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What groundbreaking research would you like to undertake? Health research changes lives. The physicians, nurses and investigators from all health related disciplines at Vancouver Coastal Health are building new hips, halting the progression of blindness and helping diabetics become insulin-free. They are offering hope, time and a better quality of life to people and their families suffering from the burden of illness.


Unique opportunities are available to our health professionals in the research arena. Read just a few examples of recent research projects carried out by VCH physicians, nurses and health sciences professionals.


Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has over 1,500 personnel engaged in research in a large variety of disease areas, clinical settings and research laboratories.

Find out more about the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and the Centre of Excellence for Surgical Education and Innovation.

Healthier lives through discovery

The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is the research body of Vancouver Coastal Health, bringing innovation and discovery to patient care. VCHRI is one of Canada’s top funded health sciences research institutes with nearly $136 million in annual research funding. The Institute, located at Vancouver General Hospital, is a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia. With a focus on translational research and innovation, the Institute supports and develops programs and initiatives across the health spectrum.

Our researchers represent a multitude of health disciplines, research backgrounds and clinical occupations.  Our research discoveries have improved quality of life and changed how health care is delivered and received.

Career opportunities with VCHRI

VCHRI manages its own recruitment and hiring processes for permanent staff.

Please visit the VCHRI website for more information.

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