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Career Opportunities

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.

Post a Position

If you are a UBC faculty, department/unit, or laboratory and are interested in posting a position, please refer to the Job Ads page on the G+PS Faculty & Staff portal. Positions can be cross-posted to a number of job search websites, including Nature Careers, EurAxess, Mendeley Careers, jobRxiv, and Handshake. For additional information, contact the PDFO.

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. Postdoctoral Fellowship positions may also be posted on UBC's Faculty Careers Workday portal.

The following faculty members have indicated to us that they are actively looking to attract Postdocs.

Show Faculty Interested in Postdocs

Research Interests: Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), Lexicography and Dictionaries, Language Contact and Linguistic Changes, Language Rights and Policies, Language Interactions, Political Culture, Society and Ideology, Bella Bella, Bhutan, First Nations, Heiltsuk, Indigeneity, Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet

Research Interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Disorders, Lymphoma, Gene Regulation and Expression, Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Transgenic Model, Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines, Biomarkers in cancer and inflammation, Genetics and genomics of skin diseases, Melanoma, vitiligo, hyperhidrosis, and skin lymphoma, Innovative therapeutic development

Potential project areas:

  1. Vitiligo pathogenesis and therapeutic development
  2. Novel melanin synthesis inhibitors
  3. Macrophage modulation in skin health

Research Interests: Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Latin American Contemporary Novel and Short Story, Caribbean Literatures

Potential project areas:

Blackness in the Hispanic Caribbean.

Cultural History of Hispanic Caribbean printed media. 

Research Interests: Knowledge translation and implementation science in health, Health and community services, Health promotion and disease prevention, Social and biological determinants of aging, Aging process, Population health interventions, Public and population health

Potential project areas:

Healthy aging and implementation science

Research Interests: Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Critical theory, Cultural studies, Film studies, German literature, Media and Society, Media archeology, Media theory, Theories and Philosophies, Visual studies

Potential project areas:

German studies; comparative literature; cultural studies; media theory; media history; critical theory; film studies 

Research Interests: Fractional quantum Hall effect, Majorana fermions, Quantum devices, Strongly correlated electronics, Topological phenomena, Vanderwaals heterostructures

Potential project areas:

Vanderwaals heterostructures; Entropy of quantum systems; Thermodynamic probes of 2D materials; Fractional quantum Hall effect

Research Interests: ensuring older persons are taking medications that are a good fit, deprescribing, polypharmacy

Research Interests: musicology, music, sound studies, history, religious history

Research Interests: Age Related Hearing Loss , Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Recurrent Acute Otitis Media

Research Interests: property law , condominium law, legal history

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.

UBC Faculty Careers

For current PDFs looking to embark on the next phase of their academic career, please visit Faculty Career Opportunities for a list of current UBC faculty opportunities. Please also visit UBC faculty websites for available positions within each specific faculty.

Current postings outside UBC