Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of British Columbia


Job Category
Faculty Non Bargaining

Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UBCO Research Support Irani Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science (Pourang Irani)

Posting End Date
May 27, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus    

Irving K. Barber School Faculty of Science 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A full-time Postdoctoral Research position (40 hours/week) is available in the Okanagan Visualization & Interaction (OVI) lab under Dr. Pourang Irani’s supervision in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (CMPS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus .  The initial appointment is for 2 year(s) with the possibility of an extension subject to performance and availability of funds.

The anticipated starting date is June 1st 2023 or soon thereafter.
A Postdoctoral Fellow must commence the appointment within five years of being awarded a Ph.D. degree, however, this time period may be extended by circumstances requiring an interruption in a research career (e.g. maternity/parental leave).

Applicants must have:

– A PhD in a related discipline undertaking internationally recognized research such as human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, XR/VR/MR and/or information visualization

– Applicants must also have documented scientific productivity, possess good interpersonal skills and will be expected to work both independently and in a team setting;

– Strong communication skills and advanced analytical skills and experience using statistical analysis tools, e.g., SPSS are required;

– Experience manipulating and analyzing large complex data sets is desired;

– Research experience and expertise in prototype development and evaluation;

– Documented scientific productivity;

– Good interpersonal skills and expected to work independently and team settings;

– Advanced analytics skills and experience using statistical analysis tools;

– Willingness to co-supervise students

Further information on the Department is available at .                           


 Applicants are asked to submit in one continuous Microsoft Word or pdf file:

  • a curriculum vitae;

  • at least one sample publication to show relevant experience (peer-reviewed preferred);

  • a statement that briefly summarizes your qualification and research interests (500 – 800 words);

  • the names of two referees who may be asked to submit letters of reference, when requested.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Pourang Irani at: [email protected]. All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Postdoc –OVI ) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The application deadline is May 26, 2023.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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