Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

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

Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Semiconductor Carrier Dynamics

Posted: December 19, 2016
Status: Closed

Application Deadline: This position will remain opened until it is filled. Review of the applications will begin February 20, 2017.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow 

Start Date and Duration: Full-time 1 year appointment ASAP, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 2 years, contingent on agreement of the supervisor and funding availability;

Supervisor: Dr. Marc Dignam

Where: Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Job Summary

The Dignam Research 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 computation 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have obtained a PhD in physics or applied physics, 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 modelling carrier dynamics in semiconductors or metals
  • Proficiency in FORTRAN or C
  • Proficiency in parallel computing

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

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 at

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 Dr. Marc Dignam.