Whether you are a prospective PDF looking for a position at UBC or a current UBC PDF seeking the next step in your career, this section provides valuable information to help you advance.

Becoming a PDF at UBC


Postdoctoral research fellowship eligibility can be found in UBC Policy AP10, Postdoctoral Fellows. In order to be eligible for a postdoctoral fellowship, a postdoctoral fellow generally must be within 5 years of being awarded a PhD or within 10 years of being awarded a M.D. or D.D.S. degree.

First Steps

The first step in finding a PDF position at UBC is to search the research interests of individual faculty members to locate a potential supervisor. Faculty members can be contacted directly to discuss potential PDF appointment opportunities, and applications can be made directly to faculty members.

Postdoctoral appointments at UBC are managed through individual faculties and departments. The Postdoctoral Fellows Office does not accept applications nor are we involved in the hiring process.

UBC PDF Postings

While most PDF positions at UBC can by found by contacting a faculty member directly, some positions may be posted on individual faculty websites. Please visit Faculty Career Opportunities for a comprehensive list of links to UBC's faculties. The following faculty members have indicated to us that they are actively looking to attract Postdocs.

Research Interests: Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Trauma / Injuries, Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis, Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tissue Engineering, Biomarkers, Drug Discovery, Apolipoprotein E, Cerebrovascular function

Potential project areas:

  • Relationship of biomechanics to pathology in TBI animal models
  • Translational biomarkers for TBI across clinical and animal specimens ApoE modulators
  • Cerebrovascular contributions to Alzheimer's Disease pathogenesis
  • Animal Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Interests: Science and Knowledge, Cosmology

Potential project areas:

A wide range of topics within observational and theoretical cosmology

Research Interests: Microbiology, Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Functional and Structural Proteomics, Microbial Ultrastructure, Cryo-electron tomography and Structural Biology, Bacterial Physiology, Microbial Diversity, Secretion systems and Mechanisms of pathogenesis, Novel bacterial phyla

Research Interests: Agri-food Transformation Products, Nutriceuticals and Functional Foods, food processing, novel non-thermal processing, functional foods, pulsed light, high pressure, cold plasma, pasteurization, sterilization, heat transfer, mass transfer, food engineering

Research Interests: Carcinogenesis, Leukemia, Cellular Differentiation, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Epigenomics

Research Interests: Ancient Greek world history, environment, urbanism, developmnet of societies, colonization, economics, ancient literature

Research Interests: Psychology - Biological Aspects, action anticipation and observation, coaching, skill acquisition, motor learning

Potential project areas:

sport development pathways, women's and men's soccer, action observation and prediction observational learning perceptual motor skills and their development optimizing practice conditions

Research Interests: Hormone Dependent Cancers, Prostate Cancer, Endocrine Regulation, Gene Regulation and Expression, Prematurity

Potential project areas:

1) neuroendocrine prostate cancer; 2) AR driven castrate-resistant prostate cancer 3) drug screening novel DNA topoisomerase II inhibitors 4) cell free nucleotide biomarkers from liquid biopsy

Research Interests: Geometry

Research Interests: Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology


UBC Faculty Careers

For current PDFs looking to embark on the next phase of their academic career, please visit Faculty Career Opportunities for links to UBC faculty websites. Faculty positions are are posted within their specific faculty.

Online Career Resources

After your first position at UBC, you may move to a PDF or faculty position at another university. Postings external to UBC may be found at the following websites:

The UBC Postdoctoral Association also maintains a Jobs page on their website.

Current Postings

Position Title Employer/Institution Application Deadline
Postdoctoral Fellow - Cherkasov Lab, Vancouver Prostate Centre Vancouver Prostate Centre Friday, 31 July 2020
Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow: Living Data Project for ecology, evolution and environmental science University of British Columbia Thursday, 23 July 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow - Hydrogen supply chain University of British Columbia Thursday, 30 July 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow - Zero-emission vehicle modeling for car-sharing University of British Columbia Thursday, 30 July 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow - Integrative Genomic Analysis of Lymphoid Cancers Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer Friday, 17 July 2020
Projects Manager Genome Sciences Centre at BC Cancer Friday, 17 July 2020
Software and Informatics Project Manager AbCellera Friday, 17 July 2020
Data Scientist AbCellera Friday, 17 July 2020
Scientist - Cell Biology AbCellera Friday, 17 July 2020
Scientist - Assay Development & High-Throughput Screening AbCellera Friday, 17 July 2020