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

Communications Specialist, VCHRI

Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager, the Communications Specialist is on the front lines of planning and executing internal and external communication and engagement strategies to advance local and regional initiatives for the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). The Specialist has superior written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and is extremely detail oriented, capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects and client expectations. The Communications Specialist has a flair for “productive innovation,” meaning he/she brings new ideas for content and communication approaches to the table, but uses intuition and a keen sense of observation to understand what will work for leaders, adapt on the fly, and consistently meet deadlines. The Specialist works with the Communications Manager to provide input on communication strategies, but ultimately thrives on implementation, executing on the myriad of communication tools and tactics necessary to engage internal and external audiences on the issues, changes, opportunities and everyday successes happening in the world of health research.

Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application at VCH Careers.

Clinical Research Quality Assurance Specialist, VCHRI

Reporting to the Director, Clinical Trials Administration and the Manager of the Clinical Research Unit, the Clinical Research Quality Assurance Specialist will be responsible and accountable for the development, coordination, facilitation, guidance and evaluation of activities aimed at raising the standard of clinical research and therefore human research participant protection, through education process improvements, internal quality assurance and regulatory compliance at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Emphasis is placed on providing support and oversight to VCHRI researchers conducting investigator-initiated and regulated research. The Specialist is expected to independently liaise with the VCHRI research community (including physicians, investigators, researchers, research coordinators, and research assistants conducting research at VCH), the research ethics board, VCH departments linked to research, clinical trial sponsors, regulatory bodies, and other external groups and research networks.

Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application at VCH Careers.

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 Research Coordinator Candidate - *Your Name*" to Dr. Arif Janjua at

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.