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

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: Cosmology

Potential project areas:

A wide range of topics within observational and theoretical cosmology

Research Interests: Bayesian statistical methods, Causal inference, Evidence synthesis, Biostatistics

Research Interests: obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming

Research Interests: evolutionary ecology, population biology, biological responses to climate change, conservation biology

Research Interests: Evolutionary morphology, Marine invertebrate zoology, Evolutionary protistology, Species discovery, Phylogenetic biology, Comparative organismal biology, Marine biodiversity

Research Interests: Applied physics, especially novel geometrical approaches, Applied optics, Illuminating engineering and display technology

Research Interests: hydrogeology, low-temperature geochemistry, groundwater contamination, groundwater remediation, mine waste management

Potential project areas:

Development of multicomponent reactive transport modeling tools for multiphase systems

Research Interests: Protein structure-dynamics-function, Regulation of gene expression, Signal transduction, Cancer, Enzyme mechanisms

Research Interests: Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices

Research Interests: medicinal inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry

Potential project areas:

radiopharmaceutical chemistry of metallic isotopes

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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.

External Opportunities

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:

Current Postings

Position Title Employer/Institution Application Deadline
Professional Development, Assistant Program Director University of Notre Dame Sunday, 14 May 2017
Senior Career Planning and Development Associate Binghamton University Saturday, 13 May 2017
Head of Policy Research, Center for Strategic Development Saudi Arabia Ministry of Economy & Planning Friday, 5 May 2017
Assistant Policy Researcher, Center for Strategic Development Saudi Arabia Ministry of Economy & Planning Friday, 5 May 2017
Editor, Science Signaling American Association for the Advancement of Science Friday, 28 April 2017
Director, Center for Education and Workforce Programs American Association for the Advancement of Science Monday, 5 June 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Photonics Materials Lab, Institute of Chemistry - UNESP Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University) Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Chemistry - UNESP Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University) Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Multiple Post-doctorate Fellowship Opportunities, Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Indigenous Health and Wellness, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies University of British Columbia - Okanagan Monday, 14 August 2017

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