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Postdoctoral research offers recent Doctoral degree recipients the chance to further their professional development, build on their research, and effectively transition from life as a student to that of an independent scholar. At McGill, postdoctoral researchers have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s foremost professors and researchers, and work in an environment that supports and celebrates excellence. 

Postdoctoral fellows

In Quebec, postdoctoral fellow is a regulated category of trainee requiring full time registration at the University in compliance with provincial regulations set out by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) for the purpose of governing postdoctoral education. Quickly defined, postdoctoral fellows must be within five years of graduating with a Ph.D. or equivalent (including a recognized health professional degree plus a medical specialty) who are engaged in research at the invitation of and under the supervision of a member of McGill’s academic staff. More detailed information about this category can be found here.

Research trainees

If your situation does not conform to the MEES definition of postdoctoral fellow, you may be eligible to attend McGill as a postdoctoral research trainee. Criteria for this category and more detailed information can be found here. Als,o see the conditions and services for research trainees and application and registration information. For more information on the enrolling process of the research trainees, refer here.




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