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: Ecohydrology, Carbon cycle, Land use, Water and Sustainability, Biogeochemistry, Data Science

Research Interests: Health psychology, Stress physiology, Acute exercise, Exercise interventions, Physical activity, Physical literacy, cellular aging, telomeres, chronic stress

Potential project areas:

Our Fitness, Aging and Stress Lab at UBC is currently actively engaged in several different laboratory and community studies. In the laboratory, we are examining the impact of different lengths and intensities of exercise on biological and psychological responses to acute stressors. We are also examining the flip side of this - how chronic and acute stress impact biological and psychological responses to acute bouts of exercise.
In our lab, we are also recruiting 10 year old children to study the associations between physical literacy and activity with social and emotional development, and biological 'omic' profiles, including metabolomic, proteomic, and microbiomic profiles.
Finally, our lab is also analyzing data from large nationally representative studies, such as Health and Retirement Study and the Midlife in The United States Study, examining longterm impacts of socioeconomic disadvantage and chronic stressors on physical activity engagement and disease.

Research Interests: sustainable forest management, forest management planning, plantation forests + productive forests, close to nature forestry/ near natural forestry, decision support systems, economic benefits of mixed + multi cohort stands

Research Interests: stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition

Research Interests: premature infants, neurodevelopment, stress, pain , measurement, technology transfer, sucrose, rehabilitation, pediatrics

Potential project areas:

neonatology, pediatrics, occupational therapy, measurement, rehabilitation

Research Interests: Multiple sclerosis, Neuromyelitis optica, Neurological disorders

Potential project areas:

- Study of the genetic factors contributing to the onset of familial multiple sclerosis and its clinical presentations.

- Biological and behavioral characterization of the first animal model of multiple sclerosis based on human etiology.

Research Interests: hydrogeology, low-temperature geochemistry, groundwater contamination, groundwater remediation, mine waste management

Potential project areas:

Development of multicomponent reactive transport modeling tools for multiphase systems

Research Interests: visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, data science

Research Interests: human genetics, population genetics, neurology, neuroscience, neurobiology of disease, cell biology (primary murine culture and iPSC), genomics, neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Epilepsy

Potential project areas:

Disease gene mapping in population isolates. Linkage analysis within families afflicted by neurodevelopmental and/or neurodegenerative Mendelian disorders. Bioinformatic and statistical analyses of high-throughput sequencing (Illumina, Ion Proton and PACBio SMRT). Correlative genomic analysis of brain tissues (genetic, epigenetic and expression) in normal and disease states. Neuronal cell biology focused on primary cell culture and human inducible pluripotent derived neuronal cell culture. Mechanistic neurobiology of disease.

Research Interests: Biomedical Ethics, Aging and dementia, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Brain Injury, Stem Cells, Neurotechnology, Neuroethics

Potential project areas:

I am open to inspiring and supporting research in any area at the intersection of biomedicine, neuroscience, and ethics.

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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: