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.
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 Postdoc Opportunities
|Position Title||Application Deadline|
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Trustsphere||Open until filled|
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow - TRUSTSPHERE - User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX)||Open until filled|
|Zooplankton Ecology & Modelling of the Salish Sea Postdoctoral Fellow||Open until filled|
|Post-doctoral position (1 year): Ecosystem modeller for assessing the impacts of oil spills in the Salish Sea||Open until filled|
|Postdoctoral Researcher to Lead a Sports Brain Injury Study at the University of British Columbia||Thursday, 15 October 2020|
|Postdoctoral Fellow - Biofluid Diagnostics & Clinical Mass Spectrometry||Wednesday, 21 October 2020|
|Postdoctoral Fellow at the Men's Health Research Program||Sunday, 25 October 2020|
|Postdoctoral Fellow at the Capacity Research Unit||Friday, 9 October 2020|
|Targeting Cancer Specific Cell Surface Epitopes – Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC Vancouver||Saturday, 10 October 2020|
|Postdoctoral Fellow Position - Gene Therapy and Blood Research laboratory||Open until filled|
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: Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Latin American Contemporary Novel and Short Story
Potential project areas:
Blackness in the Hispanic Caribbean.
Cultural History of Hispanic Caribbean printed media.
Research Interests: Mental Health, Mental Health Promotion, Psychosocial Interventions, Vulnerable Groups, Social Support, Resilience
Research Interests: Men's Health Promotion, Male Depression and Suicide, Psychosocial Prostate Cancer Care, Smoking Cessation
Research Interests: Nutritional Epidemiology, Public and Population Health, Clinical Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Chronic Disease Prevention, Dietary Pattern Modeling, Dietetics, Dietary Assessment, Simulation
Research Interests: Food safety, Food microbiology, Analytical chemistry, Molecular microbiology, Nanotechnology, Advanced material, Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip", Sensor, Gut microbiome, Food microbiome
Potential project areas:
Food safety Food microbiology Molecular microbiology Nanotechnology Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" Food authentication Fabrication of nano-biosensor Gut microbiome Food microbiome
Research Interests: marine food webs, ecosystem oceanography, plankton dynamics, open ocean, coastal ecosystems, climate change impacts on the ocean, salmon ecology, food web nutrition , microplastics, stable isotopes, forage fish, zooplankton
Research Interests: Computed Tomography, Artificial Intelligence, Emergency Radiology, Trauma Radiology, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Potential project areas:
Emergency/Trauma Imaging, Computed Tomography, Machine Learning, Healthcare Applications
Research Interests: Partial differential equations, mathematical physics
Research Interests: Agencies and arms-length bodies in Canada, Public servant behavior in Canada, How citizens engage with government as part of local consultations and public engagement, Homelessness (politics, governance, policy)
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:
- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- National Institutes of Health
- Nature Careers Canada
- New Scientist Jobs
- Pathways to Science
- TipTop Jobs On-Line - Postdoc Openings
The UBC Postdoctoral Association also maintains a Jobs page on their website.