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.

Job opportunities in the Department of Urologic Sciences are listed here (opens in new window).

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Page updated November 17, 2022

 

Date Posted: 
Monday, October 17, 2022

Finance Assistant, Administration Team

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a temporary, fulltime Finance Assistant to join the Administrative team. This is a temporary position providing coverage during maternity leave for a 12-month period. Expected start date is December 5, 2022.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

The Vancouver Prostate Centre

VPC has a large, multi-disciplinary research program that undertakes basic, clinical, and translational research. It is affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Further details on VPC and its research programs are available at www.prostatecentre.com.

Finance Team

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the main role of the Finance Assistant is to maintain an accurate representation of revenue, expenses, and adjustments for any specified time period in both UBC and VCH held grants.  This is carried out by providing timely UBC and VCH adjusting entries, billings, and reconciliations for operating contract, industry and clinical grants.

Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of duties related to accounts payables.  Duties include verifying and checking the accuracy of invoices & travel expense reports; matching to receiving documents, purchase requisitions, purchase orders; coding of invoices to accounts and preparing requisitions.
  • Performs a variety of duties related to accounts receivables.  Duties include preparing invoices, checking the invoice information to the corresponding contract or quote; maintaining AR reconciliation files; preparing cheque deposit advices; tracking wire transfers; following up on overdue invoices.
  • Prepares travel and professional development reimbursements for VPC faculty, staff, and external visitors.
  • Performs credit card reconciliations and prepares requisitions for payment.
  • Prepares monthly and year end journal entries.
  • Performs a variety of duties related to the research grant funds.  Duties include setting up new cost centre for research grants; reviewing grant budgets; monitoring grant expenditures.
  • Updates and distributes purchasing code list to the labs.
  • Participates in monthly, quarterly and annual year-end processes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • College diploma or university degree in accounting, office/business administration, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years administrative work experience in a similar role.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office with good Excel knowledge
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized, the ability to re-prioritize workload and adapt to changing circumstances, and strong time management skills.
  • Quick learner and an ability to work with minimal supervision independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience working or volunteering in the non-profit sector and working with grants preferred.

Compensation

The salary range for this position is $43,892 to $57,608 per annum, plus benefits including health and dental coverage and paid vacation.

Application Procedures

To join our team, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Finance Assistant with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Closing Date: Applications submitted by the closing date of October 31, 2022 are currently being reviewed.

Note: We thank all applicants for their interest. However, due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Date Posted: 
Monday, October 24, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cherkasov Laboratory

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

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

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. Further details on VPC and its research programs are available at www.prostatecentre.com.

Cherkasov Lab

Dr. Artem Cherkasov is a Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and Senior Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. His research interests include computer-aided drug discovery (CADD), structure-activity modeling, drug reprofiling, new cancer therapeutics discovery and development of novel CADD tools and applications.

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

Qualifications and Requirements

Professor Artem Cherkasov is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Fellow with a demonstrated research background and experience in computer-aided drug design. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on exciting drug discovery programs providing cutting-edge Deep-learning docking strategy to support structure-based and ligand-based virtual screening and lead optimization.

  • Strong problem solving and efficient communication skills.
  • Strong Deep-learning programming experience with GPUs.
  • Statistical data analysis and database management skills.
  • Strong python, bash, Perl, awk, and SVL programming skills.
  • Strong portfolio of open-source software available on GitHub.
  • Solid background in computational chemistry, biological chemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacokinetics.
  • Hands-on experience in structure-based and ligand-based drug design and compound library design.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art modeling and cheminformatics tools such as MOE, Schrodinger, OpenEye and ICM suite of programs.

Duties

  • Reading published papers and adapting procedures accordingly. 
  • Liaising with collaborators and present research findings in international conferences.
  • Preparing manuscripts to high impact journals.
  • Assisting with research proposals to be submitted to granting agencies.

Application Procedures

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

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter

NOTES:

  • 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.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Research Assistant

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exciting career opportunity for a regular, fulltime Research Assistant interested in pursuing a role in research and study management.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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 VPC 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 onwards. Further details on the program are available at www.pcscprogram.ca

Position Summary

The Research Assistant works closely with the PCSC Research Team and provides assistance to the Clinical Research Coordinators. The Research Assistant also provides a broad scope of administrative and data support to the PCSC Program multidisciplinary team.

Typical Responsibilities 

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

  • Support Clinical Research Coordinators with study recruitment and consent.
  • Provide cross-coverage support to the Clinical Research Coordinators and support to the PCSC Program Manager when needed.
  • Assist with Study File maintenance.
  • Assist with study submissions/amendments/updates to UBC REB, VCHRI, and Health Canada.
  • Administer research procedures per study protocol and collect & record data.
  • Carry out data entry and database management.
  • Contribute to preparing abstract submissions and posters for national and international scientific/medical conferences.
  • Perform additional duties and administrative tasks as required by the PCSC Program Manager.

Decision Making/Level of Accountability/Extent of Authority 

Minimal.

Supervision Received 

The Research Assistant will be under the supervision of the PCSC Program Manager.

Supervision Given

None.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Life Sciences or Psychology.
  • Ideally a minimum of one-year relevant clinical trial or research/project experience, preferably in a biomedical area.
  • Solid communication skills, with demonstrated expertise communicating concepts in a professional manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality essential.
  • Computer literate, including solid Microsoft Office skills and data entry experience.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and willing to learn.
  • Willing and able to evenings/weekends as required.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly as a member of a team.

Compensation

The salary for this position is $42,000 per annum to $53,576 per annum per annum, plus benefits including a defined   pension plan, health and dental coverage, and paid vacation.

Application Procedures 

To join our team, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com ( )with subject line Research Assistant, PCSC with the following items attached:

  • Covering letter
  • Resume

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

Note: We thank all applicants for their interest. However, due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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

It's a Snow Day!

Hitting the slopes early 2023 and support
Prostate Cancer here in BC!

Visit the website to Register: Prostate Cancer | It's A Snow Day | Surrey (itsasnowday.ca)

Pars for Prostate fundraiser: September 22, 2022

The First Annual Pars for Prostate golf fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place September 22, 2022 at Westwood Plateau Golf Course. For information and to register please visit www.parsforprostate.ca

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Congratulations to the Vancouver Prostate Centre team on receiving a 2022 team grant from the Terry Fox Research Institute

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Dr. Gleave received the Mostafa M. Elhilali Award