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Post Doctoral Fellow, Experimental Therapeutics - BC Cancer Research Centre - Vancouver


Post Doctoral Fellow, Experimental Therapeutics

BC Cancer Research Centre

Vancouver, BC

Our team is currently looking for four PDFs. These PDFs will report to the Department Head of Experimental Therapeutics (Dr. Marcel Bally) and the Manager of the Investigational Drug Program (Dr. Nancy Dos Santos).

The successful PDF will be responsible for the management and conduct of in vivo studies (rodents), including a diverse range of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, safety, toxicity and efficacy studies focusing on the development of therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Unlike a typical post-doctoral fellow, the individual will work on numerous research projects and will be trained in a variety of methods that must be met as potential drug candidates are moved from the bench to the clinic. The research team has knowledge and experience in the development of nanomedicines; an experience that has proven to be of value when considering the development of new therapeutics in general. Ideally the PDF will understand the importance of formulation methods that should be suitable for manufacturing and use of formulation components that are safe and pharmaceutically viable. At any one time the PDF may be working on as many as five different projects and will become part of a team of animal care experts and management experts. Working as part of a team is essential and project management experience/training is desired.

What you bring

  • PhD degree in a related discipline.
  • Direct experience with in vivo pharmacology/toxicology studies. Expertise in cancer models and/or other disease models is desired.
  • Demonstrated skills in the development of drug candidate formulation suitable for use in vivo
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CCAC and IACC regulations and guidelines related to research activities in animals. Completion of multiple levels of training required for animal care and use is desired.
  • An understanding of operations within a barrier facility and working knowledge of standard operating procedures. Some knowledge of completing GLP safety/pharmacology studies is desired.
  • A proven track record of working as part of a team to complete in vitro and in vivo studies.
  • While working as part of a team, it is essential that the individual be able to work independently. Excellent project management skills are desired.
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Very organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, examples of reports written by the candidate are required.

You have:

  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary Full-Time (Until May 7, 2024)

Wage: To be determined. 
675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G1
Hours of Work: 
Monday-Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

(PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of May 1, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

To Apply:

Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to Dr. Marcel Bally ( and Brittaney Yu (

Please put "Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF)" and your full name in the subject line."


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