Graduate opportunities and vacancies

For prospective students:

Please see the program information and how to apply.

You can find out about our Research Portfolio by exploring our Faculty biographies.

If you are interested in applying to study with us, we recommend that you write a focussed email to an individual faculty member whose research area is in your chosen research specialization. In this email, please keep it brief.

In your correspondence, you should at least mention:

(1) how your interests overlap with the interests of the Faculty member’s research group and interests;

(2) what type of research position you are interested in, e.g. a PhD, MASc or MSc;

(3) your educational qualifications (include your GPA or equivalent, the Program of Study, Department, and University);

(5) if you have already secured/plan to secure external funding, or if you would like your supervisor to assist in this process;

(4) a short C.V.

In addition to this advice, UBC’s Faculty of Graduate and Post Graduates (G+PS) provides video guides for each step in the application process.

Further to reaching out to individual supervisors, you can also find projects listed by the Faculty of Graduate and Post Graduates (G+PS) central listings for Materials Engineering. Note that supervisors may not have funds to recruit students at present, and funds can be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year. Students may also consider applying for their own funding (and are generally encouraged to, as this can provide additional support and resources that may assist their training and research).

Supervisors recruiting:

Dr. Kiana Amini, who has recently joined the Department, is looking for PhD students with an interest in clean energy and electrochemistry (batteries, carbon capture, etc.) to work on flow battery technology. For more information and how to apply, please see the advertisement.

Other faculty members may also be looking for students, please contact them directly following the aforementioned process if you are interested in applying to study with us.

For current students:

2024W Teaching Assistant Positions

We are looking for a number of Teaching Assistants for 2024W Term 1 and 2.

Please see the Teaching Assistantships page for more details and to access the application form.