Postdoctoral Fellowship Program


This program offers promising 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.

What is the program

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 current annual PhD recruiting rate is typically at the AsRO level. Please see the RO salary scale for the current rates. 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 (PhD received on or after July 1, 2019) 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 2020 round of the Postdoctoral Fellowship program is now closed. A new campaign will be launched in early 2021 where specific projects will be advertised. In the meantime, please visit the NRC's careers page for a list of other opportunities.

Requisition number Position Project title
11451 Thermal management of hybrid-electric propulsion systems Development of Additively Manufactured Thermal Management Systems for Hybrid Electric Propulsion System for Future Aviation
11452 Ship airwake aerodynamics Ship motion and aerodynamic coupling for maritime helicopter piloted simulation
11457 Image Processing & ML/AI Applied Fire Research A Smart Firefighting Tool using Image Analysis
11475 Electrocatalysis for Electrochemical Energy Devices Rational design and development of innovative single-atom catalysts and free-standing electrodes for electrochemical energy storage and conversion applications
11453 Linking Van der Waals physics with strong-field photonics Linking Van der Waals physics with strong-field photonics.
11488 Revealing the chemistry of our cosmic neighbourhood The chemistry of our cosmic neighbourhood revealed with GRACES and GHOST
11454 Optical 3D printing Fast tomographic 3D printing of micro optical elements
11455 Biomedical Image Analysis / Digital Pathology Quantitative 3D mapping of the inflamed brain in Alzheimer's disease
11489 GaN Electronics GaN r-f electronics for rovers on Venus
11490 Metamaterial integrated photonics Resonant metamaterial integrated photonics
11456 Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Integrating user physiological state with virtual reality intervention for personalized digital therapies
11491 Translational Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modeling Exploiting the tissue "transparency" in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectrum to develop non-invasive, imaging-guided pharmacokinetic models of biotherapeutics

Application deadline

March 19, 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time. Awards will be announced the end of April 2021. Successful fellows may commence their award at any time from May 3, 2021 to December 10, 2021.