Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
STUDENT JOB PROGRAM
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-34
Position Title:Upgrade of the ATLAS detector at the LHC
Name of Project:Upgrade of the ATLAS Muon System with Large Area Small Strip Thin Gap Chambers
Overview:After the first two successful runs, the ATLAS Collaboration is engaged to exploit the full physics potential of the LHC scheduled to operate at increasing luminosities in the coming years. This will make the forward muon detector subject to high occupancies leading to problems in reconstructing forward muon tracks. It will also result in higher event trigger rates due to high levels of background rates. To address this, ATLAS will replace the forward muon detectors (called the muon wheels) with new high precision muon chambers that will have improved trigger capabilities which will allow for a reduction in the background levels.
Duties:- Quality control of large scale (1mx2m) printed circuit boards produced in industry
- HV insulation and conductivity tests
- Mechanical tests on planarity
- Precision measurements on produced boards using state of the art optical coordinate measurement machine
- Extended stays at company in Nevada for quality control
Skills learned during this work experience:- Production processes of large area printed circuit boards
- Quality assurance procedures
- Working principles of thin gap chamber gas detectors
- Knowledge of experimental challenges related to particle physics
Qualifications:- Attention to detail
- Mechanical aptitude
- Use of excel, google drives, etc
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:
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)
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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