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: International Relations, Ethics and World Politics, International Relations Theory, Global Norms

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

Research Interests: Fluid mechanics, Complex fluids, Flow visualization

Research Interests: Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests: hearing aids, aging, audiology, hearing health, amplification

Potential project areas:

New ways of assessing hearing aid outcomes; encouraging older adults to seek and use hearing health care services; acoustic and behavioural assessment of hearing aid processing.

Research Interests: simulation nursing education, interprofessional health professional education, health communication, lactation support, leadership in nursing, global maternal-infant-child health

Potential project areas:

Use of simulation for health care professionals education and evaluation in health communication.
Lactation education

Research Interests: Virology, Virus, Antiviral innate immunity, translation, Protein synthesis, RNA, RNA structure function, tRNA, ribosome, RNA virus, protease, molecular biology, picornavirus

Potential project areas:

Projects include
- elucidating virus host interactions such as antiviral innate immunity and viral proteins that modulate cellular processes
- identifying host protein substrates by viral proteinases
- non-canonical protein synthesis mechanisms used by viruses and cellular mRNAs

Approaches include biochemical, molecular and cell biology methods, proteomics and genome-wide deep sequencing

Research Interests: Biometeorology, Soil physics, Microclimate modification

Potential project areas:

Measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural systems

Research Interests: obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming

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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: