Postdoctoral Researcher with Rare Decay group at TRIUMF/UBC

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 and the PSI PIONEER 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.  

Welcome to the forefront of scientific exploration! As a Postdoc Research Fellow, you'll be at the heart of unraveling the mysteries of rare decay phenomena. Your role is crucial: from analyzing complex datasets to spearheading technical developments and presenting breakthrough results, you'll be instrumental in pushing the boundaries of our understanding.

Join our passionate team as we embark on a journey of discovery, leveraging your expertise to uncover insights that could reshape our understanding of fundamental physics. With a focus on participation in data analysis, technical innovation, and result dissemination for rare decay experiments, your contributions will be both impactful and transformative.


  • Data collection including shift-taking at CERN and possibly PSI
  • Data analysis and simulation
  • Technical instrument development
  • Preparation of reports
  • Presentation of results
  • Detector and experiment development
  • Administration of local and external computing facilities

Knowledge and skills

Knowledge of data analysis techniques, machine learning, C++ and Python software, and detection techniques, particularly scintillators and Si detectors,  used in particle physics.

Minimum qualifications and experience

Recent Ph.D in particle physics (within 5 years). Expert knowledge of particle and or nuclear physics, data analysis techniques, software, and detectors used in particle physics.

Length of position: intended to be a 2-year term

Role Type:

9. Individual Contributor

Role Type:  Individual Contributor

Work Hours: 35 hours per week

Total Rewards

At TRIUMF and UBC, we value our employees and are committed to providing a competitive total rewards package. We offer comprehensive benefits that promote the well-being and security of our staff and provide an excellent opportunity to grow your career in a high-profile national research facility, where you can make a difference.

Salary Information: $55,000 - 70,000

Benefits Information

  • TRIUMF paid dental, extended health, vision care, emergency travel assistance, EAP, Life Insurance, and supplementary Wellness Benefits.
  • Excellent Employee Pension Plan
  • Disability benefits, and optional additional Life insurance and AD&D.
  • Generous time away
  • Maternity and paternity leaves and top-ups

Postdoctoral applications must:

  • Upload cover letter, brief statement of research interests, detailed CV with a list of publications 
  • Arrange for 3 letters of reference sent directly to and include JR101195 in the subject line

Application closing date:

July 29, 2024

As a requirement of this position, the successful candidate will need to provide acceptable proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or demonstrate that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the BC Human Rights Code. TRIUMF will grant reasonable accommodation requests up to the point of undue hardship.

Apply now and be part of our extraordinary journey.

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.

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-56729 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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