Competition # 560

Research Scientist: Neutrino/Particle-Astrophysics

                     Joint Research Scientist / Adjunct Faculty Position
                     Experimental Neutrino or Particle-Astrophysics

TRIUMF is a partner of the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC) , a program supported by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) . TRIUMF, in partnership with Queen's University , is currently accepting applications for a joint tenure-track Research Scientist position in particle-astrophysics. We invite applications from outstanding scientists who have a proven track record in neutrino or particle-astrophysics, the desire to attract and mentor postdocs and graduate students, and the ability to establish an effective research program as a part of the CPARC program.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a neutrino physics or particle-astrophysics program at TRIUMF and develop a scientific and technological link with the neutrino and particle-astrophysics physics programs at TRIUMF and SNOLab. TRIUMF was part of the successful SNO experiment, and is currently playing important roles in several SNOLab projects, including EXO-200/nEXO, DEAP-3600, SNO+, and HALO. TRIUMF has also been taking a leadership role in the on-going long baseline neutrino physics program in Japan, T2K, as well as in proposed projects, NuPRISM and Hyper-Kamiokande. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to contribute, develop, and strengthen collaborations between TRIUMF and Queens University.

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • A PhD in particle, particle-astrophysics, or nuclear physics
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
  • Effective presentation and planning skills
  • Critical scientific thought; effective problem solving and experimental strategy skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent relationship building skills, and the ability to function effectively in a team environment
This is a full time TRIUMF Board Appointed tenure-track appointment, and is considered equivalent to a faculty position at a Canadian university. In addition, the position is jointly held with the Department of Physics at Queens University as an Adjunct Professor. TRIUMF offers a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is located at the TRIUMF campus in Vancouver. This appointment will be at the equivalent rank of an Assistant Professor, but in exceptional cases other levels can be considered.

All qualified applicants will be given serious consideration, and in the case of equal qualifications, preference will be given to a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Applications should include a statement of research accomplishments and interests, and arrange for at least 3 referees to submit reference letters directly to the email contact 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 2017-05-01

TRIUMF Human Resources, 2017-03-02

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