The POPi team is committed to providing unique opportunities to the highest caliber individuals. Our core personnel and trainees are exposed to the full spectrum of expertise in the field: drug safety, drug effectiveness, drug policy, (see our Research Capabilities section for a fulsome list). Furthermore, and perhaps most rewarding, is the ability to see the impact of our research in clinical practice.
Our team culture is the foundation for our success in the research arena. We have productive collaborations in regional, national and international pharmaceutical outcomes research. We believe that empowering our team members is the centrepiece of a team culture that fosters creativity, continuous quality improvement, and innovation. We encourage team members to participate on many levels, which creates a high level of autonomy for trainees. We know that a research environment with high morale and job satisfaction is more likely to produce innovative, high-quality results in a timely manner.
Prospective Students and Trainees:
Scientists who join the POPi team become connected to a leading academic center, the University of British Columbia, one of North America's top research universities. In this setting, trainees are well-positioned to make significant basic, translational, and clinical research discoveries. We encourage our trainees to disseminate their research results to different audiences, including: other researchers, organizations, healthcare professionals, and the general public. Other regional, national, and international conferences as well as periodic “work-in-progress” meetings will provide trainees an opportunity to present their work and their latest research developments.
We accept scientists for training at the M.Sc., Ph.D., and Post-Doctoral levels. We also welcome B.Sc. applicants to our Summer Student Research Program and the Work/Study program, on an ongoing basis.
Currently, POPi has students affiliated with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, departments of Pædiatrics and Experimental Medicine. For more information with regards to graduate studies, application deadlines, fees and scholarship opportunities, please visit the UBC Graduate Studies website.
For further information on integrating the University of British Columbia’s research community, please refer to the following links:
- Things to Know Before You Arrive
- Information about and for Postdoctoral Fellows
- Faculty of Medicine Research Information
- Funding deadlines, Office of the Vice-President, Research and International
- Orientation for Researchers new to the UBC community
- UBC Ph.D. and Post-Doc Association, including Research Associates (see their links section)
- Graduate studies in Experimental Medicine, at the Department of Medicine
- Information for trainees, at the Child &Family Research Institute
- UBC's Work-Life and Relocation Services Centre
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