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: Health psychology, Stress physiology, Acute exercise, Exercise interventions, Physical activity, Physical literacy, cellular aging, telomeres, chronic stress

Potential project areas:

Our Fitness, Aging and Stress Lab at UBC is currently actively engaged in several different laboratory and community studies. In the laboratory, we are examining the impact of different lengths and intensities of exercise on biological and psychological responses to acute stressors. We are also examining the flip side of this - how chronic and acute stress impact biological and psychological responses to acute bouts of exercise.
In our lab, we are also recruiting 10 year old children to study the associations between physical literacy and activity with social and emotional development, and biological 'omic' profiles, including metabolomic, proteomic, and microbiomic profiles.
Finally, our lab is also analyzing data from large nationally representative studies, such as Health and Retirement Study and the Midlife in The United States Study, examining longterm impacts of socioeconomic disadvantage and chronic stressors on physical activity engagement and disease.

Research Interests: Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics , Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods, Unstructured Mesh Generation, Applied Aerodynamics

Research Interests: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Soft Matter

Research Interests: Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Processes, Leadership, Intervention, Social Cognition, Older Adults, Children

Potential project areas:

Peer-Leadership and Physical Literacy Intervention with Children
Group-based Physical Activity for Older Adults
Physical Activity and Health Promotion Interventions

Research Interests: community ecology, climate change, marine invertebrates, marine algae

Research Interests: stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition

Research Interests: Museum Education, Visitor Studies, Informal Learning, Metacognition, Science Education, Long-term Memory, Nostalgia

Research Interests: action anticipation, coaching, sport

Potential project areas:

action observation and prediction
observational learning
perceptual motor skills and their development
optimizing practice conditions

Research Interests: Migration and Diaspora Studies, Mobility Studies , Postcolonial Studies , Gender and Masculinity Studies, Race Theory, Film and Media Studies, Rhetoric and Communication Studies , Cultural Theory, Italian-Chinese relations , Italy's global networks , Modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture

Potential project areas:

Migration, postcolonial, and tourism studies relating to Italy and Europe;
Networks between Italy and China, and Europe and East Asia;
Italy's international past and present;
Transnationalism and globalization in Italy;
Media, filmic, and literary depictions of minorities;
Italian and comparative male and gender identities.


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 in Energy Research, Ivey Business School University of Western Ontario Friday, 14 July 2017
Postdoctoral Position - Plankton, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries University of British Columbia Friday, 30 June 2017
Research Facilitator (Natural Sciences, Engineering and Health), Office of Research Services Lakehead University Friday, 7 July 2017
Research Associate, Global Strategy Lab York University Friday, 30 June 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gastroenterology University of British Columbia Monday, 31 July 2017
Postdoctoral Position in Ovarian Cancer Autophagy Research, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology Western University Monday, 31 July 2017
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Forest Resources Management University of British Columbia Monday, 3 July 2017
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Indigenous Health and Wellness, Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies University of British Columbia - Okanagan Monday, 14 August 2017