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: Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), Video and New Media, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Large International Projects, Media and Democratization, Global Journalism, Innovation in Journalism, Documentary Production, Investigative Reporting

Potential project areas:

Investigative reporting on global supply chains

Research Interests: Computer Science and Statistics, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools, Robotics and Automation, simulation of human movement, computer animation, robotics, deep reinforcement learning, motor control, computer graphics

Potential project areas:

simulation of agile human motion, robotics, motion planning, sensorimotor control, dexterous manipulation, computer animation, machine learning, computer graphics, novel interfaces

Research Interests: Preventive medicine, Free accredited education

Potential project areas:

Large-scale, free health sciences educational research; the healthy doc = healthy patient link; free accredited higher education

Research Interests: Motivations and Emotions, Psychology - Biological Aspects, Social psychology, Social cognition, Social influence, Evolutionary psychology

Potential project areas:

Research projects that examine specific evolved human motivational systems and their implications for human social cognition and social interaction.
Research projects that examine specific aspects of human social cognition and social interaction that have implications for social norms and collective beliefs.

Research Interests: Health Information Systems, family medicine, eHealth Adoption, eHealth Requirements Engineering, eHealth Ux/UI Design, software engineering, Decision Support Systems, Treatment Adherence, Consumer eHealth

Potential project areas:

Our lab is based in Victoria and connected to both the Island Medical Program and UVic Computer Science. We have a range of projects including: eHealth related projects connected to community based Electronic Medical record design and assessment of adoption; action research projects with partners related to health system improvement using EMRs in practice; consumer mHealth projects related to use of technology for patient reported outcomes in aging and in treatment adherence

Research Interests: Obesity, Health Promotion, Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification

Potential project areas:

1) Understand how behaviour modification works to change lifestyles behaviours associated with obesity - Randomized control trial
2) Understand how transitioning from elementary schools to secondary school influence student health behaviours associated with obesity
3) Understand the influence of the Active Play standards influence licensed childcare centre as well as the opportunities for structured and unstructured physical activity. Determine whether the Active Play standard increase fundamental movement skills of 3 to 5 year old children.

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: Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Ancient Greek natural philosophy, Aristotle's ethics, ethics and global poverty

Research Interests: Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, Migratory Flows, Public Policies, Identity and Transnationality, Role of Governments and Institutions, Migration and Citizenship, Comparative Public Policy

Research Interests: Social Determinants of Health, Stress, Social Aspects of Aging, Health Promotion, Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Well-being, Stress processes, Adult development and aging, Depression, Emotions, Health behaviours, Cardiovascular disease

Potential project areas:

Stress processes and stress-buffering in daily life;
Role of daily positive experiences in adult development and aging;
Biological and behavioural pathways linking daily experiences to health outcomes;
Day-to-day dynamics of psychosocial well-being and health behaviours (e.g., sleep);
Biopsychosocial determinants of risk and outcomes for cardiovascular disease


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: