Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC)

Today’s Research. Tomorrow’s Medicine.

The GSC is a department of the BC Cancer Research Institute and a high-throughput genome sequencing facility. We are leaders in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in pursuit of novel treatment strategies for cancers and other diseases.

Among the world’s first genome centres to be established within a cancer clinic, for more than two decades our scientists and innovators have been designing and deploying cutting-edge technologies to benefit health and advance clinical research.

Among the GSC’s most significant accomplishments are the first publication to demonstrate the use of whole-genome sequencing to inform cancer treatment planning, the first published sequence of the SARS coronavirus genome and major contributions to the first physical map of the human genome as part of the Human Genome Project.

By joining the GSC you will become part of an exceptional and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, experts and professionals operating at the leading edge of clinical research. We look for people who share our core values — science, timeliness, respect — to join us on our mission to use genome science for the betterment of health and society.

Summary

Job Reference No: PCD_E00375_2021_08_11

Role Summary

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Research Institute in the group of Dr. Laura Evgin to participate in research investigating cell therapy and viro-immunotherapy for lymphoma. The research will focus primarily on the development of novel combinatorial strategies using oncolytic viruses and vaccines to leverage CAR T cell efficacy.

The ideal candidate should possess a PhD degree and recent experience in immunology, virology, genomics, cancer biology, cell biology or a related discipline. A strong background in immunology and record of accomplishment (first-author publications) is required. Proficiency in classical immunologic and molecular biology techniques including primary cell culture, rodent (mouse) handling and injections, cloning, virus infections, and multi-parameter flow cytometry are needed for success in this position. A background in bioinformatics is also an asset. In addition, the successful candidate should demonstrate creativity, a strong work ethic, and the ability to handle multiple projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are important, as well as the ability to work in a team environment. 

This is a one-year term appointment subject to annual renewal. 

Apply

Applicants should submit a CV, a one-page cover letter highlighting research interests and goals, and the name and contact details of 3 references. Please email your application to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca with "Job Reference No: PCD_E00375_2021_08_11" in the subject line.

While we appreciate all applications, please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

This posting will remain online until filled.

We believe that equity, diversity and inclusivity are essential for the advancement of human knowledge and science.

We welcome all applicants and provide all employees with equal opportunity for advancement, regardless of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, conviction of a criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to their employment.

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the position would require working remotely on a temporary basis. This restriction would be re-evaluated upon re-contracting.

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