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: older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews, fracture, built environment

Research Interests: Down Syndrome, Mental Health, Alzheimer's Disease

Potential project areas:

Alzheimer's disease; Down syndrome; neuropsychiatric disorders; Neurogenesis.

Research Interests: MRI, Medical Physics, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord, Brain, Neurological Disease, Myelin

Research Interests: brain imaging, stroke, depression, autism

Research Interests: Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety

Potential project areas:

Perinatal health

Research Interests: Pharmaceutical policy, Program evaluation, Observational studies, Global Health, Health Policy

Research Interests: Plants and Forests, Climate Changes and Impacts, Forestry

Research Interests: Epidemiology, Infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine clinical trials, vaccine safety, vaccine programs

Research Interests: Science and Knowledge, Power and Organization, Imagery, Higher Education, Faculty, Internationalization, Campus Environments

Research Interests: Vaccine and Cancer, Immunotherapy, Immune System, paediatric cancer

Potential project areas:

Immunology of paediatric leukaemia
immunoprevention of childhood cancer
immunotherapy for paediatric cancer


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: