Biological Physics in the Department of Physics consists of 7 regular professors, 1 adjunct at NRC and 2 professors associated with other departments. Research is enhanced with local research laboratories and institutes as well as national and international collaborations.

We are constantly looking for motivated students and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing research in a highly multidisciplinary environment. If you are interested in a particular area of study, please contact the professor directly (see Home page) and include your CV and a brief summary of your research interests. Our research efforts in biophysics are quite multidisciplinary. We encourage students with diverse backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology and engineering to apply.

While internal funding is available, you should look into applying for other sources of funding, including fellowships and awards. You can start your search for potential sources of funding here:

  1. Bullet Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

  2. Bullet NSERC

  3. Bullet OSAP - for Ontario residents

  4. Bullet FQRNT - for Québec residents


For additional information regarding the Master’s and Doctorate programs please visit graduate studies page on the Department of Physics website.


The Department is also host to a NSERC CREATE Training program in quantitative biomedicine - visit its dedicated web site to learn more about the unique training opportunities this program offers.

Graduate Studies:

Undergraduate Research:

Opportunities are also offered to undergraduate students for COOP, Summer and Honours Thesis work. Prospective students, please contact the professor of your choice directly.


While internal funding is available, you should also look into applying for other sources of funding, including fellowships and awards. You can start your search for potential sources of funding here:

  1. Bullet uOttawa Financial Aid and Awards

  2. Bullet Faculty of Science Scholarships

  3. Bullet NSERC USRA program

- updated August 2012 -


For information on Biological Physics, Biophysics and Physical Biology in Canada please visit www.qbio.ca or befriend the associated Facebook page.