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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: Archeological Data Analysis, Archeological Excavation Methods and Techniques, Architecture, Built environments, Digital archaeology, Dynamics of Social Transformations, Mediterranean archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, Power, Social Life / Societal Life, Social interaction, Urban Spaces and Urbanity, Urbanism

Potential project areas:

Kalavasos and Maroni Built Environments (KAMBE) Project:

Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) Project:

Research Interests: Prostate Cancer, Modeling and Targeting the Development of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

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

Research Interests: Community Health / Public Health, Behavioral medicine, Exercise psychology, Mental health, Physical activity and public health, Physical activity interventions

Potential project areas:

Physical activity and public health - intervention development and evaluation

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

Research Interests: property law , condominium law, legal history

Research Interests: Biochemistry, Immunology, Cancer, Drug delivery , Antibodies, Membrane Receptors

Potential project areas:

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Research Interests: Geometry

Research Interests: Endocrine Regulation, RNA splicing and Gene Regulation, Hormone Dependent Cancers, Prostate Cancer , Premature Labour

Potential project areas:

  1. neuroendocrine prostate cancer;
  2. AR driven castrate-resistant prostate cancer
  3. computer aided drug design 
  4. cell free nucleotide biomarkers from liquid biopsy

Research Interests: action anticipation and observation, coaching and motor skill expertise, skill acquisition, motor learning, observational learning and instruction, sports skill development

Potential project areas:

Sport development pathways, women's and men's soccer, action observation and prediction, observational learning of perceptual motor skills, optimizing practice conditions through practice manipulations and instructions, motor skill expertise and associated processes

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.