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:

For details visit website:


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

Research Interests: Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Machine Learning

Research Interests: Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Oceanic islands and mantle plumes, Environmental geochemistry, High-precision/sensitivity geochemical analyses, Indigenous Studies

Potential project areas:

Geochemistry of the Hawaiian mantle plume - trace element modelling, time evolution and relation to the deep mantle geophysical anomalies.

Honey, salmon as bioindicators - see also UBC Excellence Research Cluster, BeeHIVE: https://beehive.ubc.ca/

Indigenous/Science - see also UBC Excellence Research Cluster, Indigenous/Science at UBC: Partnerships in the Exploration of History and Environments: https://indigenousscience.ubc.ca/

Research Interests: Integrated Circuits, Computer Architecture, Computer Hardware, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, Computer-Aided Design Algorithms, High-Level Synthesis

Potential project areas:

Debug for FPGAs FPGA Architectures CAD for FPGAs

Research Interests: Cellular Division, Cellular Differentiation, Hereditary Cancer, Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Cell division, Cell migration, Differentiation, Cell polarity

Research Interests: Psychology - Biological Aspects, action anticipation and observation, coaching, skill acquisition, motor learning

Potential project areas:

sport development pathways, women's and men's soccer, action observation and prediction observational learning perceptual motor skills and their development optimizing practice conditions

Research Interests: flight control, visual guidance, visual neuroscience, neuroethology, avian biomechanics, aerodynamics, wing morphing, motor control

Research Interests: Cancer of the Musculoskeletal System, Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, Translational research, Biomarker development, Experimental therapeutics, Clinical Trials, Epigenomics, Immuno-oncology

Potential project areas:

Fusion oncogene biology & experimental therapeutics

Cancer biomarker development

Research Interests: Numerical Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools, Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics , Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods, Unstructured Mesh Generation, Applied Aerodynamics


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 - Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Friday, 13 December 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics, and Clinical Pharmacology University of British Columbia Thursday, 31 October 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Patient-Oriented Research in Health Economics Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Thursday, 31 October 2019
Assistant Professor, Microbial Physiology (tenure-track) San José State University Thursday, 31 October 2019
Assistant Professor, Cellular Physiology (tenure-track) San José State University Thursday, 31 October 2019
Postdoctoral Position in Natural Language Processing in Psychiatric Research University of British Columbia Thursday, 31 October 2019
Postdoctoral Fellow in Targeted Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine University of British Columbia Saturday, 26 October 2019
Postdoctoral Fellow - Aparicio Lab BC Cancer Research Centre Thursday, 31 October 2019
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Opthalmology and Visual Sciences University of British Columbia Wednesday, 30 October 2019