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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 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: Rehabilitation Care and Services, Social Aspects of Aging, Health Care Technologies, Osteoporosis, older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews, fracture, built environment

Research Interests: Modeling cancer, Pancreas, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic development

Potential project areas:

Tumor biology

Research Interests: Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship, Distributed Trust Technologies (Blockchain, etc.), Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes, Economic Systems, Entrepreneurship, Impacts of New Information Technologies, Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.), Media and Society, New Technology and Social Impacts, Organizational Theory, Social Networks, Social Organization and Political Systems, Social networks and organizational decision making, Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations, Socio-Economic Conditions

Potential project areas:

Primarily interested in students with an interest in developing projects about the organizational theory of distributed trust technologies (such as blockchain) and its impacts on society.

Research Interests: Nanostructures (esp based on carbon nanotubes), controlled nanofabrication, electron emission phenomena, electron microscopy, modeling and simulation of nanoscale systems

Research Interests: science and technology policy; energy policy, regulation; nuclear energy, nuclear waste management

Potential project areas:

Nuclear waste management and disposal, nuclear energy policy and regulation issues.

Research Interests: Feminist philosophy, Philosophy of archaeology, Philosophy of science, Philosophy of the social and historial sciences, Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, 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: magnetic resonance imaging, physics, quantitative susceptibility mapping, myelin water imaging, brain, maschine learning

Potential project areas:

MRI of multiple sclerosis, modelling of the MRI signal, quantitative susceptibility mapping, myelin water imaging, MRI physics, deep learning


Research Interests: Proteins and genes, cancer, NMR spectroscopy, biophysical methods, structure and dynamics of proteins involved in signal transduction, regulation fo gene expression, synthesis degradation of carbohydrates

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