Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-10

Position Title:

Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy at ISAC 

Name of Project:



The gamma-ray spectroscopy at ISAC group operates the state-of-the-art gamma-ray spectrometer (GRIFFIN) for experiments in nuclear physics. The array consists of a set of 16 High-purity Germanium Clover detectors and a fully digital data acquisition system. The student will have the opportunity to assist in the operation, maintenance, setup and characterization of the spectrometer components as well as analyze experimental data.


Testing HPGe detectors, analysis of experimental data, investigation and development of data acquisition performance, mechanical assembly of electronics components, acceptance testing of electronics, assembling and testing vacuum components, assembling and testing of mechanical components

Skills learned during this work experience:

basic laboratory skills, gamma-ray spectroscopy, nuclear structure, data analysis, c++ programming


Must have completed first year physics classes. Must enjoy hand-ons work in a laboratory setting. Some c++ programming experience an asset.

Shiftwork required:


Period of work:

May to August 2018 with possible 4-month extension  
Salary is commensurate with academic progress and previous relevant work experience, and ranges from $ 2080 to $ 2800 per month plus 4% vacation pay.
TRIUMF pays round-trip airfare (this does not apply to Vancouver/Victoria students); for Vancouver Island students, TRIUMF will pay ferry costs.

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified undergraduate students as defined below:

  • Canadian undergraduate students or Canadian Permanent Resident undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited post secondary institution in Canada (or outside Canada) who are studying in a vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Foreign full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at a designated learning institution at the post-secondary level, and who are studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration, and who have a valid Canadian study permit which allows for employment off-campus, and who have applied for a Social Insurance Number
  • Foreign undergraduate students enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program of study abroad who have accepted, or are in the process of accepting, an "Invitation to Apply" for a work permit under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program

Applications must be received at TRIUMF by 4:00pm Pacific time on 2018-01-22.

One complete PDF for EACH position must be submitted. Please save the PDF as lastname-job number (eg Smith-15.pdf)

Email to:

Mail to:

TRIUMF Student Program
Job Number TR18-2-10
4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 2A3

No phone calls please. TRIUMF wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, and regrets that only those being considered will be contacted.

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