Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Postdoctoral Fellows

The research-intensive environment at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing provides an optimal setting for postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) to transition from graduate student studies to independent scholarship. PDFs with the Bloomberg faculty are trainees who are provided with the opportunity to further their research skills while working with an experienced faculty mentor.

Applicants who wish to pursue a postdoctoral training experience should contact one of the faculty members to discuss their interests and work with them to develop an appropriate faculty supervisor/PDF arrangement. 

Once this supervisor/PDF arrangement has been established, the applicant should compile the following items and submit them to Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAAN, Associate Dean Research and External Relations, by email (

  1. Statement of interest, identifying the supervisor, describing planned research projects and training goals, and naming two referees (five page limit, single spaced)
  2. Recent curriculum vitae (no page limit)
  3. Letter from potential Bloomberg Nursing postdoctoral supervisor describing training plans, and funding source and amount (two page limit, single spaced)

Fellows are funded from a variety of sources, secured either by the PDFs themselves or their faculty supervisors. PDFs can secure funding from external granting agencies, fellowship programs or may be offered funding from their faculty supervisors’ grant or research resources.

Compensation, regardless of funding source, must meet the $35,000 minimum annual stipend as outlined by the University of Toronto. Postdoctoral fellows within the Bloomberg faculty are subject to the policies and procedures for PDFs of the University of Toronto.

Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Toronto are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 3902, Unit 5).  More information about postdoctoral fellows and their contracts, and information about pay and benefits.


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