Careers

Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Toronto:

 

Accelerated experimental materials discovery 

 Applicants for this position must have or be close to receiving their PhD degree in an area of science or engineering with the below desired experience. They will closely work with other post-docs and PhD students, as well as industrial partners (including through the A3MD initiative: https://a3md.utoronto.ca/) for developing novel methods to accelerate materials discovery. 

 

  • Background in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, metallurgy, or a related field with academic or industrial experience. 
  • Experience with designing, planning, and executing inorganic synthesis of catalysts including mixed metal alloys and oxides is a must. 
  • Expertise with automated experimental platforms and robotics is preferred. 
  • Expertise with characterizing materials using electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, analytical chemistry is preferred.  
  • Experience with performing data analysis of large datasets to optimize process parameters and key performance indicators. 
  • Expertise in programming with Python or other programming languages is needed. 
  • Experience with catalysis or electrochemistry is a plus.  
  • Successful candidates are expected to publish first-authored papers in high-impact journals and cultivate their mentoring skills by devoting a portion of their time to the supervision of graduate students in the group and the development of new research directions. 

 

Applications should be sent before Feb 1st, 2022, to Prof. Ted Sargent (ted.sargent@utoronto.ca)Dr. Brandon Sutherland (brandon.sutherland@utoronto.ca), and Jehad Abed (jehad.abed@mail.utoronto.ca) at the University of Toronto. Please list 3 referees who have confirmed that they are willing to supply letters of reference upon request. 

 

Accelerated computational materials discovery

The Sargent group unites chemistry, physics, and engineering within eight experimental laboratories at the University of Toronto. Our mission is to advance the physics and chemistry of optoelectronic materials and devices, and to apply this knowledge to address key challenges in sustainable energy and next-generation optoelectronic devices. Our group culture fosters win-win teamwork; communication that clarifies and finds connections and new scientific avenues; and that strives for excellence.

Applicants for this position must have or be close to receiving their PhD degree in an area of science or engineering with the below desired experience. They will closely work with other post-docs and PhD students, as well as industrial partners (including through the A3MD initiative: https://a3md.utoronto.ca/) for developing novel methods to accelerate materials discovery.

Background in quantum physics or quantum chemistry or material science or semiconductors
Expertise with Python is a must. Familiarity with C++ is an added advantage
Expertise with various machine learning methods: dense neural networks, convolution neural networks, variational autoencoders, natural language processing and unsupervised learning
Experience in performing quantum chemistry calculations using software packages such as VASP or Quantum Espresso is a must
Experience in using quantum computing algorithms for quantum chemistry applications will be an added advantage
Experience in building and running large scale calculations using GPU and CPU clusters will be an added advantage
Successful candidates are expected to publish first-authored papers in high-impact journals and cultivate their mentoring skills by devoting a portion of their time to the supervision of graduate students in the group and the development of new research directions.

Applications should be sent before Feb 1st, 2022, to Prof. Ted Sargent (ted.sargent@utoronto.ca) and Dr. Brandon Sutherland (brandon.sutherland@utoronto.ca) at the University of Toronto. Please list 3 referees who have confirmed that they are willing to supply letters of reference upon request.

 

Materials, devices, circuits, and systems for ultrafast sensors

Our group unites chemistry, physics, and engineering within eight experimental laboratories at the University of Toronto. Our mission is to advance the physics and chemistry of optoelectronic materials and devices, and to apply this knowledge to address key challenges in sustainable energy and next-generation optoelectronic devices. Our group culture fosters win-win teamwork; communication that clarifies and finds connections and new scientific avenues; and that strives for excellence.

We are looking for postdoctoral fellows who are excited to develop fast light-sensing technologies relevant to 3D imaging aka LiDAR. The available positions will focus on the development of next-generation time-of-flight systems via fundamental advances in the science and engineering of novel semiconductors and device architectures The requisite expertise for the positions includes the development of materials, the synthesis of novel colloidal quantum dots, and the development of systems for sensing applications.

We are seeking extraordinary candidates that unite excellent oral and written communications skills, outstanding leadership, and expertise in one or more of:
– Materials synthesis, surface chemistry, and analytical characterization
– Materials science and photo-physical characterization methods
– Deep knowledge of solid-state semiconductors
– Device fabrication skills and experience with at least one {colloidal quantum dots, perovskites, silicon, organics} or other novel semiconductors
– Physics and device multiscale modelling with tools such as COMSOL, Sentaurus, SCAPS and circuit modelling tools.
– Data sciences and machine learning

Successful candidates are expected to publish first-authored papers in high-impact journals and cultivate their mentoring skills by devoting a portion of their time to the supervision of graduate students in the group and the development of new research directions.

Applications should be sent before January 1st, 2022, to Prof. Ted Sargent (ted.sargent@utoronto.ca) and Dr. Amin Morteza Najarian (amin.morteza@utoronto.ca) at the University of Toronto. Please list 3 referees who have confirmed that they are willing to supply letters of reference upon request.

 

 

MASc and Ph.D. degree positions

We are recruiting graduate students for M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degree positions. Please email (ted.sargent@utoronto.ca) with your CV and unofficial transcripts to initiate a conversation about opportunities in the Sargent group. Please go to https://www.ece.utoronto.ca/graduates/office/ for information on applying for graduate studies in ECE at the University of Toronto.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.