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: Infant moral cognition, infant social cognition

Potential project areas:

Our work focuses on the early development of moral cognition and action in infancy.

Research Interests: metaethics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, epistemology

Potential project areas:

The nature of normativity, expressivism, moral epistemology, moralism

Research Interests: Indigenous Archaeology, Northwest Coast, Oral Traditions, Spatial Analyses, Archaeology and the Law, Political Economy, Radiocarbon Dating

Research Interests: Materials Science and Engineering, Computational Materials Science, Manufacturing, Alloy Design, Solid State Physics, Mechanics

Research Interests: Gene transfer mediated by virus-like particles, Light-driven reactions in photosynthesis proteins, Applications of photosynthesis proteins to solar energy

Potential project areas:

Gene transfer mediated by virus-like particles; light-driven reactions in photosynthesis proteins; applications of photosynthesis proteins to solar energy.

Research Interests: enzymes, polysaccharides, carbohydrates, biomass, cellulose, plant cell walls, microbiota

Research Interests: early osteoarthritis, magnetic resonance imaging in osteoarthritis, biomarkers in osteoarthritis, progression of early osteoarthritis, clinical detection of early osteoarthritis

Potential project areas:

Predictors of knee osteoarthritis progression over 7 years.

Research Interests: physical oceanography, coastal oceanography, forecast models, coupled bio-physics and chem-physics and all three models

Research Interests: Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, Computer-Aided Design Algorithms, High-Level Synthesis

Potential project areas:

Debug for FPGAs
FPGA Architectures

Research Interests: Adolescent Suicide, Sociological Theory, Mental Health, Social Psychology, Emotions


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: