The government of Canada is currently offering a Postdoctoral Research Program to outstanding domestic and international students who recently graduated in the field of natural sciences to join in their Postdoctoral Research Program 2021.
About Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Program
The Postdoctoral Research Program provides scientists, who have recently obtained a doctoral degree in a field of natural sciences, with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions located across Canada. In turn, the Government of Canada benefits from new and emerging talent. Federal research scientists contribute to strategic decisions, policies, regulations, and programs by providing a sound scientific knowledge base through their research. Research scientists perform their work in pursuance of departmental mandates in order to attain specified outcomes and to conceptualize, identify, formulate and set in motion new outcomes in delivering programs, meeting the future needs of the department.
The Postdoctoral Research Program (PRP) is an international and horizontal program that provides promising new scientists to access to unique world-class facilities across Canada and the opportunity to work alongside multi-disciplinary teams of expert researchers and technicians on projects of critical importance to Canada.
Eligibility Criteria for Selection
Candidates are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria for the Government of Canada Postdoctoral Research Program Scholarship.
- Applicants must be domestic or international students
- Students admitted into PhD degree program.
- Willingness and ability to be away from home for one or two weeks at a time on work-related travel.
- Willingness and ability to travel (within and/or outside Canada)
- Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice or without notice
- Reliability or Secret security clearance
- Work overtime as required.
- Candidates must have obtained a doctoral degree (PhD) within the last three (3) years from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of natural sciences with a specialization related to the duties of the position.
- Currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a recognized post-secondary institution, however, you must have completed your degree in order to be appointed to a position.
- Reliability or Secret security clearance.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.
- Medical examination for isolated posts.
- Valid certification and successful completion of the Canadian Firearms Safety Course ‒ “Restricted” and “Non-restricted” firearms.
- Work over long periods in the field conducting research, often under harsh environmental conditions.
- Willingness and ability to work in the laboratory and in the field under less than ideal conditions (i.e. inclement weather).
- Adherence to laboratory safety standards
- Medical clearance (depending on the requirement of the position)
Partnering Federal Government Organizations
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Health Canada (HC)
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
All Interested and eligible applicants seeking this scholarship are requested to submit an online application form for the programme.
You will be asked to provide contact details, education information (undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees) as well as to answer screening questions regarding your previous professional experience.
You will be required to upload the following mandatory document:
- Your resumé/CV
Additional optional documents that can be uploaded include:
- Cover letter;
- Foreign education credentials assessments;
- Academic diplomas;
- Official language results;
It is strongly advised that you have your documents ready and accessible before you start completing the application to avoid any potential interruptions or problems.
The deadline for this scholarship is not stated