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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.
Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020
The Postdoc Representatives Committee is hosting the second annual Postdoc Appreciation Week at UCalgary to highlight the important work and significant contributions of the community from September 21 - 25, 2020.
Career Skills Workshop for Postdocs
Monday, September 21 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
What do employers need and why are you a good fit? Join Career Development Specialist, Stephanie Warner, PhD, from UCalgary Career Services for a workshop exploring practical and authentic strategies to help you land a job you really want!
Unconscious Bias Workshop for Postdocs
Friday, September 25 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Postdoctoral Office welcomes Dr. William Yimbo from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a workshop that provides an understanding on how unconscious bias is formed, and ways to foster more inclusive environments.
Digital Postdoc Research Slam
The get ready for the digital edition of the Postdoc Research Slam! Present your research in a three-minute video and compete for monetary research prizes. Submit your abstract online from September 21 – October 2, 2020.
National Postdoc Association
Additional online events are being held by the National Postdoc Association during the week.
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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