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MiNa Group Opportunities

Prospective students -- Please Apply via the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Student - Research Opportunities

Exceptional students are being considered for graduate level research in Microsystems and Nanotechnology. At UBC and in our group, teamwork and interdisciplinary research are encouraged. Students holding NSERC or other scholarships are encouraged to apply at any time.

If interested, you may wish to get in touch the individual faculty supervisors. Include your full resume, any journal or conference publications, transcripts (including rank) and a statement of your research interests as they apply to the particular faculty supervisor.

Our group also posts job descriptions for specific openings:

Job Postings

Job positionDescriptionFaculty
Ph.D. position in Medical MEMS (smart implants), January 2015

Interested Master's students with strong academic/research records in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to contact Prof. Takahata ( with CV, scanned copies of all transcripts (bachelor and master), record of TOEFL/IELTS score, and selected publication(s) that the candidate is the first/sole author if any.

Postdoctoral Position in Photoacoustic Imaging
Postdoc Position II

One postdoctoral fellow position is available in the area of biophotonics imaging. Research will focus on the development of Multiphoton Microscopy and Optical Coherence Tomography technologies. Hands-on experience in experimental fiber-optics or optical communications, and general optics is required.

Master student to start in Jan 2013-- Dr. Xia group

One master student position is available to start in Jan 2013. We are looking for students who have previous experience of or exposure to semiconductor materials/devices.


post doctoral research fellow

Biomaterials and Polymers: A postdoctoral position is available in the area of polymer surface modification for implant development for a collaborative project between the research groups of Dr. Kizhakkedathu at the Centre for Blood Research and Dr.

Artificial Muscle

Seeking a graduate student interested in investigating artificial muscle based on metal nanowires. These nanowires are stronger than steel and we hope to show that they can actively contract in response to applied voltage, creating the strongest 'muscle' known. Please apply to the UBC graduate applications web site and mention your interest in working with John Madden.

Postdoctoral position

The Lagally laboratory in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for a funded research project on the microfluidic selection of molecular recognition reagents. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field and should not be more than 3 years from the receipt of their Ph.D.