Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
STUDENT JOB PROGRAM
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-11
Position Title:TIGRESS Undergraduate Research Assistant
Name of Project:TIGRESS
Overview:TIGRESS -- the TRIUMF-ISAC Gamma-Ray Escape Suppressed Spectrometer -- is a state-of-the-art gamma-ray detector array. It consists of commercial, custom-built semiconductor and organic scintillator gamma-ray detectors. It is used for experiments studying the structure of exotic nuclei. These detectors require routine maintenance and occasional repair. Experiments require manpower for custom detector setups and for quality control, and typically, experiments run around the clock.
Duties:The general duty of the candidate shall be to assist in experiments performed with TIGRESS and to assist in the maintenance and setup of the array between experiments. Tasks may include: developing algorithms and codes to simulate experiments; setting up and calibrating detector elements; monitoring experimental data as it is collected; analyzing data after an experiment; testing detectors and associated equipment for out-of-specification performance, and subsequently, troubleshooting and fixing them. Detailed task assignment shall be based on the needs of the experimental program and the skills of the candidate. In this work term, it is anticipated that the main tasks will involve setting up the TIGRESS array in a new experimental location with the recoil separator EMMA, and optimization of a fast gas-filled ion counter. Each of these efforts enable new possibilities for high sensitivity experiments in nuclear structure.
Skills learned during this work experience:Fundamentals of nuclear science; radiation measurement; data analysis; signal transmission and processing; vacuum and gas-handling systems
Qualifications:REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate shall have a minimum 5 terms of physics, engineering physics, mathematical physics, or engineering physics, and have demonstrated through course work an understanding of electrical circuit theory, measurement uncertainties and error propagation. The successful candidate shall have taken a 2nd year physics laboratory class, or discipline-specific equivalent.
IN ADDITION: Linux and C experience are valuable assets. Other experience relevant to this position include electronic assembly (soldering, antistatic practices, clean rooms), other fine assembly jobs, oscilloscopes, cryogenics, vacuum or turbine systems, light industrial, manufacturing or construction work, cranes.
Period of work:4 to 8 months based on mutual agreement 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:
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)
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