Postdoctoral Fellow position with the DarkLight Collaboration at UBC/TRIUMF

Please refer to reference number PDFO-56674 when applying for this position.


The Canadian group in the DarkLight collaboration has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher to join us in a search for new bosons in the mass range from 10 to 20 MeV using the TRIUMF/ARIEL e-linac. The successful applicant will join a small international collaboration and be based at TRIUMF in Vancouver, BC. The brief and intense schedule for the DarkLight experiment means that this position provides a unique opportunity for a young postdoctoral researcher to participate in a particle physics experiment from the design stages right through data taking to a final result during their time at TRIUMF.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Simulation software
  • Testing and development of trigger detectors
  • Assisting with supervision of junior HQP
  • Commissioning and running of experiment
  • Documentation and communication of results

Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate should be interested in all areas of experimental work and have relevant particle physics experience. Ideally this would include: experience in detector development, expertise in simulation and data analysis with fluency in C++, ROOT, and python, the ability to work well in a group, good communication skills, and an interest in supervising and mentoring students. Additional experience with GEANT4 or data acquisition systems would be a special asset. 

Applicants must hold a PhD (received within 5 years) in Particle or Nuclear Physics by the starting date of the position.

Potential applications must:

Upload a cover letter, a brief statement of research interests, and a detailed CV with a list of publications to Workday at

In addition applicants must arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to and include JR number (JR100481) in the subject line.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit enquires/applications at this website and refer to reference number PDFO-56674.

Desired start date: 03 Jan 2023
Duration: Fixed term / Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time

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.