Postdoctoral Fellows at SFU

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will broaden your research expertise, build associations with established researchers and strengthen your publication record.

Supporting postdoctoral fellows is a priority project within our Strategic Research Plan's implementation plan.

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  • March 19, 2021

    March 19, 2021

    Kieran is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences researching anthropogenic noise and the ecological effects of noise pollution on fish and invertebrates communities. (Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship)

  • June 08, 2020

    June 08, 2020

    Anil is a postdoctoral fellow interested on human-computer interaction and virtual and augmented reality.

  • July 29, 2021

    July 29, 2021

    Anastasia is a postdoctoral fellow at the Beedie School of Business focusing on regulations adopted by host states to govern foreign direct investment made by state-owned enterprises.

  • January 31, 2020

    January 31, 2020

    Friederike is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, Faculty of Environment.

  • May 24, 2019

    May 24, 2019

    Dr. Wilson studies the social-ecological diversity and resilience in Canadian fisheries.

  • March 05, 2021

    March 05, 2021

    Alexander is a postdoctoral fellow researching wetlands and their process of removing pollutants such as industrial wastes from the water. (Canadian Pacific/Teck Resources Award for Environmental Innovation, Simons Foundation Graduate Award in the Faculty of Environment, three Mitacs Accelerate internships and the Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship award)

  • September 13, 2023

    September 13, 2023

    Neethu is a postdoctoral fellow at the Beedie School of Business. She is an ethnographer who specializes in Economic Sociology, Gender, and Indigenous Studies.

  • November 08, 2019

    November 08, 2019

    Priyanka is working to identify and characterize new candidate proteins by integrating structural bioinformatics, biochemical and reverse proteomic approach.

  • March 02, 2023

    March 02, 2023

    Peter Thompson is a quantitative ecologist interested in developing innovative statistical methods that can be used to solve urgent problems in wildlife conservation and management. Peter is a recipient of the Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  • May 02, 2022

    May 02, 2022

    Sina is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science researching how the brain controls walking under different conditions. He is a CIHR award recipient.

  • July 10, 2020

    July 10, 2020

    Dr. Letham examines shoreline changes in the Northwest Coast of North America.

  • December 10, 2021

    December 10, 2021

    Jens is a School of Computing Science Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences whose research is in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, a subarea of Artificial Intelligence that studies how an agent's knowledge can be represented symbolically and subsequently manipulated through reasoning algorithms.

  • March 12, 2021

    March 12, 2021

    Amber is an education Postdoctoral Fellow investigating how storied resistances against rape culture are enacted online through young adult (YA) fanfiction. (Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship)

  • November 06, 2019

    November 06, 2019

    Bulmaro specializes in the use of robotic devices and augmented real-time feedback to aid in the rehabilitation and assistance of people with disabilities.

  • July 10, 2020

    July 10, 2020

    Dr. Jones' research will study the influence of external interventions on microbiome composition.

  • October 01, 2020

    October 01, 2020

    Daniel is a postdoctoral fellow who is interested in developing new photonic quantum technologies to solve real-world problems.

  • October 23, 2023

    October 23, 2023

    Jaspreet is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science. His research will contribute to remote sensing (LiDAR, Photogrammetry) for geohazard assessment in BC, Canada

  • July 09, 2024

    July 09, 2024

    Biswajit is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Mechatronics System Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. His research will improve the efficiency of the electolyzer for green hydrogen production.

Upcoming Events

This is an overview of the activities of interest to Postdoctoral Fellows. In case you have any events we should include, please contact PDA executive team at or your postdoctoral coordinator at  

We will do our best to keep this calendar updated, but to make sure you don't miss anything, please also join our postdoctoral fellow maillist by e-mailing  

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Offices that support Postdocs at SFU

Role of The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

The VPRI Office is here to help you navigate campus resources, build your professional development as well as curate your SFU digital footprint.

For all general inquiries, contact your postdoctoral affairs coordinator at  

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Role of Human Resources

All Postdoctoral Fellows must be formally appointed through Human Resources. If you have questions regarding your appointment and benefits contact

Questions regarding payroll can be emailed to

For Immigration related questions please start with the SFU Immigration Portal. This portal has information for foreign nationals regarding eligibility requirements and the steps leading up to your arrival, including how to submit a work permit. For further assistance on immigration matters, please contact Alina Roman at

Role of Office of Research Services 

ORS has oversight of faculty members and independently funded research/research activities (Fund 31)  

Note: ORS has no oversight of fellowship administration considered “non-research” (Fund 25). For further clarification contact


Postdoctoral Fellows Association (PDA)

The PDA is a postdoctoral directed body with the mission to make SFU postdoctoral fellows more visible within the university community. 

The PDA holds regular social events, meets with the administration to advocate and support postdoctorals throughout the community.

Learn more about the PDA

Postdoctoral Positions

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