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Career Opportunities

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


Postdoctoral research fellowship eligibility can be found in UBC Policy AP10, Postdoctoral Fellows. In order to be eligible for a postdoctoral fellowship, a postdoctoral fellow generally must be within 5 years of being awarded a PhD or within 10 years of being awarded a M.D. or D.D.S. degree.

First Steps

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.

Post a Position

If you are a UBC faculty, department/unit, or laboratory and are interested in posting a position, please refer to the Job Ads page on the G+PS Faculty & Staff portal. Positions can be cross-posted to a number of job search websites, including Nature Careers, EurAxess, Mendeley Careers, jobRxiv, and Handshake. For additional information, contact the PDFO.

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. Postdoctoral Fellowship positions may also be posted on UBC's Faculty Careers Workday portal.

The following faculty members have indicated to us that they are actively looking to attract Postdocs.

Show Faculty Interested in Postdocs

Research Interests: Community Health / Public Health, Behavioral medicine, Exercise psychology, Mental health, Physical activity and public health, Physical activity interventions

Potential project areas:

Physical activity and public health - intervention development and evaluation

Research Interests: Climate change, Polar climate, Isotope geochemistry, Data analysis, inverse modeling, Paleoclimate

Research Interests: theoretical phonology, morphology-phonology interface, phonological typology, historical linguistics (language change), locality relations, Icelandic

Potential project areas:

  • theoretical phonology
  • phonological typology
  • segmental phonology (esp. harmony/dissimilation processes, locality)
  • morphology-phonology interface (e.g. allomorphy, paradigm gaps, construction-specific phonology)
  • diachronic phonology and "morpho-phonology (e.g. sound change, phonologization, lexicalization/morphologization, "analogical change")
  • Icelandic or Faroese (phonology, phonetics and/or morphology)

Research Interests: Agri-food Transformation Products, Microbiology, Bioactive Molecules, Food Microbiology, Food Safety

Research Interests: Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Biomechanics, Exercise, Joints (Articulations), Musculoskeletal, Musculoskeletal Deformation, Neuromuscular Diseases, Orthoses and Prostheses, Physical activity, Rehabilitation

Research Interests: international political economy, international relations, international trade, trade policy, global governance, industrial policy, development, emerging powers, China, India, Brazil, World Trade Organization (WTO), US-China relations

Research Interests: Pharmacometrics, Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics, Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology

Potential project areas:

Master’s and PhD Students 

Potential Projects:
•  Development of pharmacokinetic micro-sampling techniques for children
•  Evaluation of drug-protein binding in children
•  Assessment of breast milk-drug partitioning
•  Evaluation of the influence of renal replacement therapy on drug pharmacokinetics in children
•  Development of a Bayesian population pharmacokinetic platform for use in clinical practice


Research Interests: Predicting the correlation between the structure of alloys, at the microstructural and atomic scale, and their mechanical behaviour

Research Interests: Oncology , Older adults , Geriatric oncology, Health systems research, Mixed methods research , Qualitative research , Self-management , e-health

Potential project areas:

Currently my research focuses on supporting older adults and their caregivers as then engage in managing cancer treatment and survivorship. I am looking to develop patient-oriented research partnerships in BC.

Research Interests: Leukemia , Hematopoiesis, Genomics and epigenomics, Noncoding RNAs, Aging

Potential project areas:

The major research focus of my lab revolves around acute myeloid leukemia, and preleukemias referred to as myelodysplastic syndromes. Within this context we are interested in various posttranscriptional mechanisms that drive these cancers, how aging increases the risk of developing leukemias, and how to potentially target genomic and epigenomic vulnerabilities.

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:

The UBC Postdoctoral Association also maintains a Jobs page on their website.

UBC Faculty Careers

For current PDFs looking to embark on the next phase of their academic career, please visit Faculty Career Opportunities for a list of current UBC faculty opportunities. Please also visit UBC faculty websites for available positions within each specific faculty.

Current postings outside UBC

Position Title Application Deadline
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Global Sourcing amid Supply Chain Disruptions
Research Associate in Psychology
Scientist/Senior Scientist