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: Computer Science Theory, Algebraic Graph Theory, Combinatorics

Potential project areas:

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

Research Interests: 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

Potential project areas:

1) The role of Microtubule-Associated Proteins in Microtubule Dynamics

2) Mechanisms of Cell Wall Construction and Modification in Plant Organ Morphogenesis

3) Microtubule-mediated turnover of membrane receptors and transporters

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: Proteostasis, Protein Degradation, Protein Folding, Proteomics, Ubiquitin, Proteasome, Neurodegenerative diseases, Aging, Cell Biology, Yeast Genetics, Biochemistry

Potential project areas:

The main lab focus is protein quality control and how misfolded proteins are triaged within the cell. In the next years, we want to establish several new projects and here are some examples:
- Identification of protein quality control pathways mediating rare genetic diseases in human.
- Reconstitution of the quality control machinery in vitro to better understand the molecular mechanism.
- Characterization of the Nedd4/Rsp5 quality control pathway in mammalian cells.
- Development of new proteomics approaches to determine client repertoires of chaperone proteins.
- Characterization of the formation of heat stress granules.

Research Interests: Huntington disease, Neurogenetics, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia, Mouse models of disease, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene Regulation, Experimental Therapeutics, Gene Silencing and Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Medical Genetics

Potential project areas:

Mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases Clinical biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases (Imaging, CSF, Blood) Gene silencing, gene editing and gene therapy for brain diseases Transcriptional regulation of disease genes Experimental therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases Induced pluripotent stem cells models of human brain diseases

Research Interests: cloud computing, distributed systems, software engineering, software analysis

Research Interests: databases, data management, data integration, metadata management

Research Interests: scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, iterative linear solvers, constrained optimization, numerical solution of partial differential equations

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


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.

External Opportunities

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
Multiple Post-doctorate Fellowship Opportunities, Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Indigenous Health and Wellness, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies, University of British Columbia - Okanagan University of British Columbia - Okanagan Monday, 14 August 2017
Scientist/Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow, DMPK/Analytical Chemist, Dalriada Therapeutics Dalriada Therapeutics Saturday, 15 April 2017
Scientist/Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow, Synthetic/Medicinal Chemistry Dalriada Therapeutics Saturday, 15 April 2017
Scientist/Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow, Preclinical Mouse Model Studies, Dalriada Therapeutics Dalriada Therapeutics Saturday, 15 April 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia University of British Columbia Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Post-doctoral Scientist, Gene Regulation Bioinformatics, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia University of British Columbia Friday, 24 March 2017
Research Scientist - Neutrino/Particle-Astrophysics, TRIUMF TRIUMF Monday, 1 May 2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - UCN, TRIUMF TRIUMF Friday, 31 March 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hydrogeology Group/Antamina Waste Rock Weathering Study, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia University of British Columbia Thursday, 20 April 2017