Postdoctoral Fellow(Astro-)Particle Physics Phenomenology University of Alberta

Postdoctoral Fellow

(Astro-)Particle Physics Phenomenology

University of Alberta

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

This position has a term length of 2 years and offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits.

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department/Faculty Summary

The University of Alberta is home to extensive theoretical and experimental particle and astroparticle physics expertise. Information on research activities within the Physics department at the University of Alberta can be found here:

Position Summary

The Centre for Particle Physics and the Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Alberta invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in the area of (astro-) particle physics phenomenology. The position will be joint between theoretical and experimental groups in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta.


The candidate will carry out research in theoretical astroparticle physics, with strong connections and collaborations with the SNOLAB experimental program, especially the NEWS-G, PICO, SBC, and DEAP dark matter projects. Candidates with interests in dark matter physics are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in theoretical particle astrophysics, high-energy physics, or a closely related field is necessary with knowledge and experience working in an interdisciplinary and multicultural team. The position is for two years, beginning in Fall 2023, with an extension to the third year upon mutual agreement.

How to Apply

To guarantee full consideration, candidates should apply online by December 1, 2022. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV including a list of publications and a research statement of no more than 3 pages.

Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email directly to:

Suzette Chan:
Department of Physics
CCIS 4-181
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA T6G 2E1

For further questions, contact Nassim Bozorgnia ( or Marie-Cécile Piro (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their time and effort but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be considered for future vacancies.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Review of applications will begin on February 28th, 2022.