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 minimum salary for a new PhD graduate is $72,052. 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, 2017) 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. Visit the NRC's careers page for the two remaining projects.

Requisition number Project title Position
9599 Device Integration of Atomic Quantum Dots Postdoctoral Fellow, Macro to Atom scale connections using STM and related methods
6563 Developing the Technologies to Find Life Signatures on Planets Orbiting Other Stars Postdoctoral Fellow, Life Signatures on Exoplanets

Application deadline

April 15, 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time. Awards will be announced the end of May 2020. Successful fellows will be contacted directly with further details.

Don't hesitate, apply today!