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

Finance Assistant, VCHRI

The Finance Assistant provides accounting, financial management, and budget and reporting services to support Principal Investigators, research coordinators and financial clerks. The incumbent prepares financial transactions and reconciles account activity for VCHRI Central Administration Office; reviews and verifies the accuracy of all financial transactions processed through VCH Research Cost Centres and investigates and resolves any problems or discrepancies; monitors financial processes and ensures adherence to VCH and UBC policies and procedures, and/or granting agency and industry sponsor regulations.

The Finance Assistant also provides training, supervision, information and advice on VCH and UBC policies and procedures as well as develops, recommends and implements practices to improve the efficiency of VCHRI's financial services with special focus on supporting Principal Investigators and the use of their Research Funding. The incumbent is expected to resolve financial matters by applying the knowledge of accounting principles, applicable research regulations, and VCH and UBC policies and procedures.

Learn more about the position and submit your application at UBC Human Resources (Job ID: 35602).

Knowledge Translation Specialist, Legacy for Airway Health Initiative

The Legacy for Airway Health (LAH) is an exciting new initiative focused on accelerating the translation of knowledge to inform improvements in longitudinal care of populations at risk for and living with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

Reporting to the Scientific Director, the Knowledge Translation Specialist will provide KT support to LAH leadership, researchers, partners and stakeholders to advance LAH goals and objectives. The KT Specialist will guide the LAH team (researchers, clinicians, health care administrators, patients and community groups) in the application of best evidence and practice of knowledge translation and implementation science theories, frameworks, models and tools, throughout the research continuum. This guidance will strengthen the knowledge cycle, helping to identify research gaps for LAH focus and to inspire LAH-catalyzed practice and policy change at individual, organization and systems levels. This is a 1 year position with the possibility for renewal. The position will be based at the VGH campus.

Learn more about the position and submit your application at VCH Careers.

Administrative Assistant, Legacy for Airway Health Initiative

Reporting to the Director, the Administrative Assistant 1 provides confidential administrative assistance and secretarial support to the designated Director and programs/services throughout the applicable Community of Care (CoC) or Corporate Department of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Triages information of a sensitive and confidential nature, coordinates the flow of information, ensuring accurate and timely delivery of administrative services, and keeps the Director apprised of issues and activities. Interacts primarily with director/managers and their administrative support staff throughout the CoC and across VCH to professionally represent the Director’s interests, share information, clarify details and answer questions. Works independently and communicates with internal and external stakeholders/customers in a manner that promotes positive and respectful relationships.

Learn more about the position and submit your application at VCH Careers.

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.