What is a Postdoctoral Fellow?

Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) are individuals who have completed a doctoral degree and who are seeking further training in a particular area of research. As valued members of the UBC community, PDFs make an indispensable contribution to the research environment of the University and to their chosen field. In doing so, they raise the profile of themselves and UBC. They work under the general supervision of a faculty member and may assist with the supervision of graduate students.

Please visit our Career Opportunities page for information about becoming a postdoctoral fellow at UBC.

Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC Okanagan can visit the Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC Okanagan website for information and resources specific to the UBCO campus. 


Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)

The PDFO provides support, development opportunities and advocacy for all PDFs. Key areas:

Contact the PDFO

Faculty Relations

Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

A coalition of volunteer PDFs and research associates, has the goal of enhancing all aspects of the PDF experience at UBC – personal, professional, and social. Key areas:

To participate or get involved, join the PDA Mailing List.

Contact the PDA