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Careers in Cancer Research

Cancer research is a rewarding career with opportunities for people from many different backgrounds. Whether you like to work with patients, with health care professionals, with technology, or in laboratory settings, there is a cancer research path for you.

In addition to academic and clinical positions, there are openings for laboratory technicians, clinical research coordinators and nurses, qualitative researchers, IT specialists and others.

If you are interested in a career in cancer research, please peruse the researcher profiles of BHCRI members and contact the investigator of the most appropriate laboratory directly to explore possibilities.

Current Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning in Life Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Deadline: 1 March 2022)

Post-doctoral fellowship (PDF) or Research Associate position in cancer immunotherapy, immunology, and metabolism at Dalhousie University, Halifax

Postdoctoral Associate:
Deadline: January 1st or until filled
University at Buffalo, New York

Research Assistant:
Deadline: January 1st or until filled
University at Buffalo, New York

Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine – College of Family Physicians of Canada Internship Opportunity
Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for Family Medicine Research
Location: Mississauga, ON
Start date: As soon as possible

Cubresa Inc. Internship Opportunity
How to Start a (Brain Imaging) Revolution: Developing Cubresa’ Technical, Clinical, and Marketing Strategy to Launch the BrainPET Scanner
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Start date: As soon as possible

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in partnership with the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of basic or translational research focusing on the interplay between cancer and the immune system. Closing date is 15 January 2022

Soricimed Biopharma is hiring. Two scientist job opportunities are available at Soricimed Biopharma (head office in Moncton, NB). Closing date is Nov 15th (or until positions are filled). For more information, please visit the website.

Please view career opportunities at AbCellera

Please view the Career opportunities at IMV

Post-doctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University in natural killer cells, immunotherapy, bioinformatics and pancreatic cancer

The Ahmed group at University of Prince Edward Island is looking for a MSc student to pursue projects on breast cancer research. The project includes development of siRNA functionalized nanoparticles and evaluation of gene knockdown efficacies in aggressive breast cancer cells. If interested, please forward your resume/CV
For more information on the research group and project examples, please visit the website



BHCRI members or partner institutions of the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute are invited to submit job vacancies for posting online here. Please send your job titles and descriptions to

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