Careers at Health Research BC
Michael Smith Health Research BC is British Columbia’s health research agency. Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care.
Who we are
We are a team of dedicated professionals who care deeply about each other and our work. We believe in embracing diversity as a strength and core value, creating spaces that are inclusive of all peoples, and are grounded in our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and respect for Indigenous self-determination. We value and support a diverse workforce, reflective of different backgrounds, skillsets, perspectives and life experiences.
What we offer
- A compensation package that includes a pension plan, generous dental and health insurance, and a wellness allowance
- Support for work-life balance through a flexible schedule in a hybrid work model
- Our beautiful office space offers views of False Creek, an outdoor patio (think summer BBQs!), a fitness centre, and it’s walking distance to restaurants and other amenities
- A professional development policy that supports you to learn and grow
- Our social committee, Team Good Times, organizes events throughout the year
How to apply
Check our career’s portal above for current vacancies. Applying is easy, just submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the relevant open position.
Employee and Culture Spotlights
In many ways my work is unusual and non-traditional. Every day is different and I interact with a variety of health research teams doing research in multiple fields. It’s a pleasure to see how the research teams develop and grow as they learn how to bring the patient experience into their work, and patient-partners learn how to work with and guide the teams. This work doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and I’m fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful co-workers who are enthusiastic and devoted to improving health research — and are supportive of me in my work. The commitment from my colleagues and willingness to support each other make this a great place to work.
Lawrence (Larry) Mróz, Patient-Oriented Research Services Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit
Team Good Times is a staff-led committee who volunteer to organize fantastic in-person and virtual events for colleagues. You can expect summer BBQs on our patio, tea and cake parties, virtual lunches and much more!
Events like these help boost morale, break down communication barriers among employees, and create an inclusive environment – which is vital to a successful and well-functioning organization.
At Health Research BC, I have been very fortunate to cross paths with many current and former colleagues who will remain life-long friends. We have fantastic staff who are fully dedicated to the work at Health Research BC. Our staff are hardworking, respectful, considerate, and very supportive of each other. As leaders, we promote staff empowerment and encourage feedback to ensure they are well supported to do their best work. I encourage you to consider joining the team if you are looking for a fun place to work at that will also provide you with a supportive work environment, work–life balance, compassionate and open leaders, support for your professional career development, and great colleagues!
Valerie To, Director, Research Competitions
Health Research BC is working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive, and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system, and the economy. We’re determined to keep a good company vibe – friendly, personal, warm and welcoming. Join us!