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Make a significant impact on discovery, creativity and innovation as a postdoc at UCalgary
Postdocs at UCalgary
At the University of Calgary postdocs are valued members of our community, and make indispensable contributions to academic research. Our program includes one-of-a-kind funding and fellowship opportunities that enable postdocs to pursue world-changing research. Postdoctoral scholars come to UCalgary with advanced skills and a research perspective developed at other leading institutions. Many come from beyond Canadian borders and enrich the cultural diversity of our campus community.
During your tenure as a postdoctoral scholar, you will challenge our faculty to consider new research directions, mentor graduate students, and — because of the time you are able to dedicate to research — can have a significant impact on our shared goals of promoting discovery, creativity and innovation.
There are three types of postdoctoral scholar appointments at the University of Calgary:
An employee who receives funding through a supervising faculty member’s grant, a University grant, or an endowment/donation administered by the University.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Holder
An individual who is awarded a fellowship from an external granting agency following a competitive process. The University administers funds on behalf of the granting agency. These individuals do not have an employment relationship with the University.
General Associate – Guest Postdoctoral Scholar
An individual who is awarded a fellowship from an external granting agency following a competitive process. The University does not administer funds on behalf of the granting agency. These individuals do not have an employment relationship with the University.
The search and recruitment for a postdoctoral scholar is the responsibility of the supervisor and prospective postdoc. Postdocs are recruited by mutual agreement between the prospective postdoc and a University of Calgary faculty member. Visit the Careers website for a listing of current postdoctoral opportunities.
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