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: Global Journalism, Innovation in Journalism, Documentary Production, Investigative Reporting

Potential project areas:

Investigative reporting on global supply chains

Research Interests: Childhood obesity with specific interests in prevention and treatment using lifestyle modification

Potential project areas:

1) Understand how behaviour modification works to change lifestyles behaviours associated with obesity - Randomized control trial
2) Understand how transitioning from elementary schools to secondary school influence student health behaviours associated with obesity
3) Understand the influence of the Active Play standards influence licensed childcare centre as well as the opportunities for structured and unstructured physical activity. Determine whether the Active Play standard increase fundamental movement skills of 3 to 5 year old children.

Research Interests: Pharmacogenomics, Gene-based therapeutics, Precision medicine

Potential project areas:

see http://colinrosslab.com/who-we-are/colin-ross/
see https://pharmsci.ubc.ca/directory/colin-ross

Research Interests: Assessment, PBL, Teacher Beliefs & Identity, Opportunity to Learn, HPS

Potential project areas:

Health Science Education
Assessment and Competency Based Education

Research Interests: postcolonial , anti-colonial, feminist, queer theory, psychoanalysis, subjectivity, comparative literature: Arabic, English, French

Research Interests: Food Safety

Research Interests: pharmacology, ADMET, drug discovery, mass spectrometry, natural products, cancer cell biology, steroidogenesis in oncology, hormone receptor targeting and pathway analysis (pharmacodynamics), extracellular vesicles in cancer cell communication

Potential project areas:

Exosomes as mediators of cancer progression

Vitamin D homeostasis and treatment for cancer

Natural compounds as therapeutics for cancer

Influence of external factors on cancer cell steroidogenesis

Research Interests: Microbial Diversity, Marine Microbiology, Environmental Virology, Biological Oceanography, Viral Discovery, Viruses, Phage

Potential project areas:

Generally students will need to be funded through external scholarships, or be funded through a University Graduate Fellowship, or other UBC Fellowship.

Research Interests: Ancient Greek natural philosophy, Aristotle's ethics, ethics and global poverty


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: