Scientist / Assistant Professor – BC Cancer Research Institute

Provincial Health Services Authority

Job title: Scientist / Assistant Professor – BC Cancer Research Institute

Company: Provincial Health Services Authority

Job description: BC Cancer (BCC) is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of cancer services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Abbotsford and Prince George. The BC Cancer Research Centre conducts research into the causes and cures for cancer.

Scientist / Assistant Professor
BC Cancer Research Institute
Regular Full-time 1.00 FTE

The BC Cancer Research Institute (BC Cancer) and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), invite applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position at the rank of Scientist / Assistant Professor, partner track.

BC Cancer, a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life for those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of oncology services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. For more information, visit .

We are seeking a translational scientist in lymphoma biology working in the areas of lymphoid cancer pathogenesis, cancer immunology, genomics and novel therapeutics. The candidate is expected to build an integrative research program within the Centre for Lymphoid Cancer emphasizing discovery and translation of lymphoma biology into novel therapeutic approaches to maximize the clinical potential of modern targeted therapies. The specific objective is to improve treatment outcomes for high-risk cancer patients, such as individuals suffering from extranodal lymphoma manifestations, through collaborations with established, world-leading programs at the departments of Lymphoid Cancer Research, the Genome Sciences Centre, the Terry Fox Laboratory, Molecular Oncology and other research departments at BC Cancer and within the Life Sciences community at the University of British Columbia.

The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in basic and clinical research for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a large spectrum of diseases, including cancer. In partnership with affiliated hospitals and research institutes, the Department provides an engaging environment for our community of scholars and trainees actively working to advance translational research from basic science to medical applications.

Candidates for this position must hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree, awarded within the past 10 years, or equivalent, with postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research skills and excellence in the area of cancer pathogenesis and a demonstrated understanding of genetics, genomics, immune biology, and precision medicine. Moreover, experience with a wide array of experimental approaches including functional modeling in vivo, cancer genome analysis and phenotypic characterizations of clinical biopsy material, clinical test development, and drug testing is needed. As a Scientist at BC Cancer and as a faculty member in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded and internationally-competitive research program, collaborate with other faculty members, and actively participate in service to the Research Institute, Department, the University, and the academic/scientific community.

The candidate will also need to show demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching activities of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in their field of expertise.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed summary of research interests and impact of anticipated research program (maximum 5 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and interests, and have at least 3 reference letters (one must not be a co-author) directed to:

François Bénard, MD

Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Senior Executive Director, Research, BC Cancer

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
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Requisition # 99737-2346351
Work Site 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Job Type Regular, Full-Time
FTE 1.00
Hours of Work 0900-1700
Work Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Expiry Date 24-Nov-2020

Expected salary:

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 02:00:12 GMT

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