Chapter 8 : Probation



The probation period for postdoctoral fellows shall be a maximum of four (4) months for an initial placement and a maximum of two (2) months for any subsequent placement with a new researcher in charge.

During the probation period, the postdoctoral fellow’s work as a whole shall be subject to an evaluation using the form that appears in Annex D.

If the researcher in charge has not evaluated a postdoctoral fellow by the end of the probation period, the probation period shall be considered successful.

The Employer may terminate the employment if the probation period is not successful. The researcher in charge shall notify the postdoctoral fellow in writing a minimum of one (1) week before the effective date of the termination of employment.

A postdoctoral fellow may not contest the Employer’s decision by way of a grievance.