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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

Internationally recognized for its research and discoveries in quantum materials, quantum information, and quantum devices, the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (Blusson QMI) at the University of British Columbia is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral candidates with expertise in the following areas: crystal and thin-film growth, experimentation, spectroscopy, devices and applications, computational modelling, or theory of quantum matter, information, and computing to join its multi-disciplinary team of physicists, chemists, and engineers.

While conducting research in one or more of our core programs, successful candidates will collaborate with such world leading institutions as the Canadian Light Source, TRIUMF, the Max Planck Society, and The University of Tokyo; write and publish articles in top-tier journals; train and mentor students and other researchers; and contribute to the translation of promising applications to industry.

Interested applicants can find more information about open positions at and should contact principal investigators aligned with their interests to discuss potential projects. Candidates must have obtained, or be close to completing, their doctoral degree, and be able to demonstrate a solid scientific background—as evidenced by publication record, letters of recommendation, and research proposal. Evidence of teamwork, strong communication skills, and ability to supervise students will also be considered.

To apply, please provide:
  • Cover letter, including the Blusson QMI researcher(s) with whom you have discussed projects;
  • Names of those who will provide recommendations;
  • Curriculum Vitae, including full publication list;
  • 1-2 page research proposal;
  • 3 letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by your referees).

Candidates: submit your application materials via this posting

Referees: please email letters of recommendation directly to

Application deadline: Please submit all application materials by November 30, 2022. (Application review will start from November 7.)

UBC – One of the World’s Leading Universities

As one of the world’s leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.
This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.

Please refer to reference number HS-56662 during correspondence about this position.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.