I worked at National Research Council Canada full-time
Great colleagues, interesting work
Takes too long to get get paper work done
Advice to Management
decrease the layers of approval processes: trust your people.
It can be a long process. First you should go to their web site and find a "sponsor." There will be research descriptions for available sponsors. DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST. Pick one that will be a good mutally fit. The work should sound interesting to you and your skills should align with thier goals. Next, contact the sponsor and if they have mutual interest you put together a proposal. The proposal is then graded and if you get a high enough score you are selected.
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