BC Cancer Research Senior Scientist/Distinguished Scientist

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Feb 18, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Oncology (Cancer)

Preparing for a Career Break

The BC Cancer Research Institute (BC Cancer) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position at the rank of either Senior or Distinguished Scientist. The successful candidate must be eligible for a faculty appointment at a BC Cancer Partner University, such as Simon Fraser University and/or the University of British Columbia.  BC Cancer will facilitate this appointment process.

BC Cancer, a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life for those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of oncology services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. For more information, visit www.bccancer.bc.ca.

We are seeking a translational senior or distinguished scientist in lung cancer screening and prevention using individual and population data. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in a multi-disciplinary program of epidemiological, data sciences and translational research. The candidate must be committed to building an integrative research program within the Lung Cancer Research Program at BC Cancer, emphasizing discovery and translation of lung cancer screening and novel prevention approaches to maximize the clinical potential of modern cancer control strategies. The specific objective is to improve treatment outcomes for high-risk cancer patients by leveraging collaborations with established, world-leading programs at the departments of Integrative Oncology and Cancer Control Research and other research departments at BC Cancer and Partner University.

The Partner University will be dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in public health while providing an engaging environment for our community of scholars and trainees actively working to advance translational research from basic science to medical applications.

Candidates for this position must hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree in mathematics, epidemiology or related area, with postdoctoral research experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research skills and research excellence in the area of lung cancer screening and prevention with an established track record and professional experience in cancer prevention and control and cancer risk assessment. Moreover, demonstrated knowledge in public health policy modeling, decision modeling, simulation modeling, statistical inference and dynamic systems will be considered an asset.  As a Senior Scientist/Distinguished Scientist at BC Cancer and as a faculty member at a Partner University, the successful applicant will be expected to have an established strong externally-funded and internationally-competitive research program, collaborate with other faculty members, and actively participate in service to the Research Institute, the University, and the academic/scientific community.

The candidate will also need to show demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching activities at the Partner University in their field of expertise.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed summary of research interests and impact of anticipated research program (maximum 5 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and interests, and have at least 3 reference letters (one must not be a co-author).

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 employment equity seeking groups as 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.

Applications should be addressed to:


François Bénard, MD

Vice President Research, BC Cancer

Applications and questions should be sent to:

Ms. Laura Florio

Research Administration, BC Cancer


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