Postdoc position in atmospheric chemistry at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

A postdoctoral position in atmospheric chemistry and aerosols at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Department of Chemistry, is available. The successful candidate will work on the project “Physicochemical properties of forest fire smoke particles and their effect on the stratospheric ozone layer” with Prof. Allan Bertram. The project will involve collaborations with several other colleagues and institutions. The physicochemical properties that the successful candidate will study include multiphase chemistry, viscosity, and cloud nucleating ability. Approaches will include mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, fluorescence microscopy, the poke-flow technique, flow-tube kinetics, and oxidation flow reactors.

A Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, or a related discipline is required. The position is available immediately.

For more details, please contact Prof. Allan Bertram (

How to Apply:

The application must include:

  • a cover letter (including a description of your research interests and career goals)
  • a CV
  • the contact information of two references to support the candidacy


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent to:

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Additional details:

Employer: University of British Columbia

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job type: Postdoctoral Fellow

Term: Full-time, one year, with the possibility for renewal up to a total of 3 years