Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships
The UBC Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute [qmi.ubc.ca] invites applications for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows interested in a variety of research topics related to quantum materials from the perspectives of growth, characterization, computation and theoretical description. These positions are part of rapid growth of the institute enabled by several large federal grants and matching funding from the university that will support new faculty positions, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research associates and technical staff. SBQMI and the associated Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials [www.fkf.mpg.de/mpg-ubc] offer a highly collaborative research environment with strong international connections.
The SBQMI Postdoctoral Fellowships offer competitive salary support and benefits (including extended health, dental, and employee and family assistance program) and the opportunity to work with the world-leading groups at the UBC SBQMI and with their international research partners. Outstanding candidates demonstrating research excellence, and ability to collaborate and bridge research perspectives will be considered for a top-tier award affording a greater degree of autonomy including a small discretionary research fund towards their proposed project.
Interested candidates should contact principal investigators [http://qmi.ubc.ca/?page_id=86] aligned to their interests to discuss potential projects. Candidates must have obtained or expect to complete their doctoral degree no later than September 2017, and be able to demonstrate a solid scientific background, as evidenced by publication record, letters of recommendation, and research proposal. Evidence of teamwork, strong communication skills, and ability to supervise students will also be taken into consideration. To apply, please provide:
- Brief cover letter, including the SBQMI researchers you have discussed projects with, and the names of those who will provide recommendations
- Curriculum Vitae, including full publication list
- 1-2 page research proposal
- 3 letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees)
Application materials should be sent to email@example.com. All materials (including reference letters) should be received by November 1, 2016 to ensure full consideration.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.