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: Home Birth, Place of Birth, Provider Attitudes, Respectful Maternity Care, Midwifery, Interprofessional relationships, Person-Centered Care, Patient Autonomy, Institutional Racism in Maternity Care, Maternal and Newborn Outcomes, Maternity care for diverse populations, Transdisciplinary engagement in health care

Potential project areas:

Active analysis and knowledge translation projects: qualitative and quantitative data generated by participatory maternity care research: Changing Childbirth in BC, Giving Voice to Mothers - US, Access and Integration Maternity Care Mapping study (links between regulatory frameworks and disparities)

Research Interests: Business Analytics, Applied Machine Learning, Text Mining, Mobile Ecosystem, Social Media Analysis, Cybersecurity

Potential project areas:

- Application of Big Data in Business Applications
- Social Media Analysis
- Cybersecurity
- E-Commerce

Research Interests: Bayesian statistical methods, Causal inference, Evidence synthesis, Biostatistics

Research Interests: Cosmology

Potential project areas:

A wide range of topics within observational and theoretical cosmology

Research Interests: food processing, novel non-thermal processing, functional foods, pulsed light, high pressure, cold plasma, pasteurization, sterilization, heat transfer, mass transfer, food engineering

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: Gene therapy for brain and eye diseases, In vivo gene augmentation and genome editing (CRISPR/CAS9), CRISpies (CRISPR therapies), Aniridia, Rare diseases, Congenital blindness, MiniPromoters for restricted expression

Research Interests: philosophy of social science, philosophy of the historial sciences, feminist philosophy, philosophy of archaeology, research ethics (non-medical)

Potential project areas:

Feminist standpoint theory; epistemic implications of community based collaborative practice (especially in archaeology); content effects of systemic inequities in the sciences.

Research Interests: Biomass and Bioenergy, Multiphase Chemical Reactors, Fluidization, Particle technology, Electrostatics of Powders, Life Cycle Analysis, Green Engineering, Industrial Symbiosis, Fuel Cells Water Management

Potential project areas:

Biomass catalytic pyrolysis and torrefaction in pilot fluidized bed reactors.

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

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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
Assistant Dean, Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Affairs University of Connecticut Sunday, 10 September 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Improving Understanding and Understanding of Databases for the Non-Expert University of British Columbia Thursday, 28 December 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, DeMarco Lab University of British Columbia Thursday, 31 August 2017
Post-doctoral Researcher, Regional Socio-Economic Development University of British Columbia Okanagan Sunday, 15 October 2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Medical Genetics, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics University of British Columbia Thursday, 31 August 2017
Research Associate, Medical Genetics, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics University of British Columbia Thursday, 31 August 2017