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: Biomarkers in cancer and inflammation, Genetics and genomics of skin diseases, Melanoma, vitiligo, hyperhidrosis, and skin lymphoma, Innovative therapeutic development

Potential project areas:

(1). Treating cancer by targeting tumor microenvironment
(2). Modulating innate immunity for treatment of melanoma and vitiligo
(3). Genetic determinants of sweating and anxiety--discovery and clinical translation
(4). Novel therapeutics for skin inflammation and cancer

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: speciation, hybridization, ornithology, seasonal migration

Research Interests: Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine clinical trials, vaccine safety, vaccine programs

Research Interests: Emulsions, Foams, Functional Foods, Interfacial Rheology, Interfacial Phenomena, Human Health, Sensory Analysis

Potential project areas:

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Research Interests: Chronic mucosal inflammation, Monoamine oxidase Inhibitor development as anti-inflammatories

Research Interests: Cancer, Genomics, Epigenomics, Bioinformatics

Potential project areas:

Biomarker / gene signature discovery
Personalized genomic medicine
Cancer evolution
Cancer genome landscapes
Functional genomics

Research Interests: German studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, literature, film, East Germany, Scandinavia, affect

Research Interests: Multivariate extreme value theory, Risk assessment, Applications in finance, insurance, geosciences

Potential project areas:

Financial risk analytics


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 in Epigenetics & Biochemistry The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Thursday, 1 February 2018
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Border Studies, Borders in Globalization Research Program University of Victoria Friday, 19 January 2018
IMFG Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of Toronto Thursday, 29 March 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate, Zelkowitz Research Team, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital McGill University Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Motivational Communication Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Friday, 2 February 2018