Research Associate

Research Associate (Vancouver)
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia
Location: BC Cancer Research Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver BC
Salary and Conditions: Commensurate with experience
Position description: The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a full-time Research Associate, based at the BC Cancer Research Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency. A position is available immediately for a highly motivated PhD to join a dynamic research group, headed by Dr. Samuel Aparicio, Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Department Head for the Department of Molecular Oncology, BC Cancer Agency.

The successful candidate will assist the department Principal Investigators in the development, writing, submission and management of grants, reports, CVs and scientific manuscripts and supporting lab members in data interpretation for Molecular Oncology. The Coordinator also provides project management services to research project teams consisting of Senior Scientists, Post-Doctoral Fellows, graduate students and other support staff and contributes to web site maintenance and development.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Provide input into writing research proposals and writes significant portions of grant applications.
  • Develops and recommends project budgets, monitors expenditure of funds relative to budget, ensures appropriate, transparent justifications for expenditures. Participates in the development and implementation of new projects, by developing new material, researching and sourcing equipment and recommending staffing and resource requirements.
  • Responds to ongoing requests for regular reports by maintaining and updating information to ensure compliance with granting agencies and other external organizations.
  • Identifies opportunities for developing new initiatives, grants and projects that enhance funding of research in the Department. Identifies and shares sources of funding from external organizations such as MSFHR, CIHR, Genome Canada, CFI, NSERC, NCIC, LRF, NIH, the provincial government and industry.
  • Prepares Research Ethics Board applications and amendments as required, and ensures compliance with Research Ethics Board guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains a clear engagement and communication plan for both internal and external audiences. This includes the development and facilitation of websites, workshops, conferences, guest lecturers, etc. Externally, communication includes the development and maintenance of collaborative relationships with representatives from funding sponsors, the University of British Columbia and British Columbia Cancer Agency’s scientific research faculty members, international research collaborators, visiting scientists and lecturers.
  • Identifies new translational pathways, such as commercial partnerships, licensing etc. for new technologies and encourage entrepreneurial activities as appropriate.
  • Conducts regular literature reviews relating to research areas. Contributes intellectual and scientific input to manuscripts for publications, provides scientific proofreading.

Eligibility requirement: Interested individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD, a strong publication record and excellent academic credentials are encouraged to apply. Experience in grant preparation and scientific manuscript preparation is preferable/required.

This is a one year appointment and depending on funding and successful progress of the research it may be renewed for additional years.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Deadline Date: May 21, 2017

Contact: Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter should include a brief description of your previous experience developing grant applications and long-term career goals.

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We thank all interested applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants short-listed will be contacted for an interview.