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: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Purchasing Coordinator, Purchasing Team

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a regular, full-time Purchasing Coordinator to join the Purchasing 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.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager, and working within a complex and evolving environment, the selected incumbent performs a full complement of supply management duties: shipping, receiving, preparing purchase orders, and sourcing/placing orders with vendors. He/She will be cross-trained to obtain sufficient expertise to provide coverage in Manager’s absence.

Responsibilities

  • Liaises with the scientific team and vendors to ensure orders for a broad scope of scientific consumables/equipment including reagents, antibodies, cell lines, primers, chemicals and various gases are placed accurately, promptly and cost effectively.
  • Acts as prime point of contact for receiving large volume of deliveries. Ensures all paperwork is signed, copies are obtained and accurately filed and requestor notified of arrivals promptly. Involves repetitive daily lifting of items up to 50lbs.
  • Efficiently and safely handles the shipment of fragile, time sensitive items such as human tissue. Packages shipments in dry ice frequently.
  • Prepares annual purchase orders as directed by Manager.
  • Monitors inventory levels to prevent stock from running low.
  • Serves as a back-up for all members of the Purchasing team.

Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma. Bachelor’s degree or diploma in related field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience, ideally in a scientific/research/academic or related environment.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain required certifications mandatory.
  • Possess or able to obtain Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certification within first six months of hire.
  • Capable of performing physical demands of role including daily, repetitive lifting of items up to 50lbs.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated initiative and follow up skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Computer literate with proficiency using suite of Microsoft Office software. Experience with online shipping/receiving/purchasing systems preferred.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in a variety of context: in person, on the phone, on-line, plus solid written communication skills in order to produce legible, concise and accurate business correspondence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Supply Chain Management Association of Canada (SCMP) designation an asset.

Compensation

Salary range for this position is $43,892 to $57,608 per annum, plus a superb pension, competitive benefits and generous paid vacation.

Application Procedures

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Closing Date: May 10, 2019.

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: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Laboratory Research Assistant, Wyatt Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a regular, full-time or part-time Laboratory Research Assistant to join Dr. Alexander Wyatt’s genomics and bioinformatics 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.

Wyatt Lab
Our laboratory studies the genomics of metastatic prostate and bladder cancers. Our primary research goals are to reveal the clinical relevance of specific molecular subtypes, and to develop minimally-invasive biomarkers for guiding therapy selection (i.e. precision oncology). We leverage innovative next-generation sequencing techniques and bioinformatics tools to interrogate tissue and liquid biopsies from patients enrolled on a series of ongoing clinical trials and protocols. We work very closely senior medical oncologists and urologists to ensure our research findings are translated to the clinic.

More information on Wyatt Lab is available at https://blogs.ubc.ca/wyattlab/

Responsibilities

  • Clinical sample receipt and processing
  • Biobank and database management
  • DNA library preparation and next-generation sequencing
  • Circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) assay development and standardization
  • Daily communication with clinical coordinators and physicians

Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or a relevant field
  • At least one-year work experience in an academic or industrial lab setting, ideally in areas related to molecular biology, sample management and/or biobanking
  • Meticulous organizational and record keeping skills
  • Expertise with next-generation DNA sequencing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Application Procedures
To join our team, please email careersatprostatecentre [dot] com with subject line Laboratory Research Assistant, Wyatt Lab with the following items attached:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Closing Date: May 17, 2019.

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

Plaid for Dad

Plaid for Dad Fundraiser, June 14, 2019

Plaid for Dad is a workplace fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada, with online registration & fundraising leading up to Friday June 14th's "wear plaid to work" day. Visit the event website to register a team, join/fundraise for a team or buy plaid to wear on the day.      

Fathers Day Walk Run 2019

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run Fundraiser, June 16, 2019

The 21st Annual Raymond James Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place on Sunday June 16, 2019 in various locations across BC. Registration fees ($40) include a shirt and BBQ lunch, and are waived for those who raise over $150. Click here to sponsor our Centre's team (opens in new window).

 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dr. Mads Daugaard receives the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award

Dr. Daugaard
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dr. Subramaniam joins UBC as Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design

Dr. Subramaniam
Monday, April 1, 2019

VPC's translational research profiled in UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Dr. Gleave at the VPC