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: plant evolutionary biology, adaptation, speciation, crops, weeds, invasive plants

Potential project areas:

Adaptation, Speciation, Evolution of Crops and Weeds, Bioinformatics

Research Interests: Experimental Particle Physics, Applied physics

Potential project areas:

Particle physics experiments at CERN, Geneva.

Research Interests: Glaciology, Meteorology, Climate Science

Research Interests: security and privacy in mobile applications, energy-efficiency in mobile and cloud software, compositional and collaborative software development

Research Interests: Climate change science, Climate policy, Science communication, Coastal Ecosystems

Research Interests: Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, digital media, Dostoevsky, gothic literature

Potential project areas:

Russian literary studies; comparative literary studies; literary culture; genre; narrative

Research Interests: Forestry

Research Interests: urban forestry, green infrastructure planning, green space governance, urban ecosystem services, people-nature relationships

Research Interests: Wildlife Management, Mammal Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecological Monitoring, Population and Community Ecology, Landscape Ecology

Potential project areas:

Wildlife population and community modelling; animal movement simulation; cumulative environmental impact assessment; adaptive management; human-wildlife coexistence

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, an essential eukaryotic transcriptional regulator that is mutated or deregulated in various human diseases (cancers, developmental disorders, etc). In particular, we study how Mediator and their associated transcriptional partners control (lipid) metabolism and stress responses (hypoxia, oxidative stress, starvation). We primarily use the powerful C. elegans model (aka the worm) as well as mice, we employ classic and state-of-the-art genetic, molecular, and genomic approaches. Projects revolve around mapping how Mediator subunits and their partners control metabolism and stress responses, 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 to regulate metabolism and stress adaptation.

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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: