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: Ancient Greek world history, environment, urbanism, developmnet of societies, colonization, economics, ancient literature

Research Interests: Experimental Particle Physics, Applied physics

Potential project areas:

Particle physics experiments at CERN, Geneva.

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

Potential project areas:

Adaptation, Speciation, Evolution of Crops and Weeds, Bioinformatics

Research Interests: Family Business, Governance, Entrepreneurship, Advising, Sensemaking

Research Interests: food processing, novel non-thermal processing, functional foods, pulsed light, high pressure, cold plasma, pasteurization, sterilization, heat transfer, mass transfer, food engineering

Research Interests: Distributed Systems, High Performance Computing, Storage Systems, Data Analytics , Graph Analytics , Social Networks

Research Interests: biomechanics, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, physical activity, exercise

Research Interests: Hoarding

Potential project areas:

The Centre for Collaborative Research on Hoarding, which I direct, has two lines of research that present opportunities for a postdoctoral fellow. One area of inquiry is in the cognitive underpinnings of hoarding disorder, and the other is on community-based interventions for hoarding.

Research Interests: Use of knowledge in environmental decision making, Chlorine biogeochemistry in soil

Potential project areas:

1. Science, values and wastewater controversies
2. Teaching knowledge about knowledge to undergraduate science students
3. Grappling with vaguely worrisome substances (aka emerging contaminants/substances/pollutants of concern, micropollutants etc)

Research Interests: older adults, physical activity, tele-rehabilitation, systematic reviews


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: