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We convene extraordinary minds.

From our office in Toronto’s vibrant MaRS Discovery District, our team of dedicated professionals enables groundbreaking research. Since 1982, we’ve built a community of researchers that now includes 20 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 18 countries. 

With programs on topics ranging from consciousness to quantum computing to artificial intelligence, the portfolio of research collaborations CIFAR supports is vast and cutting-edge.


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We value our employees.

Learning opportunities

You can expect regular workshops, lunch-and-learns, and investment in staff professional development.

Generous benefits

Our flexible benefits program allows employees to select the level of coverage needed for their family. We also offer membership to a defined benefit pension plan and access to our 24/7 Employee and Family Assistance Program.


We offer generous maternity and parental leave top-ups and a flexible work environment, including work-from-home arrangements.

Leading research

CIFAR’s impact benefits entire fields of study, leading to discoveries, cures, treatments, inventions, and patents. Be part of transformative advances across the physical and social sciences.

Commitment to excellence

CIFAR’s dedicated team is highly qualified, motivated, and curious. We enjoy regular team-building activities, collaborate, and strive for the highest quality in everything we do.

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Six core values guide our work:

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CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.

We recognize that bringing together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is integral to advancing excellence and increasing the impact of our organization. Our leadership, staff and volunteers strive to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace and, in turn, an environment that will give our diverse global community of researchers the support to successfully address the most important questions facing science and humanity. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome, regardless of age, education, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, parental status/responsibility, immigration status, Indigenous status, religion, disability, language, race, place of origin, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, and other attributes is vital to achieving our mission. We strongly encourage applications from members of our society who face systemic barriers and biases, including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minority/racialized communities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, members of marginalized gender identity communities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants may confidentially self-identify at the time of application.

Support Us

CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.

MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave., Suite 505
Toronto, ON M5G 1M1 Canada