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: Ethics and Health, Ethics, Law and Responsibilities, Neurological Diseases, Biomedical Ethics, Aging and dementia, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Brain Injury, Stem Cells, Neurotechnology, Neuroethics, Neurotechnology

Potential project areas:

I am open to inspiring and supporting research in any area at the intersection of biomedicine, neuroscience, and ethics.

Research Interests: Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, philosophy of science, philosophy of the social and historial sciences, feminist philosophy, philosophy of archaeology, research ethics (non-medical), science studies

Potential project areas:

Feminist standpoint theory; community based collaborative practice; Indigenous/science; content effects of systemic inequities in the sciences.

Research Interests: International Law, International Cooperation, international relations, international law, oceans, arctic, space, war

Potential project areas:

Governance of Outer Space

Research Interests: Transcultural Studies, Educational Approaches, (post)multiculturalism and multicultural education, cultural studies, youth studies, Critical Race Theory, identity, citizenship and belonging, Africana studies, postcolonialism and decolonization

Potential project areas:

(post)multiculturalism; youth identity and belonging; cultural studies and education; Africana identity; comparative and international education

Research Interests: Cognitive Development, Moral Judgement and Duty or Obligation Morals, Infant / Child Development, Foundations of Religious, Mystical, Mythical and Moral Thoughts, Infant moral cognition, infant social cognition

Potential project areas:

Our work focuses on the early development of moral cognition and action in infancy.

Research Interests: Oceans and Inland Waters, ocean physics, properties of seawater, geophysical fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves

Research Interests: Biological and Biochemical Mechanisms, Asthma, Muscle, Respiratory System, Physiology, Airway smooth muscle, Contraction mechanism

Potential project areas:

Smooth muscle structure and function, contraction mechanism, lung mechanics, asthma

Research Interests: Evolutionary Genetics, Population Genetics

Research Interests: Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Foundations of Ethics, Social Organization and Political Systems, Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice, metaethics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, epistemology

Potential project areas:

The nature of normativity, expressivism, moral epistemology, moralism

Research Interests: Environment and Respiratory Diseases

Potential project areas:

We have several projects running at any given time (see the lab website and publications for a sense of what we do).
Candidates are matched with an appropriate project based on interest and expertise.
Our general approach is to welcome outstanding candidates (the very best) at every level of training to contribute to our award-winning team.

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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: