Employment

At SBQMI we are interdisciplinary and collaborative. Our members are theorists, experimentalists and device development experts from a variety of disciplines - physics, chemistry and electrical engineering.

We know that equity and diversity amongst our students, staff and faculty are essential to a lively learning environment where differing ideas and perspectives are given voice.  We believe that this is the foundation of creativity and problem-solving.

If you share this exciting vision and thrive in a collegial culture, please review the postings below to see if we currently have an opportunity that matches your skills and experience.
 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN MESOSCOPIC AND NANOSCALE THERMAL TRANSPORT PHENOMENA

The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC is seeking PhD-level scientific research staff to support activity in the investigation of thermal transport phenomena. Relevant effects include the transfer of phonons, photons, and electrons, and particular emphasis is placed on exploiting low-dimensionality and quantum confinement in nanostructures. This multi-year position as a Research Associate will play a leadership role in SBQMI’s recently launched Grand Challenge investigating Disorder as a Design Principle of New Functional Materials. The role will therefore not only support SBQMI’s interest in studying energy transfer, but also connect to a range of experimental techniques suited to the growth of the relevant materials, such as molecular beam epitaxy and pulsed laser deposition, while also coordinating activities within the wider Grand Challenge team. The successful candidate will work with the Principal Investigators and other researchers to exploit existing characterization systems based on vacuum, optics, and electronic instrumentation, as well as further develop the capabilities of this infrastructure and new experimental techniques.

The successful candidate will conduct research projects that extend SBQMI’s expertise in the study of thermal transport phenomena; contribute to writing and publishing articles in top-tier journals; train and mentor SBQMI students; act as coordinator for material synthesis and characterization efforts; and collaborate with other national and international academic institutions, and government and industry organizations.

SBQMI is a world-leading venture into research of systems and phenomena involving quantum materials. We believe in the power of collaboration to fuel the search for creative solutions and, in addition to building a strong interdisciplinary team of experimentalists and theorists from physics, chemistry and engineering, have established strong and active partnerships with TRIUMF, the Canadian Light Source, the Max Planck Society, and many other world leading institutions.

The successful candidate will thrive in our collegial culture and will have the following qualifications:

  • Fundamental knowledge of mesoscopic and nanoscale thermal transport phenomena;
  • Experience with advanced thermal and optical characterization systems;
  • Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics or other area relevant to the research pursuits of SBQMI; 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a research, or research and development, environment;
  • Publications in reputable scientific journals;
  • Experience mentoring students or staff;
  • Capacity to pursue independent research;
  • Ability to manage large research programs.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to push the boundaries of knowledge and create world changing devices, submit an application through www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/38435. Application closing date is October 30, 2020

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC offers a competitive benefits package including extended medical, dental, life insurance, and pension.

The Grand Challenge project is also recruiting for Postdoctoral Researcher positions. For more information about these positions and about the Grand Challenge, see:

https://qmi.ubc.ca/disorder-and-entropy-design-principles

For more information about SBQMI: www.qmi.ubc.ca

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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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - DEPT. OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Position ID:            UBC-Department of Physics and Astronomy-ASSISTANT PROFESSOR [#16894, 55782]

Position Title:        Assistant Professor in Condensed Matter Physics

Position Type:       Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Subject Area:         Physics

Appl Deadline:       2020/11/15 11:59PM

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Condensed Matter Physics. We encourage applications from candidates across both theory and experiment, with an emphasis on quantum materials and quantum devices. The successful candidate will join UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and create an independent research program, which complements the existing strengths of the institute. SBQMI has strong experimental and theoretical groups working in the area of quantum matter, and is committed to attracting and training outstanding students and conducting forefront research that spans the field. Details can be found on the Institute website (qmi.ubc.ca), and information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy can be found at phas.ubc.ca. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and provide service within the Department, to the University, and to the broader community.

A CV, publications list, a statement of research interests, and a summary of teaching interests and experience are required. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted using Academic Jobs Online. UBC's strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life. In your application, please include a statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body as well as your past, present and/or future contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.

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 BC 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Review of applications will start Nov. 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is Summer 2021, but is negotiable.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at the link below to complete your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Three or More Reference Letters (to be submitted at the link below by the reference writers at this site)

And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:

http://www.phas.ubc.ca/
Derek Gagnier <hr@phas.ubc.ca>
(604) 822-4210

325-6224 Agricultural Road
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

Click link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16894

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (QMI) at the University of British Columbia is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral candidates with expertise in the following areas: materials growth, experimentation, devices and applications, computational modelling, or theory to join its multi-disciplinary team of physicists, chemists, and engineers.

Internationally recognized for its research and discoveries in quantum materials, quantum information, and quantum devices, QMI has set its research trajectory on 3 Grand Challenges:

  • Disorder and Entropy as Design Principles of New Functional Materials
  • Pushing the Boundaries Of NISQ-Era Quantum Computing with Focus on Quantum Materials
  • Engineering Exotic Phases in 2-Dimensional Materials

While conducting research in one or more of these core programs, successful candidates will collaborate with such world leading institutions as the Canadian Light Source, TRIUMF, the Max Planck Society, and University of Tokyo; write and publish articles in top-tier journals; train and mentor students and other researchers; and contribute to the translation of promising applications to industry.

Interested applicants can find information about the Grand Challenges at https://qmi.ubc.ca/grand-challenges and should contact principal investigators aligned with their interests to discuss potential projects. Candidates must have obtained, or be close to completing, their doctoral degree, and be able to demonstrate a solid scientific background—as evidenced by publication record, letters of recommendation, and research proposal. Evidence of teamwork, strong communication skills, and ability to supervise students will also be considered.

To apply, please provide:

  • Brief cover letter, including the QMI researcher(s) with whom you have discussed projects;
  • Names of those who will provide recommendations;
  • Curriculum Vitae, including full publication list;
  • 1 - 2 page research proposal;
  • 3 letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by your referees).

Candidates: submit your application at www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/38345

Referees: please email letters of recommendation to jobs@qmi.ubc.ca

Application deadline: All materials (including reference letters) must be received by October 30, 2020 to ensure full consideration. Interviews with applicants who best meet our criteria will be held via Zoom soon after.

We thank all applicants for their interest.

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.