Joining the Hudson Group
Research in the Hudson group spans the areas of organic and organometallic chemistry, polymer science, and nanotechnology. Students in the group will learn a variety of techniques for the synthesis of organic and organometallic small molecules and polymers, with an emphasis on electronically functional materials. These will include methods for the synthesis of materials under air- and moisture-sensitive conditions, as well as controlled polymerization reactions. Students will also gain experience with a variety of materials characterization techniques, including, but not limited to, fluorescence spectroscopy, electrochemistry, X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy, and density functional theory. For the characterization of nanoscale materials, students may also receive training in atomic force microscopy, electron microscopy, and X-ray scattering techniques. Collaborative opportunities will also exist for students to gain skills in the fabrication of organic electronic devices.
Highly motivated students interested in pursuing an M.Sc. or Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia should contact Dr. Hudson by e-mail. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for fellowships through NSERC; some potential fellowship support is also available through UBC. Interested students should contact Dr. Hudson with a brief cover letter describing their research interests and experience, unofficial transcript and a curriculum vitae including the contact information for 2-3 references.
Students can apply to the Department of Chemistry at UBC here. Information on UBC’s internal fellowships can be found here.
In addition, Dr. Hudson encourages interested students to pursue exchange opportunities as a component of their graduate studies. The opportunity to live and work abroad for even a short time allows students to build scientific collaborations, learn new experimental techniques, and build truly international research networks. A variety of potential opportunities exist for academic exchanges from the Hudson group, ranging in length from several weeks to several months; please contact Dr. Hudson for more details.
Postdoctoral fellows holding external funding are always welcome to apply. Applicants should contact Dr. Hudson by e-mail with a cover letter and curriculum vitae including the contact information for 2-3 references. Applicants will ideally have experience in one or more of the following areas: synthetic organic or inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, nanoscience, and organic electronics. Please note that due to the volume of applications that are received, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
There are currently no positions available for postdoctoral fellows without external funding. Check back later for more info!