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Submitted by mclean1 on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:52am

Prospective Postdocs

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.

Program overview

A postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary is considered a trainee under the supervision and mentorship of an academic faculty member. The appointment is normally full-time and involves substantial research activity. Effective September 2013, the minimum stipend for a postdoc at the University of Calgary is $40,000/year plus extended health and dental benefits. Income earnings are considered stipend and therefore are not subject to Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) or Employment Insurance (EI) deductions. Income is subject to Canadian Income tax.

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