in Physical Chemistry of Organic Semiconductors (for Indigenous Students)
About the research
Dr. Ingo Salzmann is offering a well-funded MSc student position at Concordia University in Physics/Chemistry (fast tracking into PhD may be considered). The experimental research project will be situated in the broad field of conjugated organic materials employed as semiconductors in environmental-friendly solar cells.
The student will establish nanostructures and thin films of such materials and spectroscopically assess their structural, optical, and electronic properties. Experiments will be performed at the Concordia University Departments of Physics and Chemistry & Biochemistry, in the broader Montreal scientific environment, and at synchrotron radiation sources including the Canadian Light Source (CLS) in Saskatoon/Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will benefit from broad international collaborations and disseminate his/her findings at conferences and in scientific publications.
The research is embedded into the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) project “Decolonizing Light—Tracing and Countering Colonialism in Contemporary Physics”. The student will be part of interdisciplinary team including graduate students in natural and social sciences and humanities, in collaboration with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers (https://decolonizinglight.com/).
The candidate should hold a degree in science (e.g. physics, engineering physics, chemistry). Knowledge and experience in working with Indigenous communities is an asset.
Selected candidates will receive minimum financial support in the amount of CAD$20,000 per annum (2 years for MSc students, 3 years for in case of fast tracking into PhD) generally comprising a research bursary of $12,500 and $7,500 in teaching assistantships and other support. Selected candidates will also be considered for merit-based entrance awards, as well as tuition fee remissions based on residency eligibility.