JOB POSTING: Research Program Manager at UBC/BC Children’s Hospital (open until filled, immediate start available)

The University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics, located at BCCH is seeking a Research Program Manager to provide strategic direction of the and MCCCRP and CCBR Group at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute in close collaboration with the program director, Dr. Kirk Schultz. You will be responsible for the overall planning, development, management, coordination, and communication for a large multiple-project clinical research program and laboratory research program; facilitation and management of research grants; writing reports and presentations for various stakeholders; developing drafts of manuscripts for publication; management of human
resources and financial administration; and contributing to the development of future research and programmatic activities.

The successful candidate will hold a Post-graduate degree or equivalent professional designation, a MSc or PhD is preferred. 4 years or equivalent combination of education and experience is required including experience in conducting clinical and laboratory research. Experience in financial management and human resource management is preferred. Experience with project management for multiple-site projects, research grants and contracts an asset.

Review of applications will commence immediately. Interested applicants should submit a letter and their curriculum vitae to:

Kirk R. Schultz, MD, FCAHS
Director, Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program
Professor of Pediatrics, UBC
BC Children’s Hospital and Research Institute
4480 Oak Street, Rm. B315
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is as soon as possible.  For a complete job description, please see or

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is Canada’s third largest university and consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. Primarily situated in Vancouver, UBC is a research-intensive university and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the provincial economy. The UBC Faculty of Medicine educates health professional and life sciences students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research – in the laboratory, in clinical settings and at the population and public policy level – to improve the health of people worldwide.

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth and pediatric patients with chronic medical disorders, and provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC. BCCH offers a wide range of health services and specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, in partnership with the UBC. The pediatric residency program and 16 pediatric subspecialty training programs are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer research program (MCCCRP) is a program focused on improving the efficacy and safety of the treatment of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers. It focuses on developing targeted interventions including drug and immune therapies that include cell therapies including blood and marrow transplantation. Moreover there is a major focus on improving the safety of current therapies to lead to a minimum amount of late effects. The Childhood and Cancer and Blood (CCBR) group includes the MCCCRP as well as research focused on all blood disorders including transplantation and cell therapies for non-cancer diseases. The program is provincial in its scope and provides national and international leadership. The MCCCRP included 10 clinical trials PIs and 6 laboratory based PIs. The clinical trials program includes 7 clinical fellows, 10 CRAs and RNs with 3 managers as part of the program structure and the laboratory based program includes 40 trainees, RAs, post-doctoral fellows, and project coordinators. The CCBR include an additional 15 PIs involved in blood and cancer research. The approximate annual operating budget is $2M.