Employment opportunities


Grant-funded positions with FHS-affiliated researchers or FHS partners will be posted as they become available.

Genomics Lab Manager

The Hsiao Lab currently based at BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and moving to Simon Fraser University (SFU) in September 2020 is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, self-driven and experienced Genomics Lab Manager to join our One Health Infectious Disease Genomics Laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. The successful candidate will help to setup and manage a high-throughput microbial genomics core-facility. This position will provide ample opportunities for conducting state of the art genomic researches on a variety of clinical, agricultural, and environmental samples. 


Research Fellow - Gender and COVID-19 Research Project

The Gender & COVID-19 Research Project aims to conduct real time gender analysis to identify and document the gendered dynamics of the outbreak and gender gaps in preparedness and response measures, providing immediate guidance and recommendations to those crafting policies and delivering public health interventions. Based in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the project includes research in Canada, China, Hong Kong, UK, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, DRC, and Bangladesh.

The role of the Research Fellow is to contribute to research-related activities, such as collecting and analyzing primary and secondary data, contributing to scholarly and other outputs, and facilitate knowledge translation activities.


Director of Operations, CGSHE

Reporting to the Executive Director and Associate Director of the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE), the Director of Operations is responsible for implementing the policies and strategic direction of the CGSHE. The Director of Operations oversees finances, human resources, IT, site/ building operations and management of all non-scientific administrative and operational matters at the CGSHE. Working with the CGSHE Senior Leadership, the Director of Operations is central to the management of the CGSHE’s dayto-day operations, overseeing all strategic and long-term planning relevant to the role. The Director of Operations works closely with the host organizations (UBC, SFU, PHC, PHCRI) and develops, sustains and enhances relationships with external partners and collaborators, such as the local, provincial and federal government, Health Authorities, Universities, University and Hospital Foundations, and major funders and vendor partners. The Director of Operations is expected to sit on the relevant senior leadership and executive committees, including PHC/PHCRI, UBC and SFU, CGSHE external advisory council and co-chair the Local UBC Safety Committee of our Community/ Clinical Research Hub and help streamline communications to CGSHE leadership.


Project Coordinator - IRIS Study

Reports to the Principal Investigator(s), as part of a multidisciplinary and diverse team, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day coordination and implementation of the project. Oversees recruitment and screening of participants, outreach and interview activities to support project goals, retention and follow-up, and community connections. Responsible for ensuring communication with community and fostering stakeholder relationships and functions as the point of contact to receive and convey information related to the project(s). Documents, tracks and reports of key activities; maintains an understanding of the project schedule, deliverables, and commitments; works with relevant staff on developing project actions and monitoring deliverables. Communicates project status to all stakeholders and prepares and establishes reports, briefing documents and presentations. Coordinates and schedules appointments and meetings; prepares agendas, records meeting notes.


Health Economist

Consistent with PHSA and BCC policy and professional standards of practice, the health economist will conduct health economics research studies in collaboration with health care professionals within the BCC, PHSA and its agencies, the Ministry of Health Services and other external partners. They will collect, link and analyze primary data and/or large administrative datasets, as well as conduct economic and qualitative analyses of health care programs and policy issues from a clinical, population and budgetary perspective. 


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health Economics

The Post-Doctoral Fellow in Health Economics reports to a Senior Scientist within Cancer Control Research, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) or designate. The Post-Doctoral Fellow is responsible for the design, conduct, and completion of health economics and health services research in cancer control. As required, the Post-Doctoral Fellow provides assistance in the development of new cancer control initiatives by conducting and presenting economic analyses to inform policy-making.


Postdoctoral scholar position in environmental epidemiology

FHS invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in environmental epidemiology to work as part of an interdisciplinary team, under the supervision of Drs. Ryan Allen and Lawrence McCandless, on an ongoing, CIHR-funded birth cohort study of air pollution and children’s respiratory, neurocognitive, and cardiometabolic development in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.


DOHaD 2021 Executive Assistant

The 12th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) is being held in Vancouver. The Executive Assistant will assist with a variety of tasks including scheduling meetings, coordinating speakers and media, preparing minutes and making arrangements for key Congress activities and events.


Student mobile app developer

“Predicting successful trajectories from childhood to young adulthood” is a collaborative, grant-funded project by the BCCDC, UBC-HELP, and SFU FHS to develop the Youth Development Instrument (YDI), a population-level survey to measure positive youth development and well-being in BC. This position will explore development of a mobile app for YDI data collection during the study piloting phase. The successful applicant will scope requirements for a mobile app to meet data collection needs, develop a trial version of the app, oversee beta testing of the app with a subset of YDI pilot participants, and conduct subsequent revisions.