Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Biophotonics Engineering

$60,000 yearly
  • Toronto Metropolitan University, Physics Department
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Aug 30, 2023
Full time, Fellowship / PostDoc Engineering & Applied Sciences Physics & Astronomy Postdoctoral Positions Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


Our TMU Photonics team is dedicated to the development and application of multi-scale optical and electronic techniques for the study, diagnostics and treatment of diseases. The postdoc researcher in our laboratory will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment, acquiring a broad skill set from fundamental biophotonic technologies in close collaboration with international and Canadian academic, clinical and industrial partners. We have two lab research facilities: (1) the Photonics Lab at TMU campus (Physics Department, Faculty of Science) developing optoelectronics and software (150 m2 equipped with optics, mechanics, electronics, lasers, light sources, cameras, signal generators, fiber optics) and the Douplik’s Lab in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering Science and Technology at St. Michael Hospital equipped with high-end spectrometers, confocal Raman microscope and a phantom production facility.

For information about the team please see our websites:

The Department of Physics ( has a very active research and innovation environment and currently hosts 20 full-time faculty members, 34 adjunct faculty members, 7 staff members, 9 post-doctoral fellows, over 66 graduate students, and over 200 undergraduate students. The Department offers an undergraduate honors degree in Medical Physics and teaches numerous courses to various undergraduate programs in Science and Engineering. Furthermore, the Department offers master’s and doctoral degrees in the field of Biomedical Physics with an option in Medical Physics accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) is a partnership between Toronto Metropolitan University and St. Michael’s Hospital, that brings together TMU’s engineering and science strengths with St. Michael’s biomedical research and clinical expertise to translate research concepts into testable healthcare solutions. Located within the St. Michael’s Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, iBEST’s access to biomedical, technological and clinical expertise allows its members and partners to identify challenges and rapidly pilot, modify and introduce biomedical discoveries and inventions to improve health.

The opportunity

Postdoctoral research position is open for candidates interested in developing the next generation of bioengineering technologies employing optics and electronics. Applicants with a background, expertise, and interests in one or more of the following areas: photonics, optics, electronics, spectroscopy, imaging, lasers, fiber optics, signal and image processing, and microscopy will be considered. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

The following qualifications and skills are required:

  • Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, applied physics, or other relevant technical or engineering disciplines.
  • The candidate must have demonstrated a strong background in one of the above areas, as evidenced by publications and/or submitted patent applications, and be able to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Candidates with broad expertise in computer programming/simulation, experimental optics in biomedical applications are preferred.
  • Strong communication in English

Application Details

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit, via e-mail in pdf format, the following:

  • Cover letter outlining how exactly you meet the qualification requirements
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references 
  • Copies of three publications from previous research on which the applicant has made a primary contribution

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Please send your application to Professor Alexandre Douplik at

Interviews will take place virtually online or in person. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates who are invited to an interview will be contacted.

EEO/AA Policy

Toronto Metropolitan University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.

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Application Deadline

October 31, 2023