Whether you are a prospective Postdoctoral Fellow (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 in your advancement.

Becoming a Postdoctoral Fellow 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. As a comprehensive university with more than 12,000 faculty and staff members, including over 2,000 potential supervisors, there is a high probability that UBC will have a supervisor for your research interests. Faculty members can be contacted directly to discuss potential PDF appointment opportunities, and applications can be made directly to faculty members.

In order to identify a potential supervisor in your desired field of research, it is best to begin by visiting Faculty of Medicine Department websites, as most provide lists of faculty members/potential supervisors and their research interests. In addition, you can search for faculty profiles within our many Research Centres and Institutes.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also has a “Find a Supervisor” search tool that, while designed for potential graduate students, can be useful in searching for faculty by their area of research.

UBC Postdoctoral Fellow Postings

While most PDF positions at UBC can by found by contacting a faculty member directly, some positions may be posted on our Department and School websites. Visit the Careers page of the Faculty of Medicine website for a list of links to opportunities in our Departments and Schools.

Moving On – UBC Faculty Careers

For current PDFs looking to embark on the next phase of their academic career, please visit the Careers page of the Faculty of Medicine website for a list of links to faculty opportunities in our Departments and Schools.

The UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website also lists External Opportunities.