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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 22070
Location: Main Campus
Updated June 02, 2021

This job posting is no longer active.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Position Description

Area: Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Duration: 1-2 years

Start date: February 1, 2021, negotiable

Salary: 45,000 $CAD to 55,000 $CAD (based upon experience) plus Plan C Health Benefits

The Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in OLED materials, device fabrication, testing, and large-area roll coating.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be expected to optimize small area OLEDs and establish protocols for large area film and module fabrication using slot-die/flexographic/spray coating. The candidate will be required to work within a team environment, thus excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers is required.


  • PhD* in chemistry, physics or materials science with an emphasis on organic electronics and/or LEDs.
  • Ability to design/synthesize light emitting materials, characterize organic materials, and/or fabricate and test OLED devices.
  • Experience with roll-coating techniques is desired.

* Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position.


Application details:

Please submit your application as a single PDF file with the subject line: Postdoctoral application – [Your name] to Professor Welch at [email protected].

All applications must include:

  • Cover Letter (1 page maximum) summarizing your expertise and qualifications for the position, your interest in this research area, as well as your availability.
  • Current curriculum vitae ( CV );
  • Official or unofficial copy of diploma(s) / university certificate (s); and
  • Contact information including email addresses for two (2) or t hree (3) references to support the application.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to this position immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

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About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.