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 AP10, 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.

Show faculty interested in Postdocs

Research Interests: Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, Latin American Contemporary Novel and Short Story

Potential project areas:

Blackness in the Hispanic Caribbean.

Cultural History of Hispanic Caribbean printed media. 

Research Interests: Mental Health, Mental Health Promotion, Psychosocial Interventions, Vulnerable Groups, Social Support, Resilience

Research Interests: Men's Health Promotion, Male Depression and Suicide, Psychosocial Prostate Cancer Care, Smoking Cessation

Research Interests: Nutritional Epidemiology, Public and Population Health, Clinical Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Chronic Disease Prevention, Dietary Pattern Modeling, Dietetics, Dietary Assessment, Simulation

Research Interests: Food safety, Food microbiology, Analytical chemistry, Molecular microbiology, Nanotechnology, Advanced material, Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip", Sensor, Gut microbiome, Food microbiome

Potential project areas:

Food safety Food microbiology Molecular microbiology Nanotechnology Microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" Food authentication Fabrication of nano-biosensor Gut microbiome Food microbiome

Research Interests: marine food webs, ecosystem oceanography, plankton dynamics, open ocean, coastal ecosystems, climate change impacts on the ocean, salmon ecology, food web nutrition , microplastics, stable isotopes, forage fish, zooplankton

Research Interests: Computed Tomography, Artificial Intelligence, Emergency Radiology, Trauma Radiology, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Potential project areas:

Emergency/Trauma Imaging, Computed Tomography, Machine Learning, Healthcare Applications

Research Interests: Partial differential equations, mathematical physics

Research Interests: Agencies and arms-length bodies in Canada, Public servant behavior in Canada, How citizens engage with government as part of local consultations and public engagement, Homelessness (politics, governance, policy)



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:

The UBC Postdoctoral Association also maintains a Jobs page on their website.

UBC Faculty Careers

For current PDFs looking to embark on the next phase of their academic career, please visit Faculty Career Opportunities for a list of current UBC faculty opportunities. Please also visit UBC faculty websites for available positions within each specific faculty.

Current postings outside UBC

Position Title Employer/Institution Application Deadline
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Youth Health Stream - BC Centre on Substance Use BC Centre on Substance Use Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)- Lab Operations Support Manager Marine Biology Laboratory Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Research and Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator (Social Sciences, Humanities, and Health) Lakehead University Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators (CAPA) Executive Assistant/Board Secretary Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship: International COVID-19 study Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Friday, 30 October 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Chemistry (Machine Learning/COVID-19 Drug Discovery) Vancouver Prostate Centre Friday, 30 October 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Decolonizing Praxis University of Victoria Saturday, 31 October 2020
Faculty Position in Peace and Conflict Studies University of Waterloo Sunday, 1 November 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowships to Enhance Academic Diversity and Inclusive Excellence University of Kentucky Sunday, 1 November 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Behaviour Change Communication Training for Healthcare Professionals Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre Friday, 4 December 2020