Postdoctoral Fellowship


What is the program

The National Research Council’s (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship program will offer promising young scientists access to world-class facilities and the opportunity to work alongside multidisciplinary teams of expert researchers and technicians on projects of critical importance to Canada. Postdoctoral fellows will carry out research and development activities on innovative research projects, with opportunities for career development (publications and/or industry interaction). Fellows will work in a lab under the direct supervision of an NRC researcher.

Postdoctoral fellows will normally be offered a 2-year term appointment to the staff of the NRC and will receive a salary and benefits currently available to research officers. Salary is commensurate with the selected candidate's experience, is taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the minimum salary for a new PhD graduate is $68,567. In addition postdoctoral fellows will be allocated a travel fund to support their work.

Who is eligible

  • Candidates should have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) within the past 3 years or expect to complete their PhD within 6 months of appointment
  • Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada

How to apply

The 2019 round of the Postdoctoral Fellowship program is now closed. A new campaign will be launched in early 2020 where specific projects will be advertised. In the meantime, please visit the NRC's careers page for a list of other opportunities.