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Jobs in Research

Obtaining hands-on research experience is imperative to many students to help determine if research is the appropriate career path for them. Resources available to you are:

*Database: Research Opportunities Database

*This is not a job bank, but rather a list of professors who tend to hire science students on a volunteer, part-time or summer basis (paid or unpaid).

If you are a professor and would like to be included in this database, please contact linda [dot] cicuta [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Linda Cicuta).

Student Programs

  • Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
    Opportunities for full-time students to obtain hands-on work experience related to their field of study.  Campaign runs in October.
  • Research Affiliate Program (RAP)
    Opportunities for full-time students to conduct innovative research and gain experience with federal organizations.
  • Post-Secondary Co-Operative Education and Internship Program
    Opportunities to get hands-on experience in their fields with federal organizations.
  • Industrial Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC - IUSRA)
    16-week industrial research internship for undergraduate students.  Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR)
    Hiring program for university graduates into a range 0f entry-level officer jobs within the federal government.  Campaign runs in Sep-Oct.
  • NRC Post-Secondary Programs
    Students get an opportunity to work on leading edge research projects and in turn contribute their energy and fresh ideas. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applied Student Research (ASR)
    Research/applied learning opportunities and courses relating to sustainability.
  • IRIC Next General Awards - Summer Internships (IRIC)
    12 or 16-week summer internships in the field of cancer research at the IRIC of the Université de Montréal. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • GMT McGill - Global Medical Training
    A student-run McGill branch that provides medical and dental care in developing countries, while teaching undergraduate students basic clinical and pharmaceutical skills.
  • Mitacs - Reserach Internship Programs
    Research internship programs for undergraduates and graduates.  Contact rreich [at] mitacs [dot] ca (Rebecca Reich) for more information.
  • RISE Programs - Internships in Germany (DAAD)
    Research internships in Science and Engineering programs in Germany .
  • Science Links (Science.gc.ca)
    Links to the job sites from Canadian governmental departments.

Resources for Undergraduate Students in Science

If you are a Science student, consider the following programs from the Faculty of Science.

Health Network / Research Centres

If you are looking to gain some experience in health service or working in labs, consider volunteering or visiting the following health departments/clinics or research centers for opportunities.

  • McGill Research and International Relations
    McGill research centres, inter-university research centres, hospital research centres, networks of centres of excellence and research facilities (on-campus, off-campus, inter-institution).

Hospitals and Health Network

Life Sciences / Sciences



Job Websites

Job websites that offer research opportunities.

Science Alternatives

Looking for alternative careers? Learn other career options from this website:

Alternative Career - Patent Agent

Science Writing

The following organizations recruit for science editing/writing.

Please note that CaPS and McGill do not endorse any particular websites/services; the listing is for your information only.

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