UBC seeks to advance cancer research as a priority research area with the recruitment of a President’s Excellence Chair in Precision Oncology.
Precision oncology is a major multidisciplinary driver for cancer researchers at UBC, in partnership with affiliated institutions, notably BC Cancer, BC Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, BC Women’s Hospital and Research Institute,Vancouver Coastal Health, UBC Life Sciences Institute and other UBC and Faculty of Medicine Centres and Institutes.
The role of the research chair will be to enhance UBC’s capacity in precision oncology clinical trials, and facilitate the translation of new genomic assays and other biomarkers to improve our understanding of currently incurable metastatic cancers, with an interest in the use of e.g. whole genome and single cell sequencing technologies and proteomics and/or metabolomics to study treatment resistance. The chair will work closely within a rich environment of cancer researchers at the BC Cancer Research Centre, including Canada’s largest cancer genomics facility (Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre), UBC, and other affiliated institutions.
The chair will be expected to lead and coordinate a program focused on precision oncology at UBC and will combine world-class research with focused and specialized clinical activities at the BC Cancer Agency’s Vancouver Centre and/or other hospital institution as appropriate. The role is empowered by dedicated, protected time for academic activities.
To apply, please view the full recruitment ad below: