A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available immediately within the newly formed Carbon to Metal Coatings Institute (C2MCI). The C2MCI includes a diverse team of Canadian and international scientists, clinicians, and engineers, working to develop fundamentally new approaches for the protection of metal surfaces. This will include developing and testing next generation coatings for bulk metal surfaces.

The postdoctoral fellow will join both the McLean (Physics) and Crudden (Chemistry) research groups at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where they will be responsible for performing studies of molecular self-assembly on metal surfaces with a CreaTec low temperature scanning probe in ultra-high vacuum.

Anticipated Start Date and Duration of Appointment

The appointment will begin as soon as possible and will be made initially for a period of one year and renewed for a second year upon agreement of all parties and the availability of funds.


Annual compensations will be commensurate with experience, with a minimum salary of $45,000 per annum, including benefits.

Required Qualifications

The minimum requirements for this position are a PhD in Physics or Chemistry, or a related discipline, with experience with scanning probe microscopy and ultra-high vacuum techniques. Strong written and oral communication skills are also essential, as the candidate will: interact with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, make presentations at workshops and conferences, and contribute to the creation of reports and papers in the peer-reviewed literature.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit:

  1. a cover letter, outlining their qualifications and motivations for this position
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. one samples of research writing
  4. the names and contact information of three references to C2MCI@Queensu.ca

Employment Equity

Queen’s University invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We have a track record of supporting all our employees, including providing accommodation in the workplace place. We provide support in recruitment processes for applicants with accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact C2MCI at C2MCI@Queensu.ca

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