At BC Children's Hospital, we foster a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment for our research community of more than 1,500 members. This includes more than 400 principal investigators and their research teams. We cultivate ongoing research innovations by nurturing new and future independent researchers. More than 400 trainees (master's 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:

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

The Evidence to Innovation (E2i) Theme is positioned at the intersection of data, technology, and health. Our goal is to generate evidence from data, surveillance, research and current practice to innovate clinical and community practice and policies, that improve health outcomes for children and families in BC and beyond.

E2i is currently seeking one (1) Group Co-Lead for the Changing Behaviours Research Group. This Group enables 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.

The Group Co-Lead role is a shared research leadership position within 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.  Together, 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 Rod Rassekh, accompanied by a curriculum vitae.

Please submit application packages to E2i Admin: (subject line: Changing Behaviours, Group Co-Lead) by Friday, December 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PST.

Associate Professor (Tenure) | Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Research

The Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone and Marrow Transplant in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor (Tenure) to join Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active leadership role as Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Research at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR).

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Reporting to the Head of the UBC Department of Pediatrics, and the Senior Executive Director of BCCHR, the successful candidate will be a strategic leader who will work with outstanding clinicians, scientists and members of the community to develop innovative approaches, promote collaborative interactions with partners (UBC, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC Cancer and other research units within the PHSA) and is expected to develop and nurture strategic relationships with other provincial, national and international organizations. As an established, independent researcher, the incumbent will be expected to lead their own research program at BCCHR and the UBC Department of Pediatrics, and support the development and implementation of hematology and oncology-related research projects and activities, both when directly involved (e.g. as principal or coinvestigator) or when the projects contribute to the overall success of such research at BCCHR. The appointee will be expected to participate in the teaching activities of the Department, as well as provide mentorship and training to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate learners.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit your application online at: An application package should include a letter of application outlining the applicant’s research and teaching interests, teaching dossier, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of four references. Please also provide a brief statement (1-2) pages of the applicant’s current and planned contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic, professional or community contexts.  Applications should be directed to:

Co-Chairs: Dr. Caron Strahlendorf, Head Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Bone and Marrow Transplant and Dr. Laura Sly, Professor, Department of Pediatrics

c/o Erika Kosuge


Subject Line: Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Research

Should you have any queries around this position, please contact Isabelle Linden on behalf of the Search Committee Co-Chairs at

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

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