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Postdoctoral Office

The Eyes High strategic direction envisions the University of Calgary as a global intellectual hub. To achieve this vision, we are focused on attracting the best and brightest scholars and providing the, with world-class professional training that enables them to pursue rewarding careers in industry, academia, government, and non-governmental organizations.  To support these efforts the University of Calgary established the Postdoctoral Office within the Office of the Vice-President (Research) in 2012.

The mission of the Postdoctoral Office is to enrich and elevate postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary and support postdoctoral scholars in their pursuit of future career success. 

Management of postdoctoral appointments

  • Coordinate recruitment and hiring processes with the other administrative units on campus
  • Provide onboarding support to new postdocs
  • Assist postdocs, faculty and staff with extension of postdoctoral appointments
  • Deliver information sessions on postdoc appointments for department administrators

Postdoctoral fellowship competitions

  • Coordinate the adjudication process for internal fellowship competitions (Note: External fellowship competitions are coordinated by the Research Services Office)

Professional development resources

  • Provide resources and information on professional and career development opportunities, events and workshops
  • Deliver professional development workshops sponsored by the Vice-President (Research)

Communications to the postdocs at the University of Calgary

  • New postdoc orientation and welcome package
  • Postdoc e-newsletter and listserv
  • Distribution of campus events and workshop notices
  • Maintenance and updates to the main postdoctoral website at

If you have any questions, please contact or drop by one of our offices:

Main Campus

MT 216A



Foothills Campus