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: Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Cellulose nanocrystals, Chitin, Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests: Proteomics, protein-protein interactions, protein isoform function, alternative splicing

Research Interests: formal verification, formal methods, model checking, software analysis, post-silicon validation, security, nonce to detect automated mining of profiles

Research Interests: Biometeorology, Soil physics, Microclimate modification

Potential project areas:

Measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems

Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Health Information Systems, Health Care Organization, Decision Making, Patient Safety, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Events, Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Health Information Technology, Clinical Decision Making, Health Services Research, Adverse Event Reporting

Potential project areas:

My research group is working with Ministry to develop, implement and evaluate a new provincial medication safety information technology we have developed. This work will provide multiple opportunities for graduate students to be involved in. With the implementation of this technology more robust data will become available on adverse drug events experienced by patients. Future projects include the development of methods to conduct sentinel surveillance of adverse drug events, and studies in comparative drug safety and effectiveness.

Research Interests: Computer Science Theory, Algebraic Graph Theory, Combinatorics

Potential project areas:

Computer Science Theory, Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Algebraic Topology applied to Combinatorics

Research Interests: human genetics, cancer genetics, cancer families, longevity, Super seniors, genetic susceptibility

Potential project areas:

Genetics of healthy aging. Genetics of lymphoid cancers in families.

Research Interests: Protein structure-dynamics-function, Regulation of gene expression, Signal transduction, Cancer, Enzyme mechanisms

Research Interests: Community Health / Public Health, nutrition, public health, food environments, social determinants of health, food banks

Research Interests: Transcultural Studies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Works Analysis, German Language Cultures and Literatures, Transnational Literatures, Visual Arts and Literature, European Studies, Literature and Sciences, Literature and Migration

Potential project areas:

Literature and migration; literature and Visual Arts; avant-garde arts, literature and theories; art and bioart performances; biopolitics; images of the body; gender, race, ethnicity; diversity and super-diversity; sociographic approaches to literatures; transitional spaces in postmigration literature


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 Position, Lacy Lab, Alberta Respiratory Centre (ARC) Research University of Alberta Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Lack Lab Vancouver Prostate Centre Sunday, 15 July 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Nanomaterials Research Group (CNRG) Grand River Regional Cancer Centre and the University of Waterloo Friday, 29 June 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Economics of Multidisciplinary Care, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of British Columbia Saturday, 30 June 2018