Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-19

Position Title:

Cryomodule Engineering Student 

Name of Project:

Cryomodule Development 


TRIUMF is designing and fabricating a Heavy Ion Superconducting radio-frequency accelerating module. The module is based on an existing design but will include new features that have to be carefully modeled and designed.


The Student will be involved in the design of a Superconducting RF cryomodule designed for a heavy ion linear accelerator. Based on the existing experience of ISAC-II cryomodule, the work will develop new mechanisms for separated vacuum (RF/isolation) module. The work will involve solid works design, Finite element analysis for thermal or mechanical characteristics.

Skills learned during this work experience:

The Student will gain knowledge on RF, superconductivity, and cryogenics, master CAD and FEA tools to conduct mechanical and thermal simulations, and gain hands-on experience on mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, and vacuum technology. The completed mechanical design can be published in an international conference such as SRF conference. The training would strengthen studentís capability for his/her future career in mechanical engineering.


3-4 year Mechanical engineer or Engineering Physics student

Shiftwork required:


Period of work:

May - Aug 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 TR18-2-19
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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