Postdoctoral Fellows

UBC is one of the top twenty research institutions in the world. Postdoctoral fellows play an indispensable role in this world-class research environment. In the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, postdoctoral fellows work with leaders in their field to contribute to a body of knowledge that impacts our region, our country, and the international community.

Dedicated Research Facilities

In addition to dozens of active research labs, postdoctoral fellows in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences can also choose to work at one of our interdisciplinary Research Institutes or Centres where faculty members from across the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities collaborate on the interconnected and complex issues faced by society today.

Postdoctoral fellows may also collaborate with researchers in other fields at one of the many institutes and centres housed on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Accomplished Faculty Members

As a postdoctoral fellow with the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, you will have access to renowned and award-winning faculty members, who are recognized leaders in their field. If you are interested in working with one of our faculty members, please contact the faculty member directly, or email the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean of Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Featured Faculty

John Klironomos

John Klironomos lives out his passion for soil and plant ecology at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

John’s Story

Andrew Jirasek

Andrew Jirasek pursues uncharted territories at play and in his work, which investigates advanced delivery methods of radiation treatment.

Andrew’s Story

Learn more about our faculty members and their research projects.

Fellowships and Funding

In addition to Tri-Council Postdoctoral funding opportunities, you may be interested in applying for either a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, or a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Postdoctoral fellows who are successful Killam or Banting recipients will also receive $5,000 per year from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences to support travel expenses, in addition to the Office of Research top-up and funding provided by the supervisor.

Stephanie Hobbis

UBC anthropologist Stephanie Hobbis studies women helping women in the South Pacific, and how digital technology is improving their lives.

Stephanie’s Story

Human Resources Information

Postdoctoral fellows are individuals who have completed a doctoral degree and who are seeking the opportunity to train further in a particular area of research. Postdoctoral fellows at UBC can either be employees or trainees (award recipients), depending on the job description, level of direction, and nature of research grant.


John Klironomos
Advisor to the Dean, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Julie Martin
Assistant to John Klironomos