Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gastroenterology

University of British Columbia / BC Cancer Agency
Job Location
BC Cancer Research Centre
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3
Job Description

Two Post-doctoral positions are available immediately for highly motivated recent PhD or MD/PhD graduates to join a dynamic translational research group, headed by Dr. Isabella Tai, Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, University of British Columbia and Senior Scientist at the Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency.

Current projects in the laboratory revolve around improving our understanding of the mechanisms involved in:

1. The development of chemotherapy resistance and metastasis in gastrointestinal cancers,

2. The epigenetics in hepatocellular cancers, and as well,

3. Identifying potential markers and level of risk associated with the development of colorectal cancer. 

Our goal is to develop either novel therapeutic targets for GI cancer treatment or novel screening tools for diagnosis.  We continue to use the latest genomics, proteomics and bioinformatic approaches to identify potential targets or markers for this purpose.   The following link provides an overview of all current projects: ( ).


Interested individuals with a recent PhD or MD/PhD and strong publication records and excellent academic credentials are encouraged to apply.  Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture and animal tumor models, is preferable. A background in Gastroenterology and / or Genomics would be an asset.

How to Apply

Please send your resume with cover letter to

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Include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees willing to provide letters of reference. The cover letter should include a brief description of your previous research experience, long-term career goals and an indication of the desired length of postdoctoral position (up to 3 years with the possibility of extension).

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply.  However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

About Our Organization

Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) is a research department of the BC Cancer Agency employing over 300 staff, researchers and scientists. The Genome Sciences Centre has a primary mandate to develop and deploy genomics technologies in support of life sciences research, and in particular cancer research. With close ties to the local academic communities and to scientific collaborators around the world, we offer a diverse, rich environment in state of the art genomic research activites. With our offices and labs located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, this means living in a city that often ranks at the top of list in best places to live.  For more information see      

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