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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Provincial Health Services Authority


Scientific Director, Cancer Prevention

Minimum Requirements:  
Contact Name: Dr. John Spinelli  or  Dr. Stuart Peacock
Contact Phone: 604-877-6068   or   604-675-8068
Contact Email / Web:    or
Posted: 4/14/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2313

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The BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer Agency provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BCCA is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC.  PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

BCCA is internationally recognized for its research excellence, which is leading to a better understanding of cancer and more effective means of controlling and curing the disease. BCCA researchers work with patients at regional centres across the province and their efforts span all areas of research and all settings – from research centre to clinical centre to population network. This activity is grounded in the concept that best care and outcomes are derived from integrating scientific research and clinical practice.

Scientific Director, Cancer Prevention
BC Cancer Agency
Cancer Control Research – Population Oncology

Regular Full Time
Vancouver, BC

The BC Cancer Agency is seeking a Faculty Scientist with outstanding credentials and an excellent track record of research productivity to join our team of world-class scientists within Cancer Control Research (CCR). CCR has a number of strong core research programs directed toward the reduction of incidence and mortality from cancer, sustainability of cancer care, and alleviating the burden of suffering from cancer.  Applicants at the Scientist or Senior Scientist (equivalent to a university Assistant or Associate Professor) level are invited to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and sustain a successful nationally recognized research program, and provide strategic direction and leadership to the Cancer Prevention Program at the BC Cancer Agency. Recognition of the core principles of collegiality, teamwork, accountability and integrity is expected. This appointment is expected to be accompanied by a parallel appointment at a BC university as an Assistant or Associate Professor. 

The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline with three to six (3-6) years of post-doctoral research training or related experience.  Preference will be given to researchers who hold or have the potential to hold competitive career research salary awards.

Key attributes of the successful applicant will include evidence of significant contributions to multiple high impact publications, demonstrated ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding from national and international agencies as a principle investigator and as a co-investigator, and strong references.

For further details about this position you may contact:

Dr. John Spinelli
Vice President – Population Oncology


Dr. Stuart Peacock
Department Head – Cancer Control Research

The application package should include a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae that documents the complete academic record and experience of the applicant including grants and awards obtained, trainees supervised, invited presentations, peer-reviewed and total publications, and leadership experience.  It should also include a maximum one-page outline of the applicant’s major research interests, and names of at least four (4) referees. The complete application package should be submitted to:

Akosua Tomash

Talent Acquisition Advisor


Applications will be accepted until the role is filled.


For more information about the BC Cancer Agency, please visit the website at:


For more information on the PHSA, please visit:


The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.









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