Competition # 511

Postdoctoral Fellow - CANREB

TRIUMF is Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business.

TRIUMF is also home to a major radioactive beam facility ISAC, and is currently in the process of enhancing its isotope production capabilities with ARIEL (Advance Rare IsotopE Laboratory), a new $120M scientific infrastructure. Located within ARIEL, is CANREB, (CANadian Rare-isotope facility with Electron-Beam ion source) a Canada Foundation of Innovation funded project, which combines a high resolution separator, a gas-filled RFQ cooler, an EBIS charge-breeder, and subsequent separator to deliver pure beam for post-acceleration. This facility will dramatically advance Canada's capabilities for isolating, purifying, and studying short-lived isotopes.

In support of the CANREB project, we have an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow who will assist in the installation and full-function development of both the CANREB radio frequency buncher (RFQ) and Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS), as well as the interface between the two. As the successful applicant, you will also be expected to assume scientific responsibilities for the CANREB RFQ cooler and CANREB EBIS cooler. More specific responsibilities include:

  • Communications between CANREB groups, in particular RFQ and EBIS
  • Participating in commissioning and optimizing the two systems
  • Developing atomization tools for charge breeding
  • Providing technical oversight within the two projects
  • Supervising undergraduate and graduate students
If you are excited at the prospect of being part of this project and helping the CANREB team achieve results, and if you are looking to further develop your research career portfolio, then this will be a great opportunity for you.

To be considered for the position, you will need to have a recent PhD in nuclear, atomic, or accelerator physics, with experimental experience and skills in the corresponding field, and will need to demonstrate to the hiring committee that you have a general knowledge of particle detection and beam diagnostics. If you have accelerator based science experience it will be considered a definite asset.

This position is located at TRIUMF, and the term of employment will be based on an initial commitment to a one year term, which may be renewed for a second term, based on mutual satisfaction and continued funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

When submitting your application, please include a detailed CV with a list of publications, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation or reference to be sent directly to the email below.

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 2016-05-31

TRIUMF Human Resources, 2016-03-29

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