Research Associate - High Energy Physics ATLAS Group

The High Energy Physics Group at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, has an opening for a postdoctoral Research Associate position on the ATLAS experiment.  

The UBC ATLAS Group is focused on searches for a wide range of physics beyond the standard model, as well as a strong involvement in the development of tracking systems.  The group played a leading role in the design, construction and operation of the readout system of the current Inner Detector, and for the alignment, software, and overall operation of the experiment’s present tracking system.  We also have a significant effort in construction of the new inner tracker strip detector (ITk) and its readout system.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in particle physics by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the operation and performance of the current ATLAS tracking system as well as the group’s physics analysis efforts. The ideal candidate would have strong experience and interest in tracking algorithms, machine learning techniques and proven ability to lead data analysis efforts. The position will be based at UBC, with frequent travel to CERN as needed. 

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Applicants should complete the  online application, making sure to select the
Fac-2018-06 Research Associate, High Energy Physics ATLAS Group listing, and have 3 reference letters in support of your application be sent to : jobs(AT) Please ensure that the letters quote competition Fac-2018-06.  Applications received by January 12, 2019 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Salary will be competitive, and dependent upon experience. 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.