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, 2021) or expect to complete their PhD within 6 months of appointment.
  • *Exceptions may be considered to recognize personal or family related leave. Please connect with us using the contact information on the job poster to discuss in more detail.
  • 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 Project title Subject
21294 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Optomechanics, Research Officer Integrated Optomechanics for Quantum Systems
21310 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Infectious diseases VSV vaccine against potentially pandemic and highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses
21374 Postdoctoral Fellowship - Reinforcement Learning for Lower Cost Satellite Communication Reinforcement Learning for Lower Cost Satellite Communication
21360 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Membranes for Electrochemical Energy Conversion Polymer and Nanomaterial Coating Development to Mitigate Hydrogen Crossover in Water Electrolyzers for Hydrogen Production
21353 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Flood Risk Assessment for Transportation Networks Transformative Digital Platform for Assessing Flood Risks and Enhancing Transportation Infrastructure Resilience
21361 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Hyperpolarization in Quantitative NMR and Quantum Information Processing Parahydrogen-Induced Hyperpolarization: Applications to Quantitative NMR and Quantum Information Processing
21395 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quantum Plasmonic Sensors Plasmonic Nanocavity for Quantum Sensing
21311 Postdoctoral Fellowship, mRNA-encoded Bispecific Antibodies RNA-encoded Multi-specific Antibody Therapeutics Using LNP-based Delivery
21295 Postdoctoral Fellowship - High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping Through Deep Learning Developing anatomics: scaling the throughput for internal plant anatomy visualization through deep learning
21312 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Additively Manufactured Aero-Engine for Hydrogen Fuel Taking Full Advantage of Hydrogen as an Aviation Fuel: A Novel Aero-Engine Architecture Enabled by Additive Manufacturing
21339 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Toolpath Simulation and Optimization for Laser Treatment Optimized on-the-fly 3D profile laser heating
18898 Postdoctoral Fellowship, A Canadian-Based Silicon Nitride Platform A Canadian-Based Silicon Nitride Platform
18943 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Partial Discharge in Power Electronic Modules Evaluation of the Electrical Insulation System in Power Electronic Modules for Electric Vehicles
20715 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mapping of the genomic landscape of Vero cells Mapping of the genomic landscape of Vero cells adapted in suspension for cell engineering targeted at improving productivity and robustness

Application deadline

March 26, 2024 - 23:59 Eastern Time. Awards will be announced at the end of April 2024. Successful fellows may commence their award at any time from May 2024 to December 2024.