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, 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:

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) 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.



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).

Tournament for Life 2018

2018 Harry Rosen Tournament for Life, June 11

The 2018 Harry Rosen Tournament for Life will be held June 11 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. The annual event is organized by the UBC & VGH Hospital Foundation to raise funds for the Vancouver Prostate Centre. Click here to visit the Foundation's website for further information.


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