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Post Doctoral Fellow, In Vivo Pharmacology - BC Cancer Vancouver

Post Doctoral Fellow, In Vivo Pharmacology
Experimental Therapeutics

BC Cancer


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 you’ll do:

  • Manage and conduct in vivo studies in order to support various projects.
  • Be responsible for compliance with IACC regulations including preparation of Animal Care Protocols for IACC approval.
  • Develop specific study protocols with collaborators and the Director of Pharmacology, for the Investigational Drug Program.
  • Schedule and coordinate all aspects of test materials, staff resources and animals to effectively conduct in vivo studies.
  • Ensure that in vivo study protocols are adhered to.
  • Prepare Study Reports.
  • Participate in hands-on in vivo studies as required.


What you bring:


  • PhD degree in a related discipline and more than five (5) years of directly related experience with in vivo cancer models with experience working in Industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in pre-clinical drug development in industry or CRO environment.


You will have


  • Comprehensive knowledge of CCAC and IACC regulations and guidelines related to research activities in animals.
  • Experience managing the activities of animal research staff.
  • An understanding of operations within a barrier facility and working knowledge of standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work with in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Very organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent project management skills.


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 and development.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Temporary Full-time (until May 4, 2022)
675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 09:00 – 17:00
Requisition Number: 107491


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).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (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.


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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.


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