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: Bayesian statistical methods, Causal inference, Evidence synthesis, Biostatistics

Research Interests: Education policy, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Neoliberalism, Governmentality, Micropolitics , Biopolitics, Subjectivity

Potential project areas:

*Education policy, especially enactments and problematizations *Governmentality studies in education, particularly micropolitics and subjectivities *Methodological uses of fieldwork in philosophy and post-qualitative approaches

Research Interests: 19th c. German and comparative literature, media theory, material culture studies, film studies, critical theory

Potential project areas:

media theory; Frankfurt School; film history; history of the book; German cultural studies

Research Interests: Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety

Research Interests: Basic and translational leukemia research, Leukemic stem cell biology , Gene regulation , Drug resistance , Proteomics

Potential project areas:

The overall goal of my research program is to understand the molecular mechanisms and cellular functions of specific oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, miRNAs and their target genes in the regulation of the properties of cancer/leukemic stem cells, signal transduction events, initiation and progression of human leukemia and drug resistance. The ultimate objective is to identify molecules and pathways that will lead to new, rationally designed, more effective, and less toxic, personalized molecularly targeted therapies. In particular, we are extremely interested in developing mechanism-based combination therapeutic strategies that can directly target drug-insensitive leukemic stem cells.

Research Interests: Cosmology

Potential project areas:

A wide range of topics within observational and theoretical cosmology

Research Interests: Multivariate extreme value theory, Risk assessment, Applications in finance, insurance, geosciences

Potential project areas:

Financial risk analytics

Research Interests: simulation nursing education, interprofessional health professional education, health communication, lactation support, leadership in nursing

Potential project areas:

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

Research Interests: tax and development, law and development, tax policy, Chinese legislative system, Chinese administrative law

Potential project areas:

Research in Chinese law that focuses on the legislative and executive branches;
Tax policy, especially in the areas of international taxation, VAT, and tax administration
Taxation in developing countries (but not international taxation)

Research Interests: Ion channels, electrical signaling, Cardiac arrhythmia, Epilepsy, Calcium signaling, Structural Biology, electrophysiology

Potential project areas:

Disease-related projects:
1) Cardiac arrhythmia
X-ray crystallography and electrophysiology to understand the impact of disease-causing mutations on various cardiac ion channels and their associated proteins

2) Epilepsy
Structural and functional investigation of disease mutations in neuronal voltage-gated sodium channels

3) Skeletal muscle disorders
Central core disease and malignant hyperthermia are due to mutations in skeletal muscle ion channels.

Fundamental Science
1) Gating mechanisms in voltage-gated channels.
How do channels inactivate and facilitate? How are small molecules and proteins modulating this process?

2) The Excitation-contraction coupling machinery
What are the components involved in E-C coupling of muscle tissue? How do they associate with the skeletal muscle ion channels?


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: