://www.prostatecentre.com/about-us/people/dr-art-cherkasov.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • PhD in Computational Chemistry or Biology.
  • Strong problem solving skills in cheminformatics and bioinformatics.
  • Solid background in biological chemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacokinetics
  • 2 years of hands-on experience in structure-based and ligand-based drug design and compound library design.
  • Expertise in ligand-protein and protein-protein docking, homology modeling, MD simulation and free energy perturbation calculations, pharmacophore modeling, and QSAR.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art modeling and cheminformatics tools such as MOE, Schrodinger, and OpenEye suite of programs.
  • Minimum 1-year programming experience using SVL, R, Perl, python or other programming languages.
  • Background in deep learning is beneficial.
  • Statistical data analysis and database management skills.

Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Postdoctoral Fellow, Cherkasov Lab with the following items attached:

  • Current CV
  • Covering letter
  • Research proposal

In the body of your email, please kindly indicate where you found the job posting (i.e. Indeed.ca, Science Careers, Nature Jobs, Chemical and Engineering News, etc.)

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

Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Laboratory Research Assistant, Gleave Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a 1 year, full-time Laboratory Research Assistant to join Dr. Martin Gleave’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.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Generating gene expression constructs
  • Protein expression in bacterial and mammalian systems
  • Protein purification and biophysical characterization
  • Cell culture, transfection, drug screening
  • Molecular biology techniques including PCR and cloning
  • Western blot

Qualifications

  • Minimum B.Sc. (MSc. Preferred) in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or a relevant Life Science degree
  • At least one year work experience in an academic or industrial lab setting, ideally in areas related to protein biochemistry
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Positive attitude and motivation to learn and take responsibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Reliable, motivated, and detail-oriented

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please forward a current CV and covering letter via e-mail with subject line Laboratory Research Assistant, Gleave Lab to careersatprostatecentre [dot] com.

NOTE: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. However, we will prefer to have someone who can start in May 2017. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Clinical Research Coordinator, PCSC Program

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exciting career opportunity for a regular, full-time experienced Clinical Research Coordinator interested in pursuing a role in clinical research logistics and management.

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.

The Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program

The Vancouver Prostate Centre launched the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program in January 2013, a comprehensive survivorship program for prostate cancer patients, their partners and family from diagnosis to end-of-life care. The Clinical Research Coordinator will work closely with the existing PCSC Clinical Research Coordinator and between them they will be responsible for the day-to-day management of research studies assigned by the Program Manager, and provide program and research support to the PCSC team and collaborators under the supervision of the Program Manager.

Typical Responsibilities
Coordinate day-to-day operations of assigned research studies from the PCSC program duties of which may include:

  • Approaching & consenting patients, and serving as a point of contact for study participants.
  • Responsible for Study File including all essential documents and maintenance of such documentation.
  • Provide cross-coverage between Clinical Research Coordinator portfolios and supporting the Program Coordinator when needed.
  • Coordinate study submissions/amendments/updates to UBC REB, VCHRI, and Health Canada.
  • Administer research procedures per study protocol and collect & record data.
  • Ensure all study timelines are met.
  • Maintain study budgets (if required).
  • Responsible for maintaining the accuracy, accessibility, and confidentiality of study files and subject records.
  • Data management & data analysis.
  • Assisting in the development of research studies and grant applications.
  • Organizing study update meetings, and preparing & distributing agendas and meeting minutes.
  • Provide study updates at the bi-weekly PCSC team meetings.
  • Contribute to preparing conference presentations, posters or abstracts for national or international meetings.
  • Carry out administrative tasks as required and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

Decision Making/Level of Accountability/Extent of Authority

Moderate level:

  • Role is responsible for many of the program’s funded research studies and thus an interface with many external collaborative groups.
  • Accountable to ensure studies are conducted under all applicable provincial and national medical research guidelines and law.
  • Responsibility to improve the program’s research processes.

Supervision Received
Works under the general direction and supervision of the Program Manager.

Supervision Given
None.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Life Sciences or Psychology. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ relevant clinical trial, research and project experience, preferably in a biomedical area.
  • Experience submitting ethical and regulatory applications and amendments, preparing and updating protocols and patient information/consent forms.
  • Solid communication skills, with demonstrated expertise communicating with patients in a professional manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality essential.
  • Computer literate, including solid Microsoft Office skills and database expertise. Experience using EMR software is an asset.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and willing to learn.
  • Willing and able to evenings/weekends as required.

Compensation
The salary for this position is $45,448 per annum, plus benefits including a defined pension plan, health and dental coverage, and paid vacation.

Application Procedures
To join our team, please forward a current resume and covering letter via e-mail with the Subject Line Clinical Research Coordinator to careersatprostatecentre [dot] com.

NOTE: This 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.

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

Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer: June 18

The Raymond James Father's Day Wak Run for Prostate Cancer, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place Sunday June 18.  Our Centre has a team registered at the Metro Vancouver site; click here to join or donate.

 

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