Postdoctoral Fellows

Who are Post-Doctoral Fellows?

A fellowship is intended to provide a learning experience in a specific research field, either as part of the individual’s continuing education, or as a prerequisite to obtaining necessary credentials.  The individual must have obtained either a PhD or Medical degree within the previous six (6) years in order to qualify as a post-doctoral fellow.  As a trainee, the post-doctoral fellow (PDF) is not an employee of the Hospital. The post-doctoral fellowship provides an important stage in the transition from graduate student to independent scholar. Post Doctoral Fellow Policy (internal document only).

Fellows should not perform clinical work and should have a supervisor affiliated with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s. For more information about Postgraduate Medical Education at St. Michael’s Hospital, visit their website.

How do I apply?

Find a potential research supervisor through the Researcher or Research Programs sections of our website.

If you are not a Canadian citizen, it is important to review the International Trainees section.

Contact the selected researcher directly and discuss the potential training opportunity.

If the researcher agrees to be your supervisor and you decide to work together, your supervisor will contact the Office of Research Administration to initiate the application process.

I have secured a research student training opportunity at St. Michael’s Hospital.  Now what?