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NRC Canadian Research Associate Program
« on: Feb 06, 2011, 03:04 PM »

The Research Associate Program provides promising scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work in a challenging research environment during the early stages of their career. Applicants will be selected competitively and must demonstrate the ability to perform original, high-quality research in their chosen field.

Research Associates will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual Ph.D. recruiting rate is $52,157 (plus allowance of $8,000).

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for the Research Associate Program if you possess a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering or a Master's degree in an engineering field earned within the last five years, or you expect to obtain the degree within six months. You must have a demonstrated ability to perform original high-quality research in your chosen field. This will be the main criterion used in selecting candidates and in considering extensions of their term.

Although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, Associateships are open to nationals of all countries. The offer of an Associateship does not ensure foreign nationals Permanent Residency in Canada. Non-Canadian candidates should apply for non-immigrant status (i.e. temporary status) and an employment visa. For further information, please contact the closest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in your area.

Instructions to Apply Online

Sections of the Application Form

Complete all sections as the application form will be the basis for computerized retrieval. Incomplete applications cannot be considered further.

Education and Experience

Have a close look at NRC's list of fields. You will have to select a field for your education and experience in the application form.

Here are some suggestions on what to include in your résumé:
•   Details of education.
•   Complete details of your work experience or research experience including part-time experience as a research or teaching assistant. For example, the dates (year/months) - institution - job title - subject - supervisor.
•   Publications: theses by degree and all publications (refereed publications, in-press and submitted; reports; review of articles). Indicate main author, others, title, year, journal and page references.
•   Conferences at which you presented your work; please specify if the presentation was refereed.
•   Patents: title, patent number, date, country.
•   Honours and awards (title and dollar value).

Letters of Recommendation

Please attach two letters of recommendation to your online application. It is your responsibility to inform the referees that, under the Canadian Privacy Act, all information, assessments, etc. provided to the National Research Council of Canada in connection with this application may be accessed by yourself provided you are a resident of Canada. These letters should address your strengths and weaknesses as well as the challenges you encountered in carrying out your research.

If you cannot attach your letters of recommendation letters directly to the application form, kindly ask your referees to send the recommendation letters via email to the following address:

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NRC Canadian Research Associate Program
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