Post-Doctoral Fellow job opportunity

Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Study to Avoid cardioVascular Events in British Columbia (SAVE BC) invites applications from highly qualified candidates for the position of post-doctoral research fellow. SAVE BC is a large scale clinical research study of patients and their families with extremely premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease that aims to identify novel markers of premature cardiovascular disease and reduce the burden of disease in BC.  The study is approved by University of British Columbia Institutional Review Board and is being conducted in partnership with Providence Healthcare and Vancouver General Hospital Research Institutes.


We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to play a key role in assisting with development of the SAVE BC longitudinal registry, data collection and analysis, database management, manuscript writing, knowledge transfer and development and execution of research protocols and grant applications.  The candidate will also gain experience working alongside specialists from the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Cardiology as well as experts in cardiovascular research.


The Candidate will be based in the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital and will be employed by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related field and/or an MD and will have had relevant research experience, preferably in the cardiovascular field. The successful candidate will have experience in clinical research and have authored or co-authored publications and preferably will have presented at scientific and medical conferences. Significant computational and statistical skills are desirable. Experience is human genetics is an advantage. The candidate will be required to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or have a current Canadian work visa.


A strong, hard-working and knowledgeable scientist. A self-starter who is goal-orientated; attentive to details and deadlines; accountable; flexible; well-versed in the pertinent scientific literature; demanding of excellence; committed while maintaining balance and perspective; willing to learn from mistakes; others describe the candidate as honest, intelligent, trustworthy, respectful and as someone who gets along well with others; a person of high integrity; a n excellent listener and communicator; a team builder; comfortable with uncertainty; and looking to build something of value.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a two year appointment and depending on funding and successful progress of the research it may be renewed for additional years.

Please send cover letter and CV as well as the names of three references to

Though we thank all applicants for your interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.