Competition # 383

Research Scientist - Theory

Located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia, TRIUMF is Canadas national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. We are currently seeking a Research Scientist who will join our Theory Group and become actively involved in the targeted fields of theoretical low energy nuclear physics and related areas of nuclear astrophysics.

The TRIUMF Theory Group provides guidance and support to the TRIUMF experimental program and is a center of activity for the broader Canadian subatomic theory community. The research interests include nuclear theory, nuclear astrophysics, ab initio many-body theory, fundamental symmetries, particle phenomenology, neutrino physics and lattice gauge theory. TRIUMFs world-leading rare-isotope facility, ISAC, attracts 500 experimental faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students annually. Further, TRIUMF is embarking on an ambitious new program, ARIEL, using actinide targets with both photo-fission and spallation drivers. This provides an excellent opportunity for interactions with the national and international nuclear experimental community.

As a Theory Research Scientist, you will have the opportunity to engage in forefront research, developing proposals and obtaining research support from national and international funding agencies. You will keep abreast of the advancements in the field of theoretical physics and act as an expert for experimenters using TRIUMF/ISAC/ARIEL. In addition, you will be expected to effectively supervise Postdoctoral Research Fellows and graduate students, to take an active role in the organization of workshops, and to participate in a variety of activities or events that connect the Theory Group to the overall TRIUMF research program.

As the ideal candidate, you will have a PhD in nuclear/theoretical physics with related postdoctoral or faculty experience, and be capable of carrying out a strong independent research program. Your existing record of publications and public presentations is impressive, and your strong leadership and mentoring skills have already been evidence in your career. Your expertise and research interests are aligned with the TRIUMF experimental programs, in particular ARIEL and will complement and/or overlap with the research being done by our existing nuclear theorists. Many-body Theorists with expertise in techniques applicable to medium mass nuclei, ab initio approaches, and nuclear astrophysics are also encouraged to apply.

This is a full time Research Scientist position approved by TRIUMFs board of directors, typically leading to continuing status after 5 years. The position is considered equivalent to a faculty position at a Canadian university, and as such the incumbent is eligible to apply for peer-reviewed funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The position further enables the opportunity to obtain adjunct professor status at a number of associated universities including, but not limited to, any of the 17 member universities that govern TRIUMF. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, and in the case of equal qualifications, preference may be given to a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. When submitting application as outlined below, please also include a statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans, a list of publication, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted before the application deadline. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your complete application package should be submitted by email to and will include the following in one complete PDF file:

Applications will be accepted until 2013-08-15

TRIUMF Human Resources, 2013-05-23

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