Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has over 1,500 personnel engaged in research in a large variety of disease areas, clinical settings and research laboratories. Clinical research, , laboratory and basic science extend across many health disciplines with VCH, and there is no shortage of opportunities for new and established researchers, trainees and staff.

Current Opportunities

Clinical Research and Community Outreach Coordinator

This position will serve as a key liaison between Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) administration, its research site personnel (e.g. study coordinators, investigators) and various health care providers to support VCHRI’s efforts in raising awareness of health research, and will support VCHRI Communications. The Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, execution/delivery and evaluation of VCHRI’s research awareness/education initiatives, events and patient recruitment activities, and will work with the Project Manager, patients and members from all health authorities to support the community engagement activities for the BC Health Research Connection Project. Supports communications activities by writing and editing content, public responses, and other documents as required.

Visit VCH Careers to learn more and apply for the position.

Research Assistant/Technician III, MS & NMO Clinical Trials Group

The position works in collaboration with the Research Nurses, Coordinator’s, Research Assistants and Secretay/Clerk (study team) to conduct clinical trials focused on supporting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) research, with responsibilities directly related to assisting the study team with planning, organizing and running clinical trials with a focus on laboratory responsibilities. Learn more about the job accountabilities and qualifications.

Submit your application to Laura Harvey at

Part-Time Research Coordinator, VGH Otolaryngology Divison

The Vancouver General Hospital Otolaryngology Division is hiring a part-time research coordinator to support ongoing and new research projects. This research coordinator will work closely with the VGH Otolaryngology faculty members and residents on their respective research projects and will need to have strong time management skills and be proficient in the above tasks with minimal supervision. It is desirable that this individual would have experience with the creation and submission of ethics protocols, familiarity with the review and submission of manuscripts, patient screening and recruitment and facilitation of regular research meetings.  Currently, this position requires 16-20 hours per week. If desired, this position may develop into a full time employment opportunity in the future. 

Submit your application with the subject line "VGH Reserach Coordinator Candidate - *Your Name*" to Dr. Arif Janjua at

Clinical Trials, Regulatory Assistant, Vancouver Prostate Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exciting career opportunity for a regular, full-time experienced Regulatory Assistant interested in pursuing a cancer research clinical trials role. Further details on VPC and its research programs are available at

Application procedures: forward a current resume and covering letter via e-mail to Maureen Palmer at NOTE: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. No telephone calls or drop-in inquiries accepted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

We also welcome graduate students, medical students, health professional students, residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows to VCH Research Institute – your work is vital to helping us achieve our vision of healthier lives through discovery.​

For information on joining VCH Research Institute, visit VCH careers website and UBC human resources website.