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Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

At the University of Alberta, Postdoctoral Fellows (PDF's) are considered trainees rather than employees by the University. 

  1. Initial appointments must occur within five years from the completion of a doctoral degree or 10 years from the completion of a MD, DDS or equivalent. These time limits may only be extended by the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, due to circumstances requiring an interruption in the PDF’s research career (eg. medical necessity or parental responsibilities).
  2. Appointments are for a limited period of time, from a minimum of three months to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal to a maximum total time as a PDF of five years (including previous PDF appointments). For those not holding permanent resident status, extension of the appointment will be subject to immigration approval.
  3. PDFs train under the general supervision of a faculty member(s), as a member of a research group or as an individual researcher, and may assist with the supervision of graduate students.
  4. PDFs may apply in open competition for a faculty position.
With the prior agreement of the supervising faculty member(s), PDFs may undertake teaching responsibilities up to a maximum of one full course per term.
 
PDFs may be issued time-limited work permits for positions granting a stipend or salary. They are exempt from advance approval from Service Canada under confirmation exemption code C44 of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada's FW1 Foreign Worker Manual (pages 22, 23, 43 and 44).
 
Contacts: 
 
Ms. Yvette Labiuk
Training Program Administrator
University of Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Room 2243, 11560 University Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T6G 1Z2
Tel:  780-432-8477
Fax:  780-432-8425
Email:  yvette.labiuk@ualberta.ca

Dr. Alan Underhill
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
University of Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T6G 1Z2
Tel:  780-432-8903
Fax:  780-432-8425
 
The Department of Oncology recommends supervisors meet the CIHR minimum stipend requirement of $36,750 per annum.  Postdoctoral fellows with a PhD degree must begin their postdoctoral training within five years of obtaining their doctoral degree.