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: Applied physics, especially novel geometrical approaches, Applied optics, Illuminating engineering and display technology

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

Research Interests: Polymers, Biomaterials, Blood Coagulation, Macromolecular Therapeutics, Iron Chelators, Thrombosis, Cell-surface Engineering, Proteomics Tools, Implants and Medical Devices

Research Interests: Plant phylogenetics, Plant systematics, Plant evolution, Organelles, Phylogenomics, Land plants, Mycoheterotrophs

Potential project areas:

Plant phylogenetics and molecular evolution

Research Interests: scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, iterative linear solvers, constrained optimization, numerical solution of partial differential equations

Research Interests: cloud computing, distributed systems, software engineering, software analysis

Research Interests: Theoretical and mathematical physics, the physics of elementary particles, condensed matter physics, String theory, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Moedal experiment, Large Hadron Collider, CERN

Potential project areas:

String theory, quantum field theory

Research Interests: biodiversity, speciation, fishes, conservation, biogeography

Potential project areas:

Genetics of speciation in sympatric char

Research Interests: Evolutionary morphology, Marine invertebrate zoology, Evolutionary protistology, Species discovery, Phylogenetic biology, Comparative organismal biology, Marine biodiversity


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: