Postdoctoral Researcher – Particle Physics / Rare Decay

TRIUMF and the University of British Columbia’s Department of Physics and Astronomy  are seeking applications from recent particle physics graduates interested in a Postdoctoral position with the Rare Decay Group. As the successful applicant, you will have an opportunity to participate in research related to studies of rare kaon and pion decays and searches for dark matter with the CERN NA62 experiment. Specifically, you will focus on, and contribute in a significant manner to simulations and data analysis, detector and electronics R&D, and experiment-related operations at CERN, including: 

  • Participating in data collection including shift-taking at CERN 
  • Participating in detector and experiment development 
  • Preparing reports and disseminating results as articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and at national and international conferences and workshops 
  • Supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students 

As the successful applicant, you will have a good knowledge of data analysis techniques, software, and detection techniques used in particles physics. Ideally this will include: 

  • Demonstrated expertise in data analysis and simulation 
  • Familiarity with C++; and proficiency in the use of ROOT and Monte Carlo simulations, and interest in machine learning techniques 
  • Knowledge or expertise in detectors, especially Si and liquid noble gas detectors, and electronics 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work as an effective team member 
  • Ability and flexibility to travel to Geneva, Switzerland as required 

Your qualifications include a recent Ph.D. in particle physics (or you are expecting to complete your PhD within a few months).  

This grant funded position is jointly offered by UBC’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and TRIUMF. TRIUMF is Canada's particle accelerator centre, and one of the world's leading laboratories for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business. The successful applicant will be employed by and located at TRIUMF, in Vancouver, BC, and will have an initial term of one year. This may be renewed based on mutual satisfaction and continued grant funding. Salary will be competitive depending on experience, and a comprehensive benefit package is offered. 

TRIUMF is located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia, in the heart of Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver, BC. We offer a competitive total compensation package, including comprehensive benefits, attractive salary, and an excellent opportunity to enhance your career portfolio in a high-profile national research facility.  

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your application package must be submitted by email to To be accepted for consideration applications must be complete, and must include the following in one PDF file: 

  • Subject line: 806 
  • Employment Application Form 
  • Cover letter 
  • Brief statement of research interests 
  • Detailed CV with a list of publications 
  • Applicants must also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation or reference to be sent directly to including Competition 806 in the subject line 

Application closing date: January 31, 2021 

It is important to note that due to operation necessity, TRIUMF will, as needed, make hiring decisions that could pre-empt the close date. Accordingly, we suggest candidates submit expressions of interest in a timely fashion. 

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-54480 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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