General Inquiries

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


Finance Coordinator 4, Molecular Oncology #MO515
BC Cancer Research Centre


Data Technician 3, Molecular Oncology #MO415
BC Cancer Research Centre

This position entails providing assistance in clinical research activities and projects, collecting data, samples, and/or specimens under specific instructions from researchers and/or the program manager. Provide assistance with routine tests, experiments and procedures. This position will offer assistance in conducting research literature searches and reviews; preparation for research grant applications, analyzing data; drawing potential conclusions and assisting in documentation and writing for publication. [read more]


Technician 3, Molecular Oncology #MO315
BC Cancer Research Centre

Reporting to the Principal Investigator or designate, the Technician 3 will be involved in performing research in drug pharmacology directed at human tumours, with assays in immunodeficient mice (xenotransplants). [read more]


Bioinformatics Scientist #SS115
BC Cancer Agency Research Centre – Molecular Oncology – Vancouver, BC
Bioinformatics Scientist
Department of Molecular Oncology
Shah Lab for Computational Biology
British Columbia Cancer Agency/University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

A position is available immediately for a full time bioinformatics scientist in the Shah lab for Computational Cancer Biology. Our group is interested in understanding cancer genomes. We use leading edge DNA sequencing technologies and computational methods to model how cancers evolve, how they acquire mutations and how properties of genomic aberrations drive malignant phenotypes. We continually generate genome-scale datasets from bulk tumor tissue and single cells to address these questions. For optimal interpretation, we have developed numerous robust analytical tools and rigorous computational methods that are applied in different experimental designs from clinical samples to model systems to answer our research questions. [read more]


Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Imaging – Benard Lab

Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia and Department of Molecular Oncology, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre

A post-doctoral position is available to conduct research on the biological evaluation and characterization of new cancer imaging probes within the Functional Cancer Imaging laboratory. The proposed program will include the evaluation of novel peptide and antibody-based radiopharmaceuticals targeting G-coupled receptors and other targets associated with cancer progression and metastasis. The program may also evaluate the potential usefulness of some of the compounds to visualize unstable atherosclerotic plaques. [Read more]


Post-doctoral researcher – Shah Lab

….. 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.


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

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
Fax: 604-675-8178