Postdoctoral Fellowships


What is the program

The National Research Council’s (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellowships 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 two-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 three years (PhD received on or after ) 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

To learn more about the following projects and submit an application, please visit the NRC's jobs page:

Requisition number Position Project title
6540 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Fusion Harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) and data fusion to locate chemical intrusion source(s) in water distribution systems
6538 Postdoctoral Fellowship, lentiviral vector purification and characterization Next generation purification and characterization of lentiviral vectors to reprogram immune cells for combating cancer
6496 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Solid state batteries Novel, conductive and flexible composite materials for solid state batteries
6497 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Marine Genomics Phytoplankton as bio-sensors for monitoring Ocean Health
6539 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cell-based Therapies for Autoimmune Disease Synthetic Regulatory Cells: Reprogramming T cells for the Treatment of Autoimmune Disease
6578 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Machine learning for spectral data analysis AI for spectral data analysis
6498 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bluff Body Aerodynamics Channelled-Roadway Wind Modeling for the Prediction of GHG Emissions from Ground Vehicles in Canada
6499 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Factors and Neuroergonomics Cognitive state monitoring of pilots using neurophysiological measures.
6546 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Multi-Wavelength Studies of the Virgo Cluster Machine Learning Applied to the Virgo Cluster: A Pathfinder for Astrophysical Research in the 2020s
6547 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Localizing Fast Radio Bursts Building Outriggers for CHIME for Interferometric Localization of Fast Radio Bursts
6563 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Life Signatures on Exoplanets Developing the Technologies to Find Life Signatures on Planets Orbiting Other Stars
6606 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hybrid Energy Harvesting Materials and Devices Development of Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric based Hybrid Energy Harvesting Materials and Devices

Application deadline

Extended to June 12, 2019 - 23:59 Eastern Time. As such, awards will be announced the end of July 2019. Successful fellows may commence their award at any time from August 15 to December 16, 2019.