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 #61, 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: Cancer of the Digestive System

Research Interests: Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Personality, Emotional functioning

Research Interests: Healthy Aging, Fall Prevention, Cognitive Aging, Sleep, Physical Activity, Mobility

Potential project areas:

Increasing precision in exercise prescription to promote cognitive and brain health. The neural interplay between cognitive function and mobility. The relationship between sleep and cognitive function. Preventing falls in high-risk older adults.

Research Interests: Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis, enzymes, polysaccharides, carbohydrates, biomass, cellulose, plant cell walls, microbiota

Research Interests: Mathematics, Metric geometry, Number theory, Automorphic forms, Analysis on manifolds, Topology, Homogenous dynamics, Representation Theory, Group Theory

Potential project areas:

Mathematics, almost any field

Research Interests: Transcultural Studies, Educational Approaches, (post)multiculturalism and multicultural education, cultural studies, youth studies, Critical Race Theory, identity, citizenship and belonging, Africana studies, postcolonialism and decolonization

Potential project areas:

(post)multiculturalism; youth identity and belonging; cultural studies and education; Africana identity; comparative and international education

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Diseases, regulation of small artery tone, mechanisms of pressuce-induced vasomotor responses, exercise, sleep, animal models of sleep apnea, oxidative stress, exercise

Research Interests: Aging Process, Social Aspects of Aging, Stress, Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health, Health and well-being across the adult lifespan and into old age, individual differences in goals

Research Interests: Cellular Division, Cellular Aging, Stem Cells and Organogenesis, Applied Genetics, Complex Trait Genetics, Gene Regulation and Expression, Genetic Diseases, Cellular Degeneration, Telomeres, DNA replication, epigenetics and stem cells, Telomeres, genomic instability, aging and cancer, Application of single cell Strand-seq in precision medicine

Potential project areas:

see webpage: http://www.terryfoxlab.ca/people-detail/peter-lansdorp/

Research Interests: Biomedical Technologies, Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Medical Image Computing, Machine learning in Medical Imaging, Computer Vision, Image Processing and Analysis, Biomedical Engineering


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:

Current Postings

Position Title Employer/Institution Application Deadline
Machine vision and deep learning specialist: application for healthy, sustainable cities McGill University Friday, 31 May 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Insecurity and Adolescent Health McGill University Friday, 31 May 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Chemistry Institute UNESP, Brazil Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Social ties, gender and survival in Canada University of British Columbia Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Synthesis science and collaborative networks in Canada - career impacts and gender equity University of British Columbia Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Career opporunities: open Postdoc positions at UBC, details how to become a Postdoc at UBC