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

Eligibility

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

Show faculty interested in Postdocs

Research Interests: Microbiology, Bacteria, Immune System, Epidemiology, Vaccine Development, Bacterial Vaccines, Vaccine immunity, Epidemiology, Childhood infections

Potential project areas:

My research covers several independent, but related, areas of infectious diseases and vaccine research, including:

- Understanding vaccine-induced immunity, particular for bacterial vaccines including vaccines against Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Bordetella pertussis.

- Development of novel vaccines for pathogens of major public health importance.

- Infectious diseases epidemiology and evaluation of vaccine impact, with a particular interest in brain infections.

- Immunization in pregnancy.

I am Director of the Vaccine Evaluation Center (VEC) at BC Children’s Hospital Reserarch Institute. Founded in 1988, the VEC is an academic centre of excellence focusing on vaccine and immunization research in BC and across Canada. I am also a pediatric infectious disease specialist based at BC Children’s Hospital.

The aim of my research at the VEC is to lower the burden of infectious disease through vaccination by building an evidence base for local, national and international vaccine policy. My research program includes laboratory studies to develop new and better vaccines, clinical trials to identify how best to utilize new and approved vaccines, and population-based investigations to identify targets for new vaccines and demonstrate vaccine impact.

Research Interests: global politics

Research Interests: Mineral Processing, Multiphase Systems, Production and Process Optimization, Optimization, Control and Operations Research, Prefeasibility and Pilot Scale, R&D and Innovation, Technological Innovations, Sensors and Devices, Multiphase Flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Experimental Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Minerals Processing, Embedded Sensors, IIoT, Industrial Big Data, Critical Elements Extraction

Research Interests: formal verification, formal methods, model checking, software analysis, post-silicon validation, security, nonce to detect automated mining of profiles

Research Interests: Science and Knowledge, Cosmology

Potential project areas:

A wide range of topics within observational and theoretical cosmology

Research Interests: The Enlightenment and the French Revolution, History of the book and print culture, Science and literature, Québec literature and culture

Research Interests: Philosophical Foundations, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Theories and Philosophies, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Asian Philosophies

Research Interests: Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Literary Policies, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Social Determinants of Arts and Letters, Cultural Industries, Sexuality, Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), Artistic and Literary Marginality, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, German studies, queer studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, literature, film, East Germany, Scandinavia, affect, media, history of sexuality, history of science

Research Interests: Alzheimer's, age-related macular degeneration

Potential project areas:

Master’s Students

Potential Projects:
•  Development of pharmacokinetic micro-sampling techniques for children
•  Evaluation of drug-protein binding in children
•  Assessment of breast milk-drug partitioning
•  Evaluation of the influence of renal replacement therapy on drug pharmacokinetics in children

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project Descriptions:
•  Development of a Bayesian population pharmacokinetic platform for use in clinical practice
•  Model-based evaluation of antibiotic exposures in children
•  Application of global sensitivity analyses in lactation and pregnancy

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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

Position Title Employer/Institution Application Deadline
Kinesiologist - Research Assistant Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre Monday, 8 February 2021
Research Assistant for Systematic Reviews/Evidence Syntheses Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre Monday, 8 February 2021
Postdoctoral Fellow - Zoubeidi Lab, Vancouver Prostate Centre Vancouver Prostate Centre Sunday, 28 February 2021