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Post Doctoral Fellow, Terry Fox Laboratory

Leukemia and Myeloma Program (LaMP), BC Cancer


This postdoctoral training position in the field of cancer immunotherapy is in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Hay, Clinician-Scientist with the Terry Fox Laboratory at the BC Cancer. The opportunity will focus on development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapies for myeloma from antigen targeting discovery to pre-clinical validation studies.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in cancer biology and immuno-oncology. Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate is expected to understand the project and work independently, propose experimental hypotheses, design experimental questions and protocols, and plan, coordinate, conduct and report on assigned research projects. Excellent communication and writing skills, as well as a team-oriented mindset for collaborative research, are assets. This is a funded one-year position supported by the Leukemia and Myeloma Program (LaMP) and BC Cancer Foundation, with possible extension depending on available funding.

What you’ll do

  • Perform a variety of moderately complex laboratory procedures such as cell culture, flow cytometry, mouse handling, and cellular and molecular biology techniques required to conduct experiments.
  • Establish and maintain experimental records, perform computer data entry and analyse.
  • Prepare data for presentation at lab and departmental meetings and/or conferences.
  • Presentation of data at a national or international conference.
  • Contribute to develop, revise, and maintaining lab manuals, protocols, validation reports and SOPs. Provide input regarding modification of procedures.
  • Participate in grant and manuscript writing, as appropriate.         
  • Maximum of 1 day/week (20%) dedicated to clinical duties, if applicable.


What you bring

  • Candidates must hold a MD, MD/PhD, or PhD in a relevant field (i.e. hematology, oncology, immunology, immune-oncology, etc.) from an accredited graduate level institution.
  • First author publication experience would be an asset.
  • An overall knowledge of all technical aspects of research laboratory science is essential, including but not limited to.
  • Experience in working with cell culture, routine molecular biology and laboratory techniques (i.e. bacterial culture, viral transduction, cloning, ELISA) and/or experience with rodent animal models.
  • Familiarity with PC Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

You will have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Prioritize workload to meet departmental/laboratorial requirements and deadlines.
  • Work as part of a team effort with a minimum of supervision, and deal with a diversity of people in a calm, courteous, and effective manner.


What’s in it for you


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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Temporary Full-Time (one-year term)
675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0900-1700
Requisition Number: 98467


What we do


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

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