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: Business Analytics, Applied Machine Learning, Text Mining, Mobile Ecosystem, Social Media Analysis, Cybersecurity

Potential project areas:

- Application of Big Data in Business Applications
- Social Media Analysis
- Cybersecurity
- E-Commerce

Research Interests: CO2 conversion and utilization, clean energy , advanced solar cells, electrochromic windows, dynamic windows, hydrogen fuels production, catalysis

Potential project areas:

See this site for more information: https://groups.chem.ubc.ca/cberling/research/

Research Interests: food sovereignty, sustainable agriculture, socio-ecological systems, agro-ecology

Potential project areas:

policy reform for food sovereignty and agroecology; socio-ecology systems monitoring for diversified agriculture

Research Interests: Epigenetics, Chromatin, Development

Research Interests: Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim, Bhutan, First Nations, Bella Bella, Heiltsuk, Indigeneity

Research Interests: community ecology, climate change, marine invertebrates, marine algae

Research Interests: air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology

Research Interests: Clathrate (gas) hydrate science, engineering and novel applications , Clathrates-applications: natural gas storage & transport, CO2 capture & storage, water treatment), Thermodynamics of fluids and super-hydrophobic surfaces,, Novel materials from forest bio-resources, High-value papermaking

Potential project areas:

Clathrate hydrate science and engineering fundamentals and novel applications
Novel materials from forest bioresources

Research Interests: Huntington disease, Neurogenetics, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia, Mouse models of disease, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene Regulation, Experimental Therapeutics, Gene Silencing and Gene Editing, Gene Therapy, Medical Genetics

Potential project areas:

Mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases Clinical biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases (Imaging, CSF, Blood) Gene silencing, gene editing and gene therapy for brain diseases Transcriptional regulation of disease genes Experimental therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases Induced pluripotent stem cells models of human brain diseases

Research Interests: Home Birth, Place of Birth, Provider Attitudes, Respectful Maternity Care, Midwifery, Interprofessional relationships, Person-Centered Care, Patient Autonomy, Institutional Racism in Maternity Care, Maternal and Newborn Outcomes, Maternity care for diverse populations, Transdisciplinary engagement in health care

Potential project areas:

Active analysis and knowledge translation projects: qualitative and quantitative data generated by participatory maternity care research: Changing Childbirth in BC, Giving Voice to Mothers - US, Access and Integration Maternity Care Mapping study (links between regulatory frameworks and disparities)


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: