The L’Abbe lab provides an ideal environment for postdoctoral fellows to develop further their nutrition research and leadership skills, particularly as it relates to public health nutrition and health policy. Postdoctoral fellows can choose to develop their own project or do research on one of the ongoing projects in the lab. They have the opportunity to be highly innovative and demonstrate their independence and ability to broaden an area of nutrition research. They also gain valuable expertise in grant writing skills, by providing significant input into several grant applications during their fellowship or by leading on some if they wish, particularly if they see a unique opportunity ideally suited to their skills and the available lab resources. Postdoctoral fellows also have opportunities to develop their teaching skills and gain experience in mentoring graduate students and undergraduate trainees. Candidates should have strong writing and quantitative analysis skills, with an ability to work well under minimal supervision.
Please see the School of Graduate Studies website for additional information relevant to prospective postdoctoral fellows at UofT: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/postdoctoralfellows/Pages/default.aspx
A stipend is provided to all postdoctoral fellows. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek external support. External funding opportunities include:
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship – normally $40,000 or $50,000 per year for three years (+ $5,000 research allowance), depending on the health professional status of the applicant and his/her years of research or clinical training experience
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship – Awarded to outstanding Postdoctoral fellows. The award is $70,000 per year for three years.
- Banting & Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Fellowship in Diabetes Care – $40,000 per year
Please see the School of Graduate Studies website (above) for additional information on funding.