Postdoc - CCAT-prime 850GHz camera, Experimental Cosmology and Astrophysics Group

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, January 8, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of British Columbia
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
6224 Agricultural Road
V6T 1Z1
Job Announcement Text: 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in experimental cosmology and astrophysics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Members of our group study the CMB and astrophysics as participants in the South Pole Telescope (SPT,, CCAT-prime (, Polarbear/Simons-Array, ACT, and CMB-S4 collaborations.

UBC is funded to build the polarization sensitive, 850GHz (350um) KID camera for the CCAT-prime telescope. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the design, construction and testing of this instrument, with close collaboration with the Cornell CCATp group. The applicant will also have opportunities for cosmological/astrophysical analysis of data from the SPT-3G receiver and Polarbear-2/SA, as well as in technology development for CMB-S4.

Candidates are expected to have earned or be close to earning a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy, to be experienced with relevant instrumentation (e.g. cryogenics, low-temperature detectors, superconducting electronics) and data analysis techniques, and to have strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Chapman for further details.

Applications along with three letters of reference should be submitted electronically directly to Scott Chapman at

Include a cover letter, CV, publication list, brief description of research interests. All applications received by January 25 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$47000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$58000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
The salary will be in equivalent Canadian dollars.
Included Benefits: 

Standard UBC employee benefits, including medical, dental, and others. Please see UBC website for details.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 5, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Scott Chapman
Department Name: 
Physics and Astronomy
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CCAT-prime postdoc