Research Faculty Positions – Terry Fox laboratory, Vancouver, BC

The Terry Fox Laboratory at the BC Cancer Research Institute invites applications from outstanding candidates for a research faculty position. This position is targeted at early-stage career scientists with a high likelihood of establishing an innovative research program of high quality and impact. Priority research areas include molecular mechanisms of cancer biology, functional genomics, synthetic and systems biology, stem cell biology, and immunology. Special opportunities exist for applications with a focus on blood or lung cancer initiation and progression. Outstanding applications in all priority areas will be considered.

Successful candidates will be advanced for a primary faculty appointment at the University of British Columbia in either Biochemistry & Molecular Biology or School of Biomedical Engineering, at the Assistant Professor level, with opportunities for affiliate appointments with other departments.

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the BC Cancer Research Institute is the research arm of BC Cancer, a part of Provincial Health Services Authority. The Terry Fox Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research Department with strong connections to clinical groups at BC Cancer and Vancouver Coastal Health, allowing unique opportunities for researchers and clinicians to collaborate in the quick translation of new knowledge into improved outcomes for cancer patients. The BC cancer patient population is uniformly treated within the provincial cancer program allowing access to clinical-annotated multiple disease live cell biobanks and tumour tissue repositories. Additional on-site shared resources include a pathogen free Animal Resource Centre and Genetic Modeling Core, Flow Cytometry Facility, and access to Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

Minimal qualifications for this position include a PhD and/or MD, with a strong record of postdoctoral achievement or other relevant experience.

Interested candidates should send: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) Two page statement outlining the applicant’s research interests, achievements and future goals; 3) One page statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and 4) contact information for 3 references. Send all documents by PDF in one file to

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.