The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC is seeking PhD-level Scientific Research staff to support our investigations of novel materials and devices based on exotic quantum electronic states. This multi-year Research Associate position will support the Institute’s Principle Investigators researching devices based on topologically non-trivial states, contributing to each stage of experimentation from planning to publication.
The Research Associate in Topological Devices will help to formulate and lead research projects that extend SBQMI’s program in this area: oversee nanofabrication and ultra-low temperature measurement of devices; contribute to writing and publishing articles in top-tier journals; mentor SBQMI students and postdoctoral fellows; and collaborate with other national and international academic institutions, government, and industry organizations. As well, the Research Associate will interface with other SBQMI researchers and theorists developing new ideas for devices and their applications, and investigating new topological materials that could form the basis of future devices.
SBQMI is a world-leading venture researching systems and phenomena involving quantum materials and devices. We believe in the power of collaboration to fuel the search for creative solutions. In addition to building a strong interdisciplinary team of experimentalists and theorists from physics, chemistry and applied science at UBC, we have established strong and active partnerships with TRIUMF, the Canadian Light Source, the Max Planck Society, and many other elite research institutions.
The successful candidate will thrive in our collegial culture and will bring the following qualifications to the role:
- PhD in Physics or other relevant discipline.
- Minimum of 3 years of postgraduate experience in a research, or research and development, environment;
- Patents and/or publications in reputable scientific journals;
- A strong reputation in quantum device measurements, preferably including those based on topological non-trivial systems;
- Experience in nanofabrication of devices based on advanced quantum materials;
- Demonstrated capacity to pursue independent research;
- Experience leading research projects;
- Experience supervising students or staff.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to push the boundaries of knowledge and create a new paradigm of electronic devices, send your CV, with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please include “RA-TD” and your full name.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC offers a competitive benefits package including extended medical, dental, life insurance, and pension.
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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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.