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: Cell biology, Genetics, Biochemistry , Molecular biology , Organelle biology , Mitochondria , Mitochondrial stress, Protein quality control, Metabolism , Neurodegenerative diseases

Potential project areas:

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Research Interests: Computer Systems, visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, data science

Research Interests: Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Neuronal Systems, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning

Research Interests: bioinformatics, Cancer biology, Genomic rearrangements, patient derived models

Potential project areas:

We conduct translational cancer research and have various ongoing projects focusing on Pancreatic Cancer. We are looking for students interested in a bioinformatics and bench top project studying genomic alterations and rearrangements and students interested in the development and use of patient deterived organoid models for translational research including drug screening, metabolism, and idetification of treatment markers. 


Research Interests: Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Pediatric Hip Conditions, Methodological Research, Orthopaedic Engineering , Patient Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance, Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma, Cerebral Palsy

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

Research Interests: 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: Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Social Media Mining, Arabic

Potential project areas:

Deep Learning. Deep learning of natural language. Natural Language Processing. Computational Linguistics. Natural Language Inference. Machine Translation. Misinformation. Detection of Negative and Abusive Content Online. Applications of deep learning in health and well-being.


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 Fellowship in the Epidemiology of Food Insecuirty University of Toronto Saturday, 29 February 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow in Coastal Adaption Planning and Design University of British Columbia Saturday, 29 February 2020
Globalink Mentor Mitacs Saturday, 1 February 2020
Finance - Assistant Professor King's University College at Western University Friday, 31 January 2020
Accounting - Assistant Professor King's University College at Western University Friday, 31 January 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies University of Saskatchewan Thursday, 20 February 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Global Child Health and Digital Health Centre for International Child Health Friday, 31 January 2020
STEM Ambassador STEM Aces Saturday, 15 February 2020