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Career Opportunities

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.

Post a Position

If you are a UBC faculty, department/unit, or laboratory and are interested in posting a position, please refer to the Job Ads page on the G+PS Faculty & Staff portal. Positions can be cross-posted to a number of job search websites, including Nature Careers, EurAxess, Mendeley Careers, jobRxiv, and Handshake. For additional information, contact the PDFO.

UBC Postdoc Opportunities

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. Postdoctoral Fellowship positions may also be posted on UBC's Faculty Careers Workday portal.

The following faculty members have indicated to us that they are actively looking to attract Postdocs.

Show Faculty Interested in Postdocs

Research Interests: Prostate Cancer, Modeling and Targeting the Development of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Research Interests: Activism and visual culture, Artist or Author Social Identity, Artistic and Literary Marginality, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Canadian contemporary art, Feminist art histories, Movement culture, Performance studies, Queer art, Social Movements

Research Interests: Cultural Industries, Formalism, Marxism and Critical Theory, Marxist Feminism, Modernism, Twentieth Century European Art

Research Interests: Computer systems, Software engineering, Software quality, security, and robustness, Program analysis, Adversarial robustness, explainability, and interpretability of ML-based systems, Mobile and cloud software

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Technologies, Cancer Imaging, Computer Assisted Interventions, Image Guided Surgery, Machine Learning, Medical Imaging, Surgical Robotics, Ultrasound Imaging

Potential project areas:

We are actively looking for individuals with strong mathematical, computer science, and engineering background with interest in machine learning applications in biomedical engineering and medical imaging.

Research Interests: Auto-Immune Diseases, Axons, Brain, Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases, Cerebral Atrophy, Histology, Image analysis, Imaging, Inflammation, Magnetic resonance imaging, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Multiple Sclerosis, Myelin, Nervous System Development, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neurological Diseases, Neurological diseases, Neuronal Systems, Pain, Pathology, Schizophrenia, Spinal Cord Diseases, Spinal cord, Spinal cord injury

Research Interests: Optics and Photonics, Micro and Nanoelectronics, Nanotechnologies, Manufacturing Processes, Biophotonics, Biosensors, Optics, Optoelectronics, Photonics, Quantum computing, Semiconductor lasers, Silicon photonics

Potential project areas:

silicon photonic device and circuit design, nanofabrication, quantum computing, single photon devices

Research Interests: Partial differential equations, mathematical physics

Research Interests: Modelization and Simulation, Evolution and Phylogenesis, Biological Behavior, Dynamical systems, Evolution, Game theory, Social dilemmas, Stochastic processes

Research Interests: Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Artistic and Literary Theories, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Cultural Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literature and Mind, Literature and Music, Modernist Studies

Potential project areas:

I welcome graduate projects in modernism, understood broadly, twentieth-century Anglophone literatures, postcolonial, cultural, and materialist studies, intersectional work in feminism, gender, race, and sexuality, and media and technology studies.

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 Application Deadline
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Global Sourcing amid Supply Chain Disruptions
Research Associate in Psychology
Scientist/Senior Scientist