Research Associate on Atmospheric Aerosols

The successful applicant will be directly involved in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure purchased through the CFI grant "The Canadian Aerosol Research Network (CARN)". Infrastructure to be operated and maintained include the following:

  • High resolution time of flight aerosol mass spectrometer
  • Particle sizing equipment
  • Gas analyzers


  • A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Proficient in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometers
  • Proficient in operating and maintaining particle sizing equipment and gas analyzers is highly desirable
  • Proficient in writing data acquisition software is highly desirable
  • Relevant postdoctoral or industrial experience is highly desirable

The anticipated start data is January 2020 or sooner. Review of the applications will start from October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for at least six months.

Please send CV and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to Professor Allan Bertram, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z1. E-mail:

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate your legal status to work in Canada.

posted: 20 August 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.