Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019, or before that date. This is a one-year fellowship with the possibility of renewal for additional two years upon satisfactory performance in the first year. 

They are interested in hiring a recent PhD graduate with the background in either: (1) Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics with strong interest in Computational Materials Science and an aptitude for using a broad array of DFT-based methods, or (2) Theoretical Quantum Chemistry with an interest and demonstrated proficiency in performing molecular-scale ab initio calculations. The successful candidate will work closely with experimental groups, and is expected to take an active role in theoretical modeling and performing ab initio calculations of the defect structure and the electronic and optical properties of nanoparticles in different environments. The candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative, multi-departmental setting that gathers an interdisciplinary team of researchers associated with the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology. There will also be a possibility for close interaction with industrial partners. 

The salary range for this position is $45,000-$50,000 (Canadian dollars). 

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 Application for this fellowship is through the website Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a one-page research statement to Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through website. 

The application deadline is January 15, 2019 or until position is filled.