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: Computer Systems, Software (Tools), Computer Science and Statistics, security and privacy in mobile applications, energy-efficiency in mobile and cloud software, compositional and collaborative software development, microservice-based applications

Research Interests: Alzheimer's Disease, Molecular Genetics, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Cell Signaling, Cognition, Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, Neuropharmacology, Transgenic Model, Down Syndrome, Mental Health, Alzheimer's Disease

Potential project areas:

Alzheimer's disease; Down syndrome; neuropsychiatric disorders; Neurogenesis.

Research Interests: Imaging, MRI, Medical Physics, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord, Brain, Neurological Disease, Myelin

Research Interests: Thought Schools (education), Education policy and social theory, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Neoliberalism, Governmentality, Micropolitics , Biopolitics, Subjectivity

Potential project areas:

*Education policy, especially enactments and problematizations
*Governmentality studies in education, particularly micropolitics and subjectivities
*Methodological uses of 'fieldwork in philosophy' and post-qualitative approaches

Research Interests: Electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, electrochemical power sources, advanced electrolysis, , hydrogen production and storage, waste water and drinking water treatment, solar fuels, carbon dioxide conversion, clean and sustainable energy and water

Research Interests: Cognitive Science, Poverty, Sustainability, Behavior Change, Public Policy

Research Interests: 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: Health economics, Preference elicitation, Mixed methods, Econometrics, Qualitative research, Discrete choice experiment, Shared decision making, Economic evaluation

Potential project areas:

Precision medicine and health economics, including qualitative and quantitative analyses and shared decision-making

Research Interests: pediatric cancer, post translational protein modification, personalized medicine

Research Interests: Perinatal Period, Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety

Potential project areas:

Perinatal health


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
Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Lack Lab Vancouver Prostate Centre Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Forecasting tools for electric vehicle integration to city systems University of British Columbia Friday, 30 November 2018
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Influence of the Host Microbiome on Factor VIII Immunogenicity Queen's University Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Guideline Development and Implementation Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diabetes-related and other Health Consequences of Bariatric Surgery Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behaviour Change Communication Training for Healthcare Professionals Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evolutionary Population Genomics, Department of Zoology University of British Columbia Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of British Columbia Wednesday, 31 October 2018