Nanoplasmonics Research Lab

office: EOW 411
tel: +1 250 472 5179
fax: +1 250 721 6052
email: rgordon ( followed by

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3055 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P6

Prospective Group Members


We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with experience in nanofabrication, laser tweezers and FDTD simulations for a 2 year position in collaboration with Vertex Pharmaceuticals. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to advance the research project on the analysis of proteins with a novel optical tweezer configuration, and is expected to publish scientific results related to the project. They are also required to maintain the confidential information of the industrial partner. The funding for this position is comparable with other funding venues (e.g., Mitacs Elevate). Please send your CV and contact information for two references to rgordon (followed by by 7 November 2014. Late applications may be considered.


In the Nanoplasmonics Research Lab, researchers receive training in nanofabrication, optics and spectroscopy, microfabrication and advanced theoretical methods in photonics and plasmonics. The lab is well equipped with laser and spectroscopy facilities, with convenient access to nanofabrication and characterization tools on campus. Dr Gordon collaborates extensively with professors in Chemistry, Physics (SFU and UBC), and Mechanical Engineering, as well as collaborators in other parts of Canada (see for example the Biopsys Network ), the US (Lawrence Berkeley Labs) and Spain (ICFO). Our group is recognized internationally for contributions plasmonics; see for example, our invited publications or this link .

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

The ECE Department was ranked amongst the top 200 Electrical Engineering Programs globally, out of the 700 top universities selected for rankings from over 7,000 universities worldwide, according to the 2011 QS World University Rankings.

In terms of research citations, ECE was placed second in Canada (University of Toronto was first), reflecting the excellence of our faculty and the high quality of their research programs.

The University of Victoria is among the strongest universities in Canada: it consistently places either 1 or 2 in the annual Macleans rankings for comprehensive universities. Recently, it placed at 130 in the world on the Times Higher Education Supplement.

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, located on the beautiful Vancouver Island, and it has the mildest winter in Canada and with less than half the annual rainfall of nearby Vancouver.

Funding Opportunities

Students are encouraged to apply directly to the faculty of graduate studies if interested in working in my group. Only a few positions are available each year.

Students admitted to my group with their own funding will typically receive generous top-up funding, when allowed by their other funding sources. Contact Dr. Gordon for more information or apply directly to Graduate Admissions at the University of Victoria. To ensure that I see your application, please list Dr. Gordon as your proposed supervisor.

University of Victoria

21 October 2014

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