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.

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Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Chemistry (Machine Learning/COVID-19 Drug Discovery), Cherkasov Lab

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Chemistry (Machine Learning/COVID-19 Drug Discovery to join Dr. Artem Cherkasov'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.

Cherkasov Lab
Professor Artem Cherkasov is looking for a talented Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a demonstrated research background in machine learning to join his computer-aided drug design group. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on exciting drug discovery programs providing cutting-edge deep learning docking strategy --"Deep Docking"--to support structure-based and ligand-based virtual screening and lead optimization for SARS-COV-2 antivirals. Dr. Cherkasov (Professor, University of British Columbia) has recently been awarded four COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants and is collaborating with advanced computing companies to deploy machine learning to virtually screen 50B+ compounds for multiple COVID-19 therapeutic targets.

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

Qualifications and Requirements

  • PhD in Computational Chemistry or Computational Biochemistry.
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  • Research experience in developing machine learning methods for life science.
  • Strong Deep-learning programming experience with GPUs.
  • Statistical data analysis and database management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience using various programming languages including Python, BASH, Perl, AWK, and SVL.
  • Well-developed portfolio of open-source software available on GitHub
  • Solid background in computational chemistry, biological chemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacokinetics.
  • Practical 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 Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), Schrödinger, and OpenEye suite of programs.

Duties

  • Work with Dr. Cherkasov and collaborators to develop and/or apply cutting-edge computational approaches--Deep Docking--to screen 50B+ compounds for multiple SARS-CoV-2 viral targets.
  • Reading published papers and adapting procedures accordingly.
  • Liaising with collaborators and presenting research findings at international conferences.
  • Preparing manuscripts for submission to high impact journals.
  • Assisting with the creation of 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

NOTE: No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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, March 16, 2021

Clinical Trials Coordinator (temporary, full time)

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a temporary, fulltime Clinical Trials Coordinator.

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.

Clinical Trials Coordinator
Handles all aspects of enrollment and follow-up of clinical research study patients including initial recruitment of study subjects, continued follow up with enrolled subjects, and collection and maintenance of clinical research related data.

Responsibilities
Coordinate Phase I-IV clinical trials; process regulatory documentation; complete case report forms; resolve data queries; recruit/screen patients according to protocol; schedule patient study visits and tests; process and ship study specimens; coordinate sponsor visits; participate in audits; assist with processing safety reports; and attend investigator initiation meetings. Key duties include:

  • Manage recruitment, screening, enrollment and data collection of study participants, ensuring protocol compliance.
  • Coordinate and manage patient study visits and tests.
  • Responsible for data and source documentation, as well as adverse event reporting.
  • Process and ship study specimens.
  • Schedule and conduct study initiation, monitoring and close-out visits with sponsors, Contract Research Organizations and other applicable parties.
  • Participate in the conduct of audits by study sponsors, Contract Research Organizations, Health Canada and Food and Drug Administration and other entities as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 plus additional relevant training such as a Medical Office Assistant certificate/diploma.
  • Three years of related professional experience such as coordinating clinical trials.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory and ethical guidelines and principles for conducting research with human subjects.
  • Laboratory experience or willing to train on protocols to process blood and urine samples.
  • Phlebotomy experience or willing to train on Phlebotomy.
  • Experience with case report form creation and completion.
  • Experience with electronic data capture platforms and ability to resolve data queries.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills with ability to effectively communicate and provide support to investigators and patients.
  • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail
  • Solid computer expertise.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, with minimal supervision.
  • Proven decision-making and effective time management.

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin March 29, 2021 and ideal start date will be as soon as possible.

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: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Program Coordinator, Prostate Cancer Supportive Care

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a regular, fulltime Program Coordinator to join our Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) 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.

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care
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.

More information is available at https://pcscprogram.ca.

Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day activities of PCSC program and provides support to the Program Manager, members of the PCSC team and collaborators:

  • Coordinate day-to-day operations of PCSC program, enroll patients and their families into program and serve as a point of contact. Responsible for scheduling patients for upcoming sessions and keeping them aware of relevant program information via e-mail/mail. Will be responsible for obtaining any necessary consent forms.
  • Attend evening education sessions monthly to welcome patients, take attendance, answer patient questions and present content of the module.
  • Responsible for data entry and tracking patients in PCSC program in a central database. Work with Program Manager to assist with ongoing improvements and maintenance of central database.
  • Lead monthly team meetings to discuss updates across all modules of program and update staff on any ongoing and upcoming projects. 
  • The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for preparing content for several monthly program newsletters, keeping program web page up-to-date and developing/maintaining promotional material for program as necessary.
  • Covers Medical Office Assistant when on vacation or absent.
  • Plan and organize annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference and medical education conferences.
  • Conducts outreach in community to advertise and promote program. Will require travel at times.
  • Attends Provincial Working Group meetings, provides module updates and takes meeting minutes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, Life Sciences or Psychology. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years relevant research and administrative experience, preferably in a psychosocial/biomedical area.
  • 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 preferred.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and willing to learn.
  • Willing and able to evenings as required.

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Closing Date: review of applications will 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.

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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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Father's Day Walk-Run Fundraiser - June 20, 2021

The 23rd annual Father's Day Walk-Run takes place on Sunday June 20, as a virtual event.  Please consider donating to or joining our team as we raise funds to enable Prostate Cancer Foundation - BC to continue their funding of prostate cancer research and their support patients and their loved ones

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