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: evolution, game theory, social dilemmas, dynamical systems, stochastic processes

Research Interests: Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Oceanic islands and mantle plumes, Environmental geochemistry, High-precision/sensitivity geochemical analyses

Research Interests: medicinal inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry

Potential project areas:

radiopharmaceutical chemistry of metallic isotopes

Research Interests: hydrogeology, low-temperature geochemistry, groundwater contamination, groundwater remediation, mine waste management

Potential project areas:

Development of multicomponent reactive transport modeling tools for multiphase systems

Research Interests: databases, data management, data integration, metadata management

Research Interests: Health psychology, Stress physiology, Acute exercise, Exercise interventions, Physical activity, Physical literacy, cellular aging, telomeres, chronic stress

Potential project areas:

Our Fitness, Aging and Stress Lab at UBC is currently actively engaged in several different laboratory and community studies. In the laboratory, we are examining the impact of different lengths and intensities of exercise on biological and psychological responses to acute stressors. We are also examining the flip side of this - how chronic and acute stress impact biological and psychological responses to acute bouts of exercise.
In our lab, we are also recruiting 10 year old children to study the associations between physical literacy and activity with social and emotional development, and biological 'omic' profiles, including metabolomic, proteomic, and microbiomic profiles.
Finally, our lab is also analyzing data from large nationally representative studies, such as Health and Retirement Study and the Midlife in The United States Study, examining longterm impacts of socioeconomic disadvantage and chronic stressors on physical activity engagement and disease.

Research Interests: Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics , Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods, Unstructured Mesh Generation, Applied Aerodynamics

Research Interests: Glaciology, Meteorology, Climate Science

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

Potential project areas:

Adaptation, Speciation, Evolution of Crops and Weeds, Bioinformatics

Research Interests: Proteostasis, Protein Degradation, Protein Folding, Proteomics, Ubiquitin, Proteasome, Neurodegenerative diseases, Aging, Cell Biology, Yeast Genetics, Biochemistry

Potential project areas:

The main lab focus is protein quality control and how misfolded proteins are triaged within the cell. In the next years, we want to establish several new projects and here are some examples:
- Identification of protein quality control pathways mediating rare genetic diseases in human.
- Reconstitution of the quality control machinery in vitro to better understand the molecular mechanism.
- Characterization of the Nedd4/Rsp5 quality control pathway in mammalian cells.
- Development of new proteomics approaches to determine client repertoires of chaperone proteins.
- Characterization of the formation of heat stress granules.

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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: