If you are interested in pursuing graduate or postdoctoral training in The Department of Molecular Oncology, please send: a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and contact information for 2-3 references to:
CareersMolOnc [at] bccrc [dot] ca
NEW: Administrative Coordinator – Department of Molecular Oncology (2014JC01)
One temporary full-time administrative position is available starting May 1, 2014 for one year at the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, Department of Molecular Oncology. Reporting to the Department Head or designate, the Administrative Coordinator is responsible for providing support in areas of human resources, payroll, grant and research administration. This role, on behalf of Principal Investigators (PI’s) and leaders, monitors payroll and financial cost centres through to resolution of payroll issues. The Administrative Coordinator also provides administrative support including managing the grant application process and providing work direction to junior administrative staff in the team.
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Diploma in a relevant area such as business administration or finance from a recognized college plus three (3) years’ recent related experience a research environment and in project management. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to demonstrate good judgment, tact and discretion. Detail oriented and able to complete accurate work in a timely matter. Demonstrated time management skills and ability to assist others in meeting deadlines. Knowledge of and experience with grant applications. Knowledge and experience in budget preparation, tracking expenditures and identifying sources of variance. Proficient in scientific and medical terminology. Ability to work both independently and as team leader to organize work and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions and resolve administrative issues/problems. Fully proficient in the use of a variety of software packages including word processing, spreadsheets and databases and related equipment. Demonstrated ability to evaluate personal work and existing systems and identify areas for improvement. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
If interested, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to CareersMolOnc [at] bccrc [dot] ca, and quote job number 2014JC01 in the subject line.
Join a dynamic cancer genomics and computational biology/bioinformatics research team at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC CANADA
The following four positions are immediately available in the Computational Biology Lab of Dr. Sohrab Shah (compbio.bccrc.ca):
….. to implement algorithms and statistical models for the purposes of analysing high throughput cancer genomics data. The position will entail developing robust, efficient and fault tolerant software in a Linux environment using bioinformatics libraries available in the C++/C, Python and R programming languages. This work will be used to support leading edge research in sequencing cancer genomes and identifying causal mutations in breast and ovarian cancers and lymphomas. The end product(s) will be distributed to computational biology groups worldwide working in the field of cancer genomics. The programmer will interact with other programmers, database developers, bioinformaticians, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and clinical collaborators in an immersive and dynamic multi-disciplinary research environment.
….. to support data management of high dimensional and complex datasets. Focused on next-generation sequencing datasets, the individual will develop robust relational database solutions to the need for efficient storage, retrieval and interfacing with human-genome level data from cancer patient tumour samples. The database developer will interface with a team of software developers, bioinformaticians and principal investigators to ensure enterprise level integrity of genomic data. The position will involve facilitating tight integration of genomic and clinical databases from breast and ovarian cancer research groups. Solutions will be deployed broadly in the BC Cancer Agency.
Post-doctoral researcher (2013SS05)
….. to lead key research projects ongoing in the lab of Dr. Sohrab Shah. The PDF should hold a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics or molecular biology and possess exceptional computational skills. The research will focus on one or more of the following topics, all related to analysis of next generation whole genome sequencing data: i) quantifying and modeling tumour evolution; ii) germline genetics and hereditary cancer; iii) alternative splicing in cancer; iv) the mutational landscape of triple negative breast cancer. The PDF will design and carry out experiments to address key questions in the above topics and lead the writing of scientific manuscripts. Highly motivated individuals with a desire to make an impact in the field of cancer genomics are encouraged to apply.
JOB TITLE: Radiochemistry Postdoctoral Position at the Vancouver Cancer Centre, BC Cancer Agency
POSITION REPORTS TO: Principal Investigator
JOB NUMBER: 2014KSL01
One postdoctoral position is available starting April 1, 2014 at the Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging, BC Cancer Agency for the development of novel radiotracers for cancer imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). The postdoctoral candidate will conduct research in the design and synthesis of imaging probes targeting biomarkers overexpressed in cancers. Research activities will involve the production and isolation of radioisotopes, peptide and multi-step organic synthesis, and radiolabeling small molecules, peptides and proteins with PET isotopes (C-11, F-18, Sc-44, Cu-61, Cu-64, Ga-68, Y-86, and Zr-89), and SPECT isotopes (Tc-99m and In-111).
Post-doctoral fellow in the Biochemistry and Chemical Biology of Spliceosome Regulation
The Genome Sciences Centre Department within the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Gregg Morin, to study the mechanisms-of-action of pharmacological inhibition of proteins that regulate pre-mRNA splicing. The scientist will join a collaboration with Drs. Samuel Aparicio and Sohrab Shah that is using global genomic technologies to identify changes in alternative splicing due to inhibition of several classes of enzymes that regulate spliceosome function. The objective is to investigate how these enzymes regulate genome-wide spliceosomal function and splice site choice.
The position will perform laboratory research to design and interpret experiments using biochemical, proteomic, molecular and genomic tools to investigate the functional mechanisms of enzyme inhibition on the spliceosome and its regulatory proteins in human cancer cells. The candidate should have experience in ribonucleoprotein biochemistry, mammalian tissue culture, enzymatic assays, recombinant protein purification, molecular biology, and RNAi. Experience in the structure/function analysis of RNPs or enzymes and a comprehensive understanding of splicing and spliceosome function are essential.
The successful scientist will join the laboratory of Dr. Gregg Morin in the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency. In collaboration with the laboratories of Dr. Samuel Aparicio and Dr. Sohrab Shah, the team has access to exceptional tools for next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and advanced proteomics.
The Genome Sciences Centre provides a stimulating working environment and is located at the new British Columbia Cancer Research Centre in Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable and attractive cities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Additional information can be obtained at www.bcgsc.ca.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three referees by email, fax or mail to:
Dr. Gregg B. Morin
Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6S 1L3, Canada