Highly motivated postdoctoral fellow and graduate student candidates are encouraged to email their CV and transcripts to Dr. Saidaminov (msaidaminov at to initiate a conversation. The corresponding letter should explain demonstrated track record and experiences relevant to one of our research areas. Please note that only down-selected candidates will be contacted for further steps.

We are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read UVic’s full equity statement here:

Other opportunities

We fully support suitable candidates in their applications for external fundings, including NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships ProgramMitacs Elevate, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC Scholarship for graduate students, NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award and others.

We are also open to collaborate with industry partners to undertake an applied project and employ jointly researchers.

Contact information

Dr. Makhsud Saidaminov, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, Elliott 234. Mailbox: PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada

For sending research samples:
Makhsud Saidaminov
c/o Science Stores
3800 Finnerty Road
Petch Bldg. Rm. 168
University of Victoria
Victoria BC V8P 5C2

Useful links

UVic Graduate Studies – all students will have to formally apply for Graduate Studies at the University of Victoria.

Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC) – we have an exclusive access to all CAMTEC facilities, including an in-lab SAXS and the world’s highest-resolution electron microscope.

Victoria BC is located in Pacific Coast, where it (almost) never snows. They call it “Garden City”.