Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows at SFU

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be able to broaden your research expertise, build associations with established researchers and strengthen your publication record, thereby enhancing your future employment opportunities. You have the opportunity to make significant contributions to your chosen field, the University, faculty researchers, and graduate students.

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Professional Development

Discover the range of professional development opportunities available to assist you in your journey at SFU.

Looking to explore what comes next in your career? 
Check out the Career Compass workshop series

Interested curating your SFU digital footprint and being featured on the GPS  website? Visit Submit Your Profile to learn more.

Campus Life and GPS Events

Many of the University community resources open to graduate students are open to postdoctorals too!  

Visit the community guide to find resources on research, learning, wellness and peer support.

GPS also hosts a variety of in-person and virtual events throughout the year highlighting SFU big thinkers, university life and skill building opportunities. 

Visit the GPS Events Calendar for more details.

Offices that support Postdocs at SFU

Role of Human Resources

All Postdoctoral Fellows must be formally appointed through Human Resources. If you have questions regarding your appointment, contact

Questions regarding payroll can be emailed to

Questions regarding benefits can be emailed to

Role of Faculty Relations

Faculty Relations can help with immigration and visa advice.

Contact Faculty Relations by emailing

For Immigration related questions please start with the SFU Immigration Portal. This portal has information for foreign nationals regarding eligibility requirements and the steps leading up to your arrival, including how to submit a work permit. For further assistance on immigration matters, please contact Alina Roman at

Role of Office of Research Services 

ORS has oversight of faculty members and independently funded research/research activities (Fund 31) and has institutional signing authority for external research pre and post award.

Note: ORS has no oversight of fellowship administration considered “non-research” (Fund 25). For further clarification contact

Role of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS)

GPS is here to help you navigate campus resources, build your professional development as well as curate your SFU digital footprint.

Interested in being featured on our website? Visit Submit Your Profile to learn more.

Contact GPS via our Ticketing System

Postdoctoral Fellows Association (PDA)

The PDA is a postdoctoral directed body with the mission to make SFU postdoctoral fellows more visible within the university community. 

The PDA holds regular social events, meets with the administration to advocate and support postdoctorals throughout the community.

Learn more about the PDA

Postdoctoral Positions

Interested in becoming a postdoctoral fellow at SFU?

Learn about positions that may be offered at SFU or externally.

Find Funding

Review various sources where you may find and receive funding.

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