Openings

Interested in joining the DREAM Team?

The University of Toronto is situated on the ancestral lands of  the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. We respectfully acknowledge that the DREAM lab and its members live and work on this beautiful land.

We encourage persons of every background to join the DREAM Team, particularly those underrepresented in STEM and/or academia, including those self-identifying as First Nations, people of colour, LGBTQ2s+ persons, or those who can bring a diverse point of view to the group!

General inquiries:

Interested students should email Dr. Golovin with a current CV, cover letter, and state whether funding is required or has been externally secured. A lack of external funding will not negatively impact an application.  The typical application cycle for a September start date involves applying to U of T in the winter, though January and May admits are also possible. Potential postdoctoral scholars should also outline the project(s) they would like to explore within the group.

Due to the number of applications recieved, only successful applicants will be contacted for further discussion.

TIMING: The University of Toronto's September intake has an annual deadline of January 1st of that year. Typically this is when the majority of students apply and are accepted into the program. Accordingly, the best time to reach out to Dr. Golovin is in Nov/Dec. Emailed received right after the application deadline are not reviewed unless specifically applying to an alternate deadline.

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Specific Openings:

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(PhD) Ice Sensors and Icephobic Coatings:

One fully funded PhD position is available in the area of icephobic coatings in combination with ice sensors. The student will explore novel ice sensing technologies and how they interface with icephobic coatings or other ice-repellent technologies. The ideal candidate will have a background in either electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or materials engineering and should be able to bridge those three disciplines effortlessly. This position is in collaboration with Dr. Mohammad Zarifi's OMEGA Laboratory at the University of British Columbia and therefore may require extended visits to Kelowna, BC, in order to gain competence in the sensor development and operation principles. The successful applicant should be able to work independently in addition to being a collaborative group member, and should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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(PhD) PDMS Brushes

One fully funded PhD position is available in the area of novel uses of functional PDMS brushes. The student will explore various functionalities of PDMS brushes and how their liquidlike nature affects these functionalities as compared to rigid surfaces. A strong background in chemistry, surface modification, or chemical engineering is highly desirable. This position is experimental in nature and thus requires strong laboratory skills and a knack for experimental design and thinking. The successful applicant should be able to work independently in addition to being a collaborative group member, and should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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