Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Postdoctoral Fellow: Theory of Carrier Dynamics in Graphene

Posted On: July 11, 2018
Deadline:This position will remain opened until it is filled. Review of the applications will begin August 15, 2018.
Start Date and Duration: Full-time 1 year appointment ASAP, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 0.5 years, contingent on agreement of the supervisor and funding availability.
Supervisor: Dr. Marc Dignam (
Where: Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Job Summary

The Dignam Group is part of an NSERC Strategic Project on "Unravelling the terahertz electronic properties of graphene for applications in optoelectronics". This work is being done in collaboration with the experimental groups of T. Ozaki (INRS), D. Cooke (McGill) and S. Sun (INRS). The postdoctoral fellow will be hired to further develop theoretical and computational models of the nonlinear response of monolayer and bilayer graphene to intense terahertz (THz) radiation. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with and help guide three or four PhD students and to help design and interpret new experiments on hot carrier dynamics in graphene. There may also be an opportunity to expand the scope of the research to include other 2D materials as well as topics in nonlinear quantum optics in dielectric nanocavity systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have obtained a PhD in physics, applied physics, or engineering with a specialization in theoretical condensed matter or nonlinear optics.
  • The successful candidate needs to demonstrate the ability to perform independent research as well as effectively communicate their results both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work as part of a team including both graduate and undergraduate students is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the modelling carrier dynamics in semiconductors or metals, including the microscopic treatment of carrier scattering.
  • Proficiency in FORTRAN or C.
  • Proficiency in parallel computing.

For more information about the position please contact Prof. Marc Dignam.

Required Documentation

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation

NOTE: Letters of recommendations should be sent directly from the official email of the referee.

Application Procedure

Please contact Prof. Marc Dignam.

Employment Equity

The University invites applications from all qualified candidates. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs.

If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Prof. Marc Dignam at

Postdoctoral Fellow: Theory of Carrier Dynamics in Graphene (PDF, 70 KB)