Jobs

On the Job Search? On this page, we’ll be posting open positions at local companies that are currently recruiting. Check back often, as we’ll continually update this page.

While we post new jobs that are sent our way, it is often difficult to keep track if the jobs are still available. Thus, some positions may no longer be open. Please inquire with the specified link or contact information.

STEMCELL Technologies (multiple positions)
Aspect Biosystems (multiple positions)
AbCellera (multiple positions)
BC Genome Science Centre (multiple positions)
Postdoctoral Position at SFU (Vancouver)
Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at Perimeter Institute (Waterloo)
Research Associate Position in Respiratory Medicine (Vancouver)
Postdoc Research Associate Position in Adult Language Processing (Vancouver)
Postdoc Position in Gene Therapy and Blood Research (Vancouver)

See also the Postdoctoral Fellows Office career opportunities page for more job openings.


February 2021. STEMCELL Technologies Centre

STEMCELL Technologies is currently looking to fill a few positions. For more information, click the links below

Job Title: Product Manager, Immunology
Geo location expected: Burnaby, BC
In this role, you will develop and support the global product line strategy for our immunology portfolio, which includes cell separation reagents and instruments, cell culture media, and other new technologies under development to support key growing areas of research (e.g. immuno-oncology, cell therapy and infectious disease research). You will provide market leadership in the development of innovative products, and manage day-to-day operations of your portfolio to drive growth and profitability. This role involves a high degree of interaction and collaboration across departments, and with customers and external partners around the world. For more details please visit this link

Job Title: Product Manager, Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology
Geo location expected: Burnaby, BC
The Product Management team is involved at all stages of the product life cycle, from ideation to launch, and beyond. Considering input from multiple, diverse stakeholders, including senior management, Product Managers (PMs) analyze market data and learn from industry best practices to drive strategic decisions regarding product development. PMs use creative thinking, combined with business & market expertise to generate, communicate and implement activities to support our portfolio of Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology products. This role will work together across departments, including directly with another PM, with customers and external partners around the world.

Our Product Manager, Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology is responsible for driving a portion of STEMCELL’s product and market strategies for the pluripotent stem cell biology market, which spans from academic research to clinical applications. This PM contributes contributes to STEMCELL’s goal of helping scientists advance science by combining their technical expertise with data generated through analyses of the market and customer insights. For more details please visit this link

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February 2021. Aspect Biosystems

Aspect Biosystems is currently looking to fill multiple positions. For more information, click the links below or contact careers@aspectbiosystems.com

Job Title: Patent Analyst
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
We are looking for a Patent Analyst to play a vital role in the strategic expansion of our intellectual property portfolio and associated technology stack. To be successful in this role, you will use your strong scientific and technical writing background to identify and assess the patentability of the inventions generated by our diverse team of internal innovators as well as with our Discovery Ecosystem (external partners). You will do this by performing in-depth IP assessments for both our internal and Discovery Ecosystem’s intellectual property and lead the drafting of new provisional patent applications. This work is essential to support the strategic development of our broad and exciting IP portfolio so we can continue to strengthen our position as the industry leader in 3D bioprinting. For more details please visit this link

Job Title: Biomaterials Scientist – Immunology
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As a Biomaterials Scientist, you will be valued member of a multidisciplinary R&D team focused on the development of cell-based implantable tissue therapeutics from discovery stage through scale up to clinical manufacturing. This role will involve taking significant ownership over the design, generation, and testing of biomaterials customized for bioprinting therapeutic cells in tissue devices optimized for transplantation. By working closely with our team of scientists and engineers, along with senior management, you will play a central role in the development of material strategy solutions for bioprinted tissue therapeutics. For more details please visit this link

Job Title: Research Scientist – Immunology
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
We are looking for an immunologist with a passion for innovation to develop bioprinted tissue implants for the treatment of metabolic diseases. You will have a passion for driving high-impact projects and are expected to make major scientific laboratory-based contributions to the research goals of our life-saving therapeutic programs. In your role you will be responsible for completing and advising on the immunology aspects of our bioprinted therapeutic programs. This includes planning and performing lab experiments, analyzing data, and presenting the results to a diverse audience. For more details please visit this link

Job Title: Business Development Intern
Part time/full time: Full Time (May 1 – August 31, 2021)
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
We are seeking a Business Development Intern to research and analyze the biopharmaceutical landscape. Through extensive market research, you will identify new technologies, research opportunities, and potential partner organizations. Working closely with the business development team and senior management you will provide market information to help navigate and drive internal R&D programs. For more details please visit this link

