Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-14

Position Title:

Cyclotron Controls Coop Student 

Name of Project:

Cyclotron Controls Module Testing 


The incumbent will be working with the Cyclotron Controls Group, which is responsible for the maintenance and improvements of the computer based control system of the TRIUMF 500MeV cyclotron. The job would mainly involve using existing test programs and test fixtures to test, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of electronic modules used in the Cyclotron Control System.


* Testing and repair of electronic modules (digital & analogue) used to interface devices to the control system.

* Updating test programs for various modules used in the control system.

* Updating documentation for the Cyclotron Control System (schematics, manuals, etc. ).

* Participating in the jobs required to maintain and improve the control system and lab diagnostic facilities.

Skills learned during this work experience:

* Electronics troubleshooting skills will be learned.

* Will become familiar with a digital I/O bus.

* Programming skills will be learned or improved.

* Hands-on electronic skills will be developed or greatly improved.


* Must be able to solder.

* Basic electronics knowledge is a must.

* Some experience with either personal or micro computer operating system.

* Ability to read and interpret electronic documentation.

* Familiarity with AutoCAD, Altium/Protel or other CAD/CAE programs would be an asset.

Shiftwork required:


Period of work:

Four month term. Extension will be evaluated. 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 TR18-2-14
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.

TRIUMF is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia.
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