Accelerated discovery of useful semiconductors

We are hiring a postdoctoral fellow and two PhD students to work on a joint project between two labs at the University of Victoria and the University of Toronto on accelerated discovery of useful semiconductors.

The PDF and one PhD student will be based at the University of Victoria and focus on experimental work; prior experience with high-throughput synthesis, characterization, solution-processed semiconductors and/or machine learning would be an asset.

The second PhD (domestic only) will work within the team at the University of Toronto focusing on computational studies; prior experience with quantum chemistry and machine learning for inorganic materials is required.

Interested candidates are encouraged to email their CV (+ transcripts for PhD students) to Prof. Saidaminov ( and Prof. Voznyy ( by April 30, 2020.

Other opportunities

We fully support suitable candidates in their applications for external funding, including NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships ProgramMitacs Elevate, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC Scholarship for graduate students, NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award and others. Interested candidates are encouraged to email ( their CV (+ transcripts for graduate candidates) to initiate a conversation.

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

UVic is 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 our full equity statement here:

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 – we are located in Pacific Coast, where it (almost) never snows. They call our place “Garden City”.

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