Job Title: Machine Learning Engineer
Part time/full time: Full Time
Geo location expected: Vancouver, BC
As our Machine Learning Engineer, you will be a critical participant in planning the strategic direction and implementation of ML technology within Aspect’s products. You will drive execution of the data strategy and develop commercial software from proof of concept to product release. This is a unique opportunity to join a small team in a hyper-growth company and have a large impact on the company and its vision. For more details please visit this link

Contact info: careers@aspectbiosystems.com

February 2021. AbCellera

AbCellera is currently looking for several PhD-level scientists, software developers and project managers:

https://www.abcellera.com/careers/openings

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February 2021. The BC Genome Science Centre

The BC Genome Science Centre is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Associate (focus: bioinformatics), amongst others: https://www.bcgsc.ca/careers

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January 2021. The Simons Foundation Canada Postdoctoral Fellow (SFU)

The School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Simons Foundation Canada Postdoctoral Fellow (SRF) for the 2021/22 academic year, with the possibility of reappointment for a second year.

Simon Fraser University is a leading Canadian public research university (consistently ranked #1 by Maclean’s Magazine for best comprehensive university in Canada). The School for International Studies is an interdisciplinary unit with research and teaching programs focused on peace and security; international development; human rights and international law; and governance and civil society. The School is based at SFU’s Vancouver campus in the heart of downtown.

The SRF will participate in School activities during the term of their appointment, deliver at least one presentation of their work to the School, and will teach one course in their area of expertise.

Compensation for the SRF is $45,000 CAD plus benefits, with an additional $3,000 CAD in research support. Selection will be based on qualifications and expected contribution to the intellectual life of the School.

Applications should include: a cover letter with detailed research proposal, graduate transcripts, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference. Files will be reviewed beginning March 10, 2021.

Materials should be collated and sent in a single PDF file via email to intst@sfu.ca. (The letters of reference should be sent separately, directly by the letter writers). In the subject line of the email, indicate the following information: “2021 SRF Application, (Applicant Name).”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the collection notice at
http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

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October 13, 2020. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Quantum Matter and Quantum Information Science at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is inviting applications for tenure-track Faculty positions in Quantum Matter and Quantum Information Science. For more information please visit our website.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate. Consideration of applications will begin on December 1, 2020; however, applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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September 30, 2020. Research Associate Position at UBC Respiratory Medicine Department (Legacy for Airway Health).

The Legacy for Airway Health (LAH) is an exciting new initiative focused on accelerating the generation and translation of knowledge to inform improvements in care of populations at risk for and living with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Based at the Vancouver General Hospital, but with broad partnerships, LAH leverages already well established and globally respected clinical research and care programs at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), its affiliated hospitals, and the University of British Columbia (UBC). Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), VGH&UBC Hospital Foundation, and the VGH and UBC Divisions of Respiratory Medicine are key partners of LAH and provide overall leadership.

We are seeking a Research Associate (RA) to join our expanding team for research. The RA will contribute critically to LAH’s ambitious and innovative translational research and implementation agenda that will transform complex data into meaningful and personalized approaches to truly change the course of asthma and COPD in our community and beyond. This is a 1-year position with the possibility for renewal. Start date is expected to be August 1, 2020. The position will report to the Scientific Director and will be based at the VGH campus of UBC.

The RA will undertake and support research activities related to the LAH objectives on the care and quality of life of people living with asthma and COPD. The individual will work largely independently but within a team comprised of patients, researchers, a knowledge translation specialist and other partners.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
– Performing environmental scans and developing maps of assets (resources) for the care of asthma and COPD locally
and provincially.
– Being current on emerging interventions and models of care for asthma and COPD.
– Performing literature and systematic reviews relevant to above-noted goals.
– Facilitating the development of scope and strategies for research registries.
– Developing reports and manuscripts for publication.
– Preparing and delivering presentations for research meetings.
– Liaising between LAH and external researchers and staff.
– Coordinating and developing grant applications.
– Preparing background documents for stakeholder meetings.
– Participating in stakeholder engagement meetings.
– Coordinating research activities and chairing and co-chairing research team meetings.
– Providing other support as required to LAH researchers and team.

Requirements:
1. Ph.D. in a health-related field
2. Experience in clinical research, health care registries and/or data analytics
3. At least 2 years of post-doctoral research experience and commensurate publication
4. Passion for impact-focused research
5. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
7. Ability to prepare reports and presentations for diverse audiences
8. Experience with manuscript writing
9. Experience in developing grant applications
10. Excellent interpersonal skills
11. Ability to work independently and in a team setting
12. Excellent problem-solving skills
13. Strong work ethic, high degree of initiative and self-motivation
14. Thrives in dynamic, high pressure environments
15. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
16. Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders

Please forward your application that includes a cover letter and a CV to phalgun.joshi@VCH.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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July 27, 2020. UBC Postdoctoral Research Associate Position.

