Open Positions

Post-doctoral fellows: Please inquire (and also see some of the potential opportunities below).
Graduate studentsI typically look for one or two new graduate students per year. See below for more details.

All applicants are thanked for their interest; however, only those candidates that most closely meet our requirements will receive a reply.



We seek gifted students that possess a thirst for knowledge, who can think for themselves, and who can communicate effectively with others; they should also be well versed in solid state physics, quantum mechanics, and optics. Graduate studentships are available each year, and full funding is available for any nationality and typically starts from the Fall (September). Within our group, you will have the opportunity to work on several exciting and challenging research projects, while acquiring a broad range of skills.

Potential graduate students who have excelled in their undergraduate studies (e.g. NSERC PGS/CGS award calibre) and who want to work at the forefront of science and technology are particularly welcome to get in touch. Active researchers with their own funding are also welcome to explore potential opportunities within the group. Please feel free to contact me and I would be delighted to discuss potential opportunities in more detail.

We also have places for Queen's Accelerated MSc Students, nominally starting in May each year (from end of 3rd year). Applications are made in the Fall term and feel free to contact me if interested in this excellent program.

Additional information in graduate applications is also available at: Applicants, or by emailing Alla Kryachkova (ak204 AT queensu DOT ca).



Some details on possible NSERC post-doctoral fellow (PDF) funding: 
NSERC Financial Support

Some details on prestigious Banting PDF funding (note these must be internally approved by Queen's, and the deadline is usually around June - contact me a few months before this if interested): 
Banting Financial Support

Some details on possible Queen's funded post-doc (deadline is Jan 30 - contact me a few months before if interested): 
Queen's Financial Support

About Queen's

Queen's University has a tradition of excellence as one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities and consistently achieves top few rankings in national surveys. In recent rankings (2007), Queen's has ranked second in Maclean's 17th annual survey in the prestigious medical/doctoral category, which is reserved for Canada's top-tier universities. This marks the second consecutive year that Queen's has placed second in the Maclean's rankings, this year tying with the University of British Columbia. In the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) rankings, the world's most comprehensive international university rankings, Queen's was ranked at 88th place on the world stage.

We are located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario with world-class windsurfing and sailing on our doorstep. The city of around 120,000 is well known for its superb quality of life, and restaurants/animated night life concentrated in the city core near the campus and the waterfront. Proximity to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the St. Lawrence Thousand Islands provides many extra opportunities for collaboration and day excursions.