BC Cancer Research Centre

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  1.  

    Excellent opportunity for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - StudentResearch Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - StudentResearch Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at BC Cancer Research Centre full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Everyone I came across was friendly, mature, competent, and professional - environment was conductive to personal growth
    - Location is excellent: Scenic hotspots not too far away, many cafes and restaurants to choose from
    - Resources were easy to access, facilities were new, clean, and well-maintained
    - Lots of free, good-quality food, well-organized events and parties, plenty of humour and spirit
    - Breathtaking view at lunch room on top floor, pretty good building design (DNA staircase, cell plates as windows)
    - Management was fast to respond to queries

    Cons

    - Felt like there could have been more inter-lab mingling
    - Not enough elevators/is slow
    - Thefts weren't uncommon

    Recommends
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    good research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BC Cancer Research Centre

    Pros

    pay, scenery, west coast baby

    Cons

    expensive to live there, and easy to be overwrked

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Tough Times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at BC Cancer Research Centre

    Pros

    Working in an industry where you are capable of changing peoples lives for the better can be very rewarding. Pay scale is adequate, and the benefits including pension plan, 4 weeks vacation to start, are unparalleled.

    Cons

    The largest downside to working at BC Cancer in research is the lack of career advancement. If you start working as a technician you will end as a technician. If you chose to go back to school to get a masters or pHD, dont expect a job when you complete.
    As with many jobs, there is no employment guarantee, and it has become particularly bad recently, with cuts to govenrment funding for research as clinical practices eat up health care budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your technicians a little better, they can often be the greatest asset for a successful lab They know the science and they are commited to working for the company, where students are often only career driven where a journal article is more important than lab success.

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