Research Associate on Atmospheric Aerosols

at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver,
Department of Chemistry

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
  • At least 3 years experience operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting time-of-flight mass spectrometers
  • At least 3 years experience developing or improving ionization sources for mass spectrometers
  • In-depth understanding of physical principles limiting performance of time-of-flight mass spectrometers and ionization source
  • At least 2 years experience writing and maintaining Labview data acquisition software
  • At least 2 years relevant postdoctoral or industrial experience

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 on your behalf to Professor Allan Bertram, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z1. E-mail: Closing data for all applications is Dec. 15, 2019.

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 in your CV your legal status to work in Canada.

posted: 15 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.