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

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of British Columbia
Physics and Astronomy
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

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-based 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 [email protected]

Include a cover letter, CV, publication list, brief description of research interests. All applications received by Dec 1 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Range
$50,000USD to $0USD
Included Benefits

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

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2021 Oct 29
Application Deadline
2021 Dec 01


Prof. Scott Chapman