Research Associate on Atmospheric Aerosols (2021)

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:

  • Aerodyne 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
  • At least 1 year experience operating an Aerodyne high resolution time of flight aerosol mass spectrometer

This appointment will be for one year.

How to Apply

Please send a CV and two letters of recommendation to

Applications must include the phrase "Research Associate on Atmospheric Aerosols" in the subject line of the email.

Closing date for all applications is NOON PST on Friday April 9, 2021.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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: 08 March 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.