All highly-motivated students are encouraged to directly contact one of NSERC CREATE TOP-SET’s co-investigators. The program aims to include diverse participants from a wide range of backgrounds, emphasizing recruitment of Indigenous candidates, women and other underrepresented minorities. Students in the areas of physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science and management are invited to apply.

Specific positions may appear on this page from time to time.

Undergraduate position for an Indigenous student at the University of Ottawa

The NSERC CREATE TOP-SET program is announcing one USRA position for an Indigenous student at the SUNLAB at the University of Ottawa, for the summer of 2019.  Details about the position and how to apply can  be found here.

Postdoctoral position at the University of Ottawa

The Krich Group in the Department of Physics at the University of Ottawa is hiring a postdoctoral fellow for up to 2 years, performing theoretical work on plasmonic properties of intermediate band materials. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the ideal start date is in Spring 2019.

The research involves a combination of analytical and numerical modelling of intermediate band materials, in close collaboration with experimental groups.

Intermediate band materials (semiconductors with a large number of allowed levels deep inside their band gaps) have only recently been created, and many of their fundamental physical properties are not understood, presenting rewarding opportunities for theoretical research. We will be exploring the plasmonic properties for their own sake and also for their influence on devices, including high efficiency solar cells and infrared photodetectors.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics, materials science, or a related field with a strong background in the theory of solid state systems. Prior experience with intermediate band materials, plasmonics, photodetectors, or solar cells is not required. Applications from those with an experimental background are welcome, but strong interest and proficiency in analytical and numerical modelling is required. Proficiency with programming (in any language) is desirable. Postdoctoral fellows will be affiliated with the NSERC CREATE TOP-SET program, an interdisciplinary optoelectronics training program based at the University of Ottawa, and funding for the second year is contingent on continued support of the program by NSERC, which is likely.

Interested applicants should send their cv and arrange for two references to be sent to Jacob Krich,

Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested and feel free to contact Jacob with questions.