The Refugee Law Laboratory hosts externally funded postdoctoral fellows whose research engages with our mandate. In addition to pursuing their own research, postdoctoral fellows work on projects at the Lab and have opportunities to co-author publications with the Lab’s Director, Professor Sean Rehaag, who is an award-winning postdoctoral supervisor.

The Lab is interested in highly qualified candidates from a variety of disciplines, including disciplines that engage with law and disciplines that engage with technology. For candidates with backgrounds in computer science, data science, statistics and other technical fields, we can arrange for co-supervision with another faculty member.

The Lab’s 2023 deadline for SSHRC postdoc applications has now passed. In 2024, the Lab expects to support one or more SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship applications, with flexible start dates in 2025. In exceptional cases we would also consider supporting a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Eligible candidates who are interested in applying for these opportunities can indicate their interest here by June 15, 2024. Candidates from equity-seeking backgrounds and candidates with lived experience with forced migration are especially encouraged to apply.

The Lab is also open to hosting postdoctoral fellows who have access to other externally funded opportunities. If you are in this position and would like to discuss a postdoctoral fellowship at the Lab, please reach out to Note that the Lab is only able to consider supporting SSHRC and Banting Fellowship applications through the process set out above, and we are only able to consider supporting applications for other external funding opportunities if we receive notice at least 8 weeks in advance of deadlines so that we have adequate time to help develop and revise proposals.

The Lab is not currently able to accommodate postdoctoral fellows without external funding.