Competition # 619
Postdoc - Target & Ion Source Development
Our 500 MeV cyclotron provides the proton driver beams for the majority of TRIUMF's current on-site research programs, which include molecular and materials science and nuclear medicine, physics and astrophysics. There are two ISOL (Isotope Separator On-Line) facilities on-site. The ISAC facility has been producing and accelerating radioactive ion beams with the highest power driver beam in the world since 1999. The Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory (ARIEL) is currently under development and will expand TRIUMF's (and Canada's) capabilities to produce and study radioactive isotopes for cutting edge research. There will be two new driver beam-target interaction stations for the production of exotic isotopes at ARIEL, the first accepting a 100 kW, 35 MeV electron driver beam and the second accepting a 50 kW, 500 MeV proton driver beam.
We are seeking to hire a Postdoc to join the Targets and Ion Sources (TIS) department. The department encompasses a broad cross-section of the systems required for radioactive ion beam production: from target vessel design and development of target material studies, to ion source R&D that spans from transfer lines or arc discharge ion sources, to laser spectroscopy and laser-atom interaction regions. The workings of ISOL targets and ion sources sit at an intersection of numerous disciplines: from nuclear, accelerator, atomic or plasma physics to materials science or chemistry, a multidisciplinary approach will therefore be required.
The research focus of the position could fall anywhere within the TIS department and will be driven by the candidate's interests and TIS development priorities. The role will also involve the provision of crucial physics input to some of the many ongoing ARIEL related projects at TRIUMF, enabling candidates to gain direct experience in the support and coordination of pioneering science and engineering projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
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Applications will be accepted until 2018-10-21
TRIUMF Human Resources, 2018-01-20
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