At BC Children's Hospital, we foster a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment for our community of more than 350 principal investigators and their research teams. We cultivate ongoing research innovations by nurturing new and future independent researchers. Almost 400 trainees (masters and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates) from around the world work with our established investigators. 

In a joint effort with our partner academic institutes, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is recruiting new faculty in a variety of research areas:

Co-Director, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) is accepting applications for the position of Co-Director, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme. The Evidence to Innovation theme is large and diverse, including over 130 Investigators. The overarching goal of the theme is to develop innovative tools that help clinicians deliver care more effectively, conduct research to make drugs safer, create patient registries that generate vital data about long-term health outcomes and find new ways to translate scientific knowledge into broad public policies, education and practices.

The Co-Director is a research leadership position within BCCHR, reporting directly to the Senior Executive Director. The Co-Director will work directly with the Senior Executive Director in collaboration with the other Co-Director of this theme to promote and facilitate research within the Theme and across BCCHR. The Co-Director will liaise with the Group Co-Leads, principal investigators (PIs), Theme administrative staff, as well as BCCHR Administration on matters of significance to the research mission of the Theme and BCCHR. The Co-Director will bring together Group Co-Leads and PIs from within the Theme and the broader research community, to address research areas of strategic importance to BCCHR.

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Application process

Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Quynh Doan, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae.

Please submit application packages to Carolyne Bliss: Carolyne.Bliss@bcchr.ca (subject line: Co-Director, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme). Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2022.

Director, Healthy Starts Research Theme, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute

The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) is accepting applications for the position of Director, Healthy Starts Research Theme. The Heathy Starts theme is large and diverse, including over 80 Investigators. The overarching goal of the theme is to keep children and families healthy and out of the hospital by preventing lifelong health challenges and chronic diseases that are rooted in early childhood.

The Director is a research leadership position within BCCHR, reporting directly to the Senior Executive Director. This leadership position may be held by Theme Co-Directors. Director may refer to one or more co-Directors). The Director will work directly with the Senior Executive Director to promote and facilitate research within the Theme and across BCCHR. The Director will liaise with the Group Leads, principal investigators (PIs), Theme administrative staff, as well as BCCHR Administration on matters of significance to the research mission of the Theme and BCCHR. The Director will bring together Group Leads and PIs from within the Theme and the broader research community, to address research areas of strategic importance to BCCHR.

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Application process

Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Quynh Doan, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae.

Please submit application packages to Carolyne Bliss: Carolyne.Bliss@bcchr.ca (subject line: Director, Healthy Starts Research Theme). Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2022.

Senior Executive Director, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Associate Dean, Research, BCCHR, Faculty of Medicine

The Office of Research, Faculty of Medicine (FoM) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) invite applications for the position of Senior Executive Director, BCCHR and Associate Dean, Research, BCCHR, Faculty of Medicine. The appointment is for an initial term of five (5) years with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review. The position is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the University who currently holds a faculty position, normally at the rank of Professor or Clinical Professor. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2022, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

This position is located within a health-care facility. Therefore, this position requires successful verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by the provincial health mandate.

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How to apply
Please submit a letter of application accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, evidence of effective teaching, names of four references, no more than a 1-2-page vision document outlining a plan to enhance the vision and leadership of the Institute, and up to five recent publications that you would consider representative of how your research relates to the Institute, to:

Dr. W. Robert McMaster, D. Phil
Vice Dean, Research
c/o Shelly Au
Room 317, IRC, UBC
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z3

(email: shelly.au@ubc.ca with subject line: Senior Executive Director, BCCHR)

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Clinical Practice, Outcomes & Innovation, Group Co-Lead, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme

The Clinical Practice, Outcomes & Innovation (CPOI) Group within the E2i Theme brings together clinical knowledge, scientific evidence and the values of caregivers, clients and patients to improve safety and clinical service. The group supports experienced researchers in developing and implementing clinical trials and evidence-based research protocols.

E2i is currently seeking two (2) CPOI Group Co-Leads which are research leadership positions within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), reporting directly to the Theme Co-Directors. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and support of research activities within the Group. The Group Co-Leads will work with the Theme Co-Directors to promote and facilitate the Group's research. They will liaise with principal investigators (PIs) within the Group and across BCCHR, and BCCHR Administration on matters of significance to the research mission of the Group, the Theme and BCCHR.

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Application Process

Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of interest addressed to Drs. Ian Pike and Kishore Mulpuri, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae. Please submit application packages to E2i Admin: e2i@bcchr.ca (subject line: CPOI, Group Co-Lead). Review of applications will begin on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Changing Behaviours Group Co-Lead, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme

The mission of the Changing Behaviours: Knowledge Discovery to Translation Group within the E2i Theme is to enable BC children and their families to live healthy, active lives. The group develops, implements and demonstrates the impact of health interventions at individual, organizational and community levels. It engages key stakeholders to inform practices and policies enabling BC children and their families to achieve a state of optimal health.

E2i is currently seeking two (2) Changing Behaviours Group Co-Leads which are research leadership positions within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), reporting directly to the Theme Co-Directors. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and support of research activities within the Group. The Group Co-Leads will work with the Theme Co-Directors to promote and facilitate the Group's research. They will liaise with principal investigators (PIs) within the Group and across BCCHR, and BCCHR Administration on matters of significance to the research mission of the Group, the Theme and BCCHR.

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Application Process
Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of interest addressed to Drs. Ian Pike and Kishore Mulpuri, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae. Please submit application packages to E2i Admin: e2i@bcchr.ca (subject line: Changing Behaviours, Group Co-Lead). Review of applications will begin on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Clinical & Community Data, Analytics & Informatics, Group Co-Lead, Evidence to Innovation Research Theme

The Clinical & Community Data, Analytics & Informatics Group within the E2i Theme is a think tank for all aspects of data collection and analysis. Areas of research include: enabling access, improving security, partnering data from outside sources, and pursuing funding to improve data capacity.

E2i is currently seeking one (1) Data Group Co-Lead which is a shared research leadership position within the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), reporting directly to the Theme Co-Directors. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and support of research activities within the Group. The Group Co-Leads will work with the Theme Co-Directors to promote and facilitate the Group's research. They will liaise with principal investigators (PIs) within the Group and across BCCHR, and BCCHR Administration on matters of significance to the research mission of the Group, the Theme and BCCHR.

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Application Process

Interested applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of interest addressed to Drs. Ian Pike and Kishore Mulpuri, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae. Please submit application packages to E2i Admin: e2i@bcchr.ca (subject line: Clinical & Community Data, Analytics & Informatics, Group Co-Lead). Review of applications will begin on Monday, May 16, 2022.

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