Graduate Student in Soft Matter Physics

Candidates are invited to apply for a position as a graduate student at UBC in the lab of Prof. Frostad. The successful candidate will take a lead role on one of several exciting projects in soft matter physics, related to the development of new interfacial characterization methodologies. Projects will involve one or more of the following activities: design and fabrication of novel instruments, software programming for hardware automation and data analysis, design and execution of experiments with novel devices, and/or theoretical developments for analysis of novel data. The candidate’s specific project will depend on a combination of the interests of the candidate and the needs of ongoing projects.

Applicants must have a degree in Physics or a related field.

The following qualifications are a plus, but not required:

  • Experience in emulsion science, rheology, or soft matter physics.
  • Strong experimental skills, a demonstrated mechanical aptitude, and ability to use Matlab or Python for scientific computing
  • Strong communication skills in writing and oral presentations 

More information about the group and past projects can be found on the lab website at: Interested applicants should complete the contact form on the website and reference this advertisement including the Job ID number. Applicants that meet the basic criteria will be invited to complete a screening questionnaire followed by an interview over video conference.

For graduate students without scholarships or external funding, a minimum stipend of $30,000 per year is normally provided (certain conditions apply as specified by department policy). The start date is flexible.

Further Information

Please review this website for additional details.

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-57783 in all your correspondence about this Doctoral student position.

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