Postdoctoral Fellowships available at National Research Council Canada


National Research Council of Canada (NRC)


Postdoctoral Fellowships


NRC has announced a new initiative to bring up to ten postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) to work alongside their internationally recognized research leaders. The program will offer PDFs access to unique world-class facilities and the opportunity to work alongside multi-disciplinary teams of expert researchers and technicians on projects of critical importance to CanadaPDFs will carry out research on innovative research projects, with opportunities for career development (publications and/or industry interaction).

PDFs will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual PhD recruiting rate is $64,437. In addition PDFs will be allocated a travel fund to support their work.


Fellowships will be for two years contingent on satisfactory progress achieved during the first year.

Candidates should have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) within the past three years (PhD received on or after July 1, 2014) or expect to complete their PhD by September, 2017. To be eligible, a candidate will be required to submit their CV, three publications, a statement of interest for each project to which they wish to apply, and send the names of three references with contact information.

Fellows will work in a lab under the direct supervision of an NRC researcher.

Successful fellows may commence their award anytime from July 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

Special Notes

Consult the list of projects for which NRC is seeking applications.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Applications are due by April 23, 2017 with awards announced by May 12, 2017.

How to Apply

Apply online (NRC's website).

For More Information

Applicants seeking more information on this program or any of the projects should contact NRC directly at

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