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. Postdoctoral Fellowship positions may also be posted on UBC's Faculty Careers Workday portal.

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

Show faculty interested in Postdocs

Research Interests: American Presbyterian medical missionaries, Medical history

Research Interests: Causal Inference, Biostatistics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Data science, Survey data analysis, Multiple sclerosis

Potential project areas:

I am currently looking for multiple graduate students/postdocs for the following two projects (with methodologic focuses within epidemiologic contexts): (1) Improving Causal Inference Methods in Statistics for Analyzing High-dimensional / Big Data. (2) Developing and Evaluating Causal Inference Methods for Pragmatic Trials to address nonadherence. Graduate students in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, economics or computer science with some methodological expertise in statistics and statistical software are encouraged to contact me directly (particularly those with some of the following skills: making data requests, extracting analytic data from administrative / survey databases, running statistical analyses, coding statistical estimators, conducting simulation studies, excellent scientific writing, ability to work on a multidisciplinary team). Interested candidates should email me (at my UBC email address) their complete CV and a cover letter. Only candidates shortlisted will be contacted.

Research Interests: Equity, Higher education, International and Comparative Education, International comparative higher education, Life Course research, Lifelong learning, Policy, Research methodologies, Social justice, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Higher Education

Potential project areas:

life course research, quantitative data analysis

Potential project areas:

Current SSHRC on youth provisioning in low income lone mother led families

Research Interests: Intracellular signaling during neurite outgrowth and sprouting, Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration, Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development

Research Interests: Artistic and Literary Analysis Models, Artistic and Literary Theories, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Brazilian Literature and Culture, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Modern and Contemporary Literatures and Cultures

Research Interests: American Literature, Postmodernism

Research Interests: Men's Health Promotion, Male Depression and Suicide, Psychosocial Prostate Cancer Care, Smoking Cessation

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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
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology St. Francis Xavier University Friday, 30 April 2021
Post-Doctoral Researcher Plenty Canada Friday, 30 April 2021
DHS Visiting Scientist Opportunity for Faculty and Researchers U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Friday, 30 April 2021
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management College of Charleston Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Assistant Professor Information Management College of Charleston Wednesday, 30 June 2021