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The Heyne group is seeking a productive and highly motivated individual interested in photochemistry at the nanoscale.


Applicants should hold a PhD in chemistry or related discipline with experience in nanochemistry. Lab experience with nanomaterial synthesis, characterization (TEM, SEM, DLS), steady-state and time resolved spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence), or microbiology techniques are highly desirable, but applicant with a strong background in a related area, track-record of accomplishment, and desire to work in a multidisciplinary team focused on plasmonics photo-inactivation of bacteria will be considered. Candidates should have excellent scientific writing and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a self-directed manner with others. Candidates should also have the ability to mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. A high level of productivity for peer-reviewed publications is expected.



Interested applicants should submit by email a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Belinda Heyne (  


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Prospective candidates are also invited to consult the University of Calgary’s Postdoctoral Program website for further information:

Graduate Students

Highly motivated individuals interested in pursuing graduate studies at the Master and Doctoral levels are sought. Individuals with a background in chemistry or biochemistry, with an interest in reaction mechanisms and kinetics are encouraged to apply.

At present our group emphasizes topics related to nanochemistry and the role of plasmonics in bacteria photo-inactivation. Visit the research area of our website for more information.

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Belinda Heyne by sending an email to the following address ( When writing to us, please indicate:

  • Status in Canada: Canadian, Landed Immigrant or foreign student.

  • Scholarship status: have you applied to NSERC or other sources?

  • Your earlier program of study (e.g., biochemistry) and your academic record, such as GPA. An official transcript is not required at this stage.

  • A current curriculum vitae (include recent employers or supervisors please).

  • A brief statement of your academic interests.

Thank you for your interest in the Heyne group.

Undergraduate students

The Heyne group is part of the RISE summer exchange program. For more information visit

Positions are also available for students that wish to engage in either CHEM 402/502 or NSERC USRA projects.

Preference is given to students that intend to go on to graduate studies in chemistry.

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