ATLAS Postdoctoral Fellow

The High Energy Physics group at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow position on the ATLAS experiment.

The UBC ATLAS group is focused on searches for a wide range of physics beyond the standard model (Long-Lived Particles, Vector-Like Quarks, Leptoquarks), precision measurements in the top sector (including EFT interpretation), and has a strong involvement in the development of tracking systems and the use of machine learning techniques in particle physics. 

The group has a significant involvement in the construction of the new inner tracker strip detector (ITk) and its readout system. It is also playing a leading role in track reconstruction, and overall operation of the experiment’s present tracking system.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the group’s current and future physics analysis efforts. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to the ITk upgrade. The position will be based at UBC, with travel to CERN as needed.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in particle physics by the time of appointment. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.  Interested individuals are asked to submit via email a cover letter including a research statement, a CV, and arrange to have 3 reference letters sent to either Prof. Alison Lister ( or Prof. Colin Gay (  

Applications received by October 31th, 2019 will receive full considerationReview of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Please contact Profs Alison Lister ( or Colin Gay ( for further information.

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.