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: functional data analysis, smoothing, splines

Research Interests: ecology, freshwater biology, food webs, streams

Research Interests: human genetics, cancer genetics, cancer families, longevity, Super seniors, genetic susceptibility

Potential project areas:

Genetics of healthy aging. Genetics of lymphoid cancers in families.

Research Interests: Virology, Virus, Antiviral innate immunity, translation, Protein synthesis, RNA, RNA structure function, tRNA, ribosome, RNA virus, protease, molecular biology, picornavirus

Potential project areas:

Projects include
- elucidating virus host interactions such as antiviral innate immunity and viral proteins that modulate cellular processes
- identifying host protein substrates by viral proteinases
- non-canonical protein synthesis mechanisms used by viruses and cellular mRNAs

Approaches include biochemical, molecular and cell biology methods, proteomics and genome-wide deep sequencing

Research Interests: Transcription, Gene regulation, C. elegans, Metabolism, Aging, Stress responses , Molecular Genetics, Mouse

Potential project areas:

My lab is interested in gene regulation by the so-called Mediator complex, which is mutated or deregulated in various human diseases. Using primarily the powerful C. elegans model (aka the worm) as well as mice, we employ classic and state-of-the-art genetic, molecular, ad genomic approaches to define how individual Mediator subunits interact with cellular signalling pathways to prevent disease and promote healthy aging. Projects revolve around identifying Mediator:transcription factor interactions, defining their molecular determinants to explore target ability by small molecule compounds, and to identify which cellular signalling pathways these factors interact with.

Research Interests: Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues

Potential project areas:

See my website: http://ecps.educ.ubc.ca/person/robinder-bedi/

See my lab website as well: http://bedi.ecps.educ.ubc.ca/

Research Interests: Pharmacogenomics, Adverse drug reactions (ADRs), Drug safety and effectiveness, Clinical pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance

Potential project areas:

There are numerous opportunities for pursuing doctoral and post-doctoral research using state of the art genotyping and sequencing platforms to identify the genetic determinants of severe adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in paediatric and adult populations. In close collaboration with the CPNDS active surveillance network, genetic association and validation studies are being performed to define ADR causal genes and to develop diagnostic tests to offer personalized therapeutic recommendations for commonly used drugs. Current pharmacogenomics and surveillance focuses are: cisplatin, anthracyclines, vincristine, warfarin, codeine, inhaled corticosteroids, 5-HT3 antagonists (antiemetics), and drugs used in the treatment of Hepatitis C. Other projects include the development of clinical practice guidelines for six drugs, and knowledge translation to implement pharmacogenomic testing in clinical practice.

Research Interests: Occupational Health, Noise and Chrnoic Disease

Research Interests: Cancer immunology and immunotherapy, Oncolytic viruses, T cell engineering, Clinical trials

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


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: