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: evolutionary ecology, population biology, biological responses to climate change, conservation biology

Research Interests: obesity, children, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, developmental programming

Research Interests: Qualitative research, Social network analysis, Healthcare team communication, Patient centered care, Chronic disease care, End of life care

Potential project areas:

Healthcare team communication dynamics and Relationships and meaning in end of life care

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

Research Interests: volcanology, rheology, geochemical thermodynamics

Potential project areas:

1) Glaciovolcanism as a tool for paleo-environmental reconstruction.
2) The rheology of natural melts and magmas.
3) The nature of the mantle lithosphere beneath the B.C. cordillera.

Research Interests: Computer based decision support systems in forest management, Forest management

Research Interests: air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology

Research Interests: Plant Growth and Development, Microtubule Dynamics and Organization, Trafficking of Membrane Receptors and Transporters, Cellulose Biosynthesis, Plant Cell Walls in Cell Shape and Tissue Function

Potential project areas:

1) The role of Microtubule-Associated Proteins in Microtubule Dynamics

2) Mechanisms of Cell Wall Construction and Modification in Plant Organ Morphogenesis

3) Microtubule-mediated turnover of membrane receptors and transporters

Research Interests: flight control, visual guidance, visual neuroscience, neuroethology, avian biomechanics, aerodynamics, wing morphing, motor control

Research Interests: Genome Instability, Stress responses, DNA repair, Cancer, Genotoxins

Potential project areas:

See my lab website for details http://www.terryfoxlab.ca/people-detail/peter-stirling/


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: