Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has over 2,400 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.
We also welcome graduate students, medical students, health professional students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral fellows to VCHRI – your work is vital to helping us achieve our vision of healthier lives through discovery.
The Associate Director of Fundamental Research and Preclinical Models is responsible for providing strategic leadership to guide VCHRI's fundamental research portfolio and manage the development and utilization of preclinical and animal models to accelerate scientific breakthroughs. The incumbent ensures appropriate infrastructure and facilities are available to support all VCHRI research activities and pursue funding opportunities for infrastructure improvements.
Applicants should be faculty members with education and experience equivalent to an MD in a relevant discipline, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or PhD in a relevant scientific field. They should have at least 7-10 years of research experience in progressively senior leadership roles in large, research-focused organizations, with extensive experience in fundamental research and preclinical model development. Candidates should also demonstrate collaborative leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
This position at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) leads complex strategic initiatives with long-term significance, involving diverse stakeholders, external partnerships, and high-profile event management. Responsibilities include spearheading data infrastructure development and analytics capacity to drive health-data innovation, potentially establishing a new UBC FOM/VCHRI health data AI center. Critical to VCHRI's strategic priorities, the role advances goals in physical and digital infrastructure, data governance, education, research, and commercialization, with a focus on health data-driven research and AI deployment to enhance clinical care, research, and operations. Term position for one year with possible extension.
This position provides strategic financial support for VCHRI, coordinating activities to enhance financial efficiencies. Responsibilities include preparing financial reports, analyzing variances and addressing anomalies. The role involves collaborating with teams to establish objectives and develop financial models to improve operations. Additionally, this position offers strategic financial analysis for research initiatives and manages budgetary systems to ensure resource sustainability.
The Director, Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), is responsible for implementing the research strategy, supporting the research of investigators and research scientists in the Centre, developing and maintaining partnerships to ensure faculty/research scientists are supported by the organization and host institutions to effectively conduct their scholarly activities. Working closely with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, the Director oversees the activities of the VPC including grants, research contracts, and compliance with UBC and VCH research policies. The incumbent is a member of relevant research committees of the UBC Faculty of Medicine and VCH.
The Director creates an environment and culture within the Centre that inspires, facilitates and supports research. The Director is responsible for fostering the highest standards of research, and advocates for scholarly integrity and research excellence in collaboration with partners. The Director will support faculty, post graduate fellows and residents, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff by actively seeking ways to foster excellence in research and scholarship and supporting the dynamic interplay among teaching, learning, and research activities.
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