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: Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Arts and Literary Policies, Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, digital media, Dostoevsky, gothic literature

Potential project areas:

Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative

Research Interests: Cancer of the Reproductive System, Host-Tumour Interaction, Endometriosis, Cancer Diagnosis and Detection, microenvironment, endometriosis associated cancers, immunology, genomics, gene-expression and transcriptomics, cancer prevention, ovarian cancer etiology, early detection biomarkers, animal models of endometriosis and cancer

Potential project areas:

1. Clinical and Genomic Determinants of Early Metastasis in Synchronous Endometrial and Ovarian Cancers (MSc or PhD)
2. Development of Pre-Cancerous Mouse Models of Endometriosis (Post doc or PhD candidate with prior MSc/model experience)

Research Interests: Hormones and Growth Factors, Depression, Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis, Cognition, Postpartum Depression, Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding, Aging Process, Alzheimer's Disease, Learning and Memory, hippocampus, sex differences, neuroplasticity, estrogens, women's health

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

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

Research Interests: Neurological Diseases, Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases, Neuronal Modeling, Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission, Parkinson's disease, Dementia, Epilepsy

Potential project areas:

Research projects are devoted to 'precision' medicine, namely the development of novel therapeutics based on the genetic etiology of brain disorders. Over the past 20 years my group has identified many of the molecular causes of Parkinson's disease, some genetic forms of dementia and epilepsy, and has exploited that knowledge to make physiologic models with which to characterize subtle changes in brain function. Based on this innovation, and working in close collaboration with the Pharmaceutical industry, several drugs are now in clinical trials that have been designed to halt and/or prevent these diseases.

Research Interests: Quantum devices, Majorana fermions , Strongly correlated electronics, Topological phenomena, Fractional quantum Hall effect, Vanderwaals heterostructures

Potential project areas:

Topological quantum computing
Graphene spintronics
Vanderwaals heterostructures

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

Research Interests: Genetic Diseases, Multiple sclerosis, Neuromyelitis optica, Neurological disorders

Potential project areas:

- Study of the genetic factors contributing to the onset of familial multiple sclerosis and its clinical presentations.

- Biological and behavioral characterization of the first animal model of multiple sclerosis based on human etiology.

Research Interests: Cell Signaling, Hormones and Growth Factors, Molecular Genetics, Plant Growth and Development, Microtubule Dynamics and Organization, Trafficking of Membrane Receptors and Transporters, Cellulose Biosynthesis, Plant Cell Walls in Cell Shape and Tissue Function, Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress

Potential project areas:

1) Coordination of Microtubule Assembly Dynamics by the Microtubule Polymerase MOR1 and the ARK Catastrophe Factors
2) The Function of the GPI-anchored Protein COBRA in Plant Cell Wall Construction and Modification
3) Hormone Signalling and Microtubule Array Organization During Meristem Development
4) The Function of Microtubule Dynamics in Plant Resilience to Environmental Stress


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 Fellow, Food Systems PRISM Lab University of British Columbia Okanagan Saturday, 15 September 2018
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Proteostasis University of British Columbia Friday, 31 August 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry University of British Columbia Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Knowledge representation and reasoning for 3D geological modelling, Geological Survey of Canada - Postdoctoral Research Program Geological Survey of Canada Friday, 31 August 2018
3D Implicit geological modelling method development, Geological Survey of Canada - Postdoctoral Research Program Geological Survey of Canada Friday, 31 August 2018