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: synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease

Potential project areas:

genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability

Research Interests: Behavioural neuroscience, Gambling disorder, Addiction, Decision making, Impulsivity, Traumatic brain injury

Potential project areas:

Exploring the neural, neurochemical and molecular basis of impulsivity and risky decision making, particularly as these cognitive traits relate to addiction disorders. Most of the work we do uses rat models of cognitive behaviour, but we are starting to translate our findings into human subjects.

Research Interests: Down Syndrome, Mental Health

Potential project areas:

Alzheimer's disease; Down syndrome; neuropsychiatric disorders; Neurogenesis.

Research Interests: Protein structure-dynamics-function, Regulation of gene expression, Signal transduction, Cancer, Enzyme mechanisms

Research Interests: harmony systems, phonological typology, morphology-phonology interface, language change, Icelandic

Research Interests: MRI, Medical Physics, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord, Brain, Neurological Disease, Myelin

Research Interests: Digital health, Mobile health (mHealth), Precision care, Patient-centered care, Global Health

Potential project areas:

Global digital health for patient engagement in care. Work in Canada, Africa and globally. Quantitative and qualitative studies, implementation research, and digital health policy and ethics. Especially among scaling interventions to benefit vulnerable populations.

Research Interests: simulation of human movement, computer animation, robotics, deep reinforcement learning, motor control, computer graphics

Potential project areas:

simulation of agile human motion, robotics, motion planning, sensorimotor control, dexterous manipulation, computer animation, machine learning, computer graphics, novel interfaces

Research Interests: Early Modern China, Confucianism, Authentication Studies

Research Interests: Health psychology, stress, coping, social support, couples, marriage, families, chronic illness

Potential project areas:

Coping with chronic illness; family and marital stress


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: