Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Toronto:

Next-generation hybrid photovoltaic materials


Our group unites chemistry, physics, and engineering within eight experimental laboratories at the University of Toronto. Our mission is to advance the physics and chemistry of optoelectronic materials and devices, and to apply this knowledge to address key challenges in sustainable energy. Our group culture fosters win-win teamwork; communication that clarifies and finds connections and new scientific avenues; and that strives for excellence.


We are recruiting postdoctoral fellows in the development of new hybrid photovoltaic materials beyond colloidal quantum dots and perovskites for photovoltaic applications.


We are seeking extraordinary candidates that combine demonstrated expertise in materials synthesis, surface chemistry, materials science and physics; experience with device fabrication and characterization ideally in at least one of {colloidal quantum dots, perovskites, silicon, organics} or other novel semiconductors; and excellent oral and written communications skills.


The research is aimed at building next-generation hybrid photovoltaic devices that, through fundamental advances in the science of quantum dot and quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids, achieve new global performance records in efficiency and stability and enable harvesting the broad solar-spectrum.


Successful candidates are expected to attain first-authored publications in high-impact journals and cultivate their mentoring skills by devoting a fraction of their time to the supervision of graduate students in the group and developing new research directions.


Applications should be sent before August 10th, 2018, to Prof. Ted Sargent ( at the University of Toronto. Please list 3 referees who have confirmed that they are willing to supply letters of reference upon request

MASc and PhD degree positions

We are recruiting graduate students for M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degree positions. Please email ( with your CV and unofficial transcripts to initiate a conversation about opportunities in the Sargent group. Please go to for information on applying for graduate studies in ECE at the University of Toronto.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.