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).

 

Date Posted: 
Monday, January 18, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow, Zoubeidi Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Zoubeidi 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.

Zoubeidi Lab
Dr. Amina Zoubeidi’s lab is focused on deciphering mechanisms of prostate cancer treatment resistance, with a particular emphasis on transcriptional and epigenetic plasticity. The lab is currently seeking applications for a talented, hard-working, independent, and highly motivated individual to join as a Postdoctoral fellow. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to study the interplay between epigenomics and transcriptional regulation in cell plasticity and emergent treatment-resistant prostate cancer.  She/he will utilize multi-omic profiling techniques (including, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and RNA-seq), which will be complemented by functional studies of gene function in vitro and in vivo.

More information on Dr. Zoubeidi and her team can be found here: https://www.prostatecentre.com/about-us/people/dr-amina-zoubeidi

Qualifications and Requirements

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in genetic and epigenetic profiling techniques is required.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computation experience is considered an asset, but is not required for this position.

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

  • Current CV
  • cover letter

Closing Date: We will commence reviewing applications on February 28, 2021. 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 or drop-in inquiries please.

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Project Manager

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exciting career opportunity for a regular, part-time (50%) Project Manager interested in providing coordination and leadership for research objectives, financial goals, and resources needed to efficiently and effectively deliver assigned R&D projects such as pre-clinical R&D projects focused on development of small molecules targeting several cancers and COVID-19.
 

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.

Position Overview
In collaboration with VPC Senior Research Scientists, the Project Manager will lead the planning and implementation of assigned projects, provide direction and support to multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project teams, plus monitor and evaluate project results to ensure project deadlines, deliverables and quality control are met. The Project Manager is responsible for preparing annual and interim budgets, monitoring fiscal expenditures and ensuring all transactions are actioned according to grant/contract guidelines, regulations and relevant financial policies. Recruiting, supervising and experience in grant writing is also required.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master's degree (PhD preferred) in a relevant field.
  • At least five years’ experience, ideally in a research/drug development/oncology environment.
  • Demonstrated project management and problem-solving skills combined with excellent communication, leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills.

Compensation
Salary range for this position is competitive in the field, with comprehensive benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, and 20 days vacation per year (prorated to reflect part-time status).

Application Procedures
To join our team, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com () with subject line Project Manager, Cherkasov Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Closing Date: review of applications will begin July 10, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Laboratory Research Assistant, Dong Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a temporary (two year-term), full-time Laboratory Research Assistant to join Dr. Dong’s 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 studies gene transcription and RNA splicing in prostate cancers. The lab is dedicated to deciphering mechanisms by which tumors develop resistance to anti-cancer therapies with focuses on RNA splicing in reprogramming cancer cell phenotypes. The overall goal of our laboratory is to develop diagnostic and therapeutic means for prostate cancer. Representative work can be found in J Clin Invest. 2020, Eur Urol. 2017/2019 and Front Oncol. 2021.

Further information on Dr. Dong and his laboratory can be found at https://www.prostatecentre.com/about-us/people/dr-xuesen-dong

Position Summary
The Laboratory Research Assistant provides technical support to the scientific research team, planning and conducting research experiments, evaluating test results, creating customized reports and research records. Significant supervisory/project management duties frequently required at more senior levels.

Responsibilities

  • plans and conducts tests, experiments, takes samples and evaluates results.
  • selects, develops, and evaluates research methods.
  • collects raw data, creates and maintains databases, and generates research related reports.
  • operates broad scope of laboratory equipment and ensures laboratory equipment is kept in clean, in working order, performing basic maintenance as required.
  • monitors inventory of lab supplies and ensures proper storage of materials and supplies.
  • provides supervision to trainees.
  • recruitment of trainees as required.
  • works according to OH&S policies, WSIB and QA standards. Takes all necessary safety training and necessary precautions when handling potentially hazardous materials, chemicals, biological agents or working with radiation.
  • carry out any other related duties as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of this position.

Qualifications

  • Minimum BSc. (MSc. preferred) in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or a relevant Life Science degree.
  • Demonstrated solid molecular and cellular skills. Experience with CLIP-Seq or animal handling is considered an asset.  
  • demonstrated knowledge of research laboratory best practices and techniques
  • willing and able to complete all required safety training, both at point of hire and on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Reliable, motivated, and detail-oriented.
  • ability to work effectively and efficiently both in a team environment and independently.
  • experience creating standard operating procedures considered an asset.

Salary

  • Starting salary range for this position is $45,904 - $51,293 per annum.

Application Procedures
To apply for this position, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Laboratory Research Assistant, Dong Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV

NOTE: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. However, we prefer to have someone who can start in September 2021. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dong Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow, 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 laboratory focuses on gene transcription and RNA splicing in prostate cancers. The lab is dedicated to deciphering mechanisms by which tumors develop resistance to anti-cancer therapies with focuses on RNA splicing in reprogramming cancer cell phenotypes. The overall goal of our laboratory is to develop diagnostic and therapeutic means for prostate cancer. Representative work can be found in J Clin Invest. 2020, Eur Urol. 2017/2019 and Front Oncol. 2021.

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

Qualifications and Requirements

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or similar.
  • Minimum five years related laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in cell culture/transfection, western blotting, real-time PCR and molecular cloning, protein interaction, and microscopy.
  • Experience with lentivirus manipulation and animal work will be considered an asset.
  • 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 careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dong Lab with the following items attached:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter

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.

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Terry Fox Run fundraiser - September 19

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dr. Zoubeidi awarded Canada Research Chair 1 in Cancer Therapy Resistance

Dr. Amina Zoubeidi
Friday, May 21, 2021

Professor Madanlal T. Wasan Memorial Prize in Urologic Sciences

Dr. Kishor Wasan (L) and Professor Madanlal T. Wasan (R)