Adult Language Processing and Disorders Lab, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Small
FTE: 0.5 – 0.8
Salary (Hourly): $37-$40/hour
Duration: one year, with possibility for renewal (starting Fall 2020, or to be negotiated)
Location: School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC Point Grey campus
Adult Language Processing and Disorders Lab

https://audiospeech.ubc.ca/research/adult-language-processing-and-disorders-lab/

Research in this lab investigates factors that influence the quality of communication in interactions between persons with dementia and those who provide them with care. Both qualitative and experimental research is conducted to understand the impact of each partners’ behavior on communication outcomes, and to thereby inform interventions to improve communication in everyday activities. Current programs of research focus on facilitating communication for persons with dementia through memory training and through use of communication technologies.

Position Description
The postdoctoral research associate will:

1. Work on current projects investigating
a. the use of communication app technology in long-term residential care    settings;
b. the effectiveness of Spaced Retrieval memory training for persons with
Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia;
c. the effects of verbal and nonverbal behavioural strategies in facilitating
communication with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

2. Develop new research projects related to one or more of the above themes

3. Generate funding proposals for new projects (e.g., CIHR, Alzheimer Society of Canada; industry)

4. Work with and mentor other lab personnel in implementing projects, collecting data, analyzing data, writing manuscripts and grant applications, and coordinating activities, schedules, and meetings.

Qualifications

1) Ph.D. in gerontology, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, computer science, or related areas

2) Preferred previous experience conducting research with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia

3) Preferred previous experience using both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

Application Process
Submit CV, list of 3 academic references, cover letter, and sample of publications to Dr. Jeff Small at: jeffs@audiospeech.ubc.ca.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Jeff Small, Associate Professor and Director, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, 2177 Wesbrook Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z3

https://audiospeech.ubc.ca/

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July 24, 2020. UBC Postdoctoral Fellow in Gene Therapy and Blood Research

(Kastrup Lab, Michael Smith Labs).

Seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position at the University of British Columbia, in the areas of gene therapy and platelet biology. The successful applicant will be co-supervised by Christian Kastrup (Michael Smith Labs, https://kastruplab.msl.ubc.ca ) and Eric Jan (Life Sciences Institute, http://www.ubcjanlab.com). This research project is in collaboration with the labs of Dr. Pieter Cullis, Dr. Dana Devine, and with Acuitas Therapeutics, the NanoMedicines Innovation Network, and Canadian and US military partners. The ideal candidate has a background in molecular biology, and experience in platelet biology and/or gene therapy. We are seeking a creative individual who works well independently and as a team, with great interpersonal skills and excellent communication, both written and verbal. The candidate will design and analyze experiments, organize their own workload, keep meticulous records of experiments and data, report on research progress and outcomes openly, review methodologies in response to feedback, and help lead a team of researchers. The ideal candidate is experienced reviewing literature to devise new research directions and to generate creative and novel ideas for new projects, collaborations or techniques.

Project: Enhancing Transfusable Platelets with Genetic and Protein Engineering.

The project will develop technologies to enhance and expand the therapeutic potential of platelets using lipid-based gene therapy, including mRNA and gene editing approaches. This project is funded and aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from severe hemorrhage in austere settings by enhancing transfusable platelets. The candidate will have opportunities to leverage the expertise of the Kastrup Lab, Jan Lab, Devine lab and Cullis Lab in genetic engineering, nanomedicine, platelet biochemistry, precision medicine and transfusion medicine . This project aims to modulate the synthesis and release of protein cargoes from transfusable platelets, through state-of-the-art mRNA and protein transfection and delivery systems, in which our team members are unique experts.

Vancouver is world-renowned for its scenery and quality of living, and the University of British Columbia is a centre of excellence for growing your career in nanomedicine and blood research. The Kastrup laboratory is part of the Michael Smith Laboratories as well as the Centre for Blood Research in Life Sciences Institute. Both the Kastrup and Jan laboratories are part of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.

Qualified applicants will have a PhD in a molecular biology, biochemistry or related field. We also welcome applications from individuals who have a defence date set.

This position is available starting October 1st, 2020 with an initial appointment for one year, renewable up to three.  Applicants are encouraged to apply for competitive fellowship awards. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and awards secured.

Email Christian Kastrup with ‘Kastrup and Jan PDF position’ in the subject line and please include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and contact details for 3 references, to ckastrup@msl.ubc.ca. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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