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, 2020) 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 careers page.

Requisition number Position Project title
18095 Computational Biology Mathematical modeling of lipidome causality in dementia development risk and resilience
18931 Speech technology for Indigenous languages Audio search and topic detection for audiovisual corpora in a polysynthetic Indigenous language
18898 A Canadian-Based Silicon Nitride Platform A Canadian-Based Silicon Nitride Platform
18982 SPIDERS pathfinder Optimizer Enabling A New Exoplanet Imaging Frontier with SPIDERS
18897 Genomic scan and engineering by design of Vero cells Mapping of the genomic landscape of Vero cells adapted in suspension for cell engineering targeted at improving productivity and robustness
18899 Developing a cell-free bacteriophage production system Development of a cell-free platform for rapid and efficient production of therapeutic bacteriophages for multidrugresistant bacteria
18943 High Voltage Evaluation of the Electrical Insulation System in Power Electronic Modules for Electric Vehicles
18900 QD multi-wavelength laser enabled mmWoF transmission systems for 5G Quantum dot multi-wavelength laser enabled MIMO and OBF mmWoF transmission systems for 5G
18906 Nature-based solutions for human health and building resilience Nature-based solutions (NBS) to protect human health and improve thermal resilience of communities and buildings in urban agglomerations
18922 Safe Marine Operations during the Digital Transformation Human-centred safety: the interaction between humans and autonomous ship technologies
18905 Machine Translation Multilingual Machine Translation for Transforming Response to Refugees and Forced Migration
18942 Ceramic 3D printing Multi-material additive manufacturing for extreme environments
18914 Additive Manufacturing Metal powder spreadability and packing in powder bed based additive manufacturing processes

Application deadline

March 27, 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time. Awards will be announced at the end of April 2023. Successful fellows may commence their award at any time from May 2023 to December 2023.