CANADA'S NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR PARTICLE AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS
LABORATOIRE NATIONAL CANADIEN
POUR LA RECHERCHE EN PHYSIQUE NUCLÉAIRE ET EN PHYSIQUE DES PARTICULES
Owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of Canadian universities via a contribution through the National Research Council Canada
Propriété d'un consortium d'universités canadiennes, géré en co-entreprise à partir d'une contribution administrée par le Conseil national de recherches Canada
TRIUMF Summer Research Awards
TRIUMF is Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, located on the campus of the University of British Columbia. Our 500 MeV cyclotron and smaller isotope production cyclotrons support a diverse program of world class research in particle physics, nuclear physics and chemistry (including nuclear astrophysics), condensed matter and materials research, and life sciences. In addition, TRIUMF acts as an infrastructure lab for international collaborations in subatomic physics at European laboratories such as CERN and DESY, American laboratories such as Brookhaven, SLAC, and JLab, the Japanese laboratory KEK, and other laboratories around the world.
Canadian Undergraduate Students
TRIUMF has a policy to give Canadian undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the excitement of research at a National Laboratory such as TRIUMF. In part to fulfill this policy, we sponsor 5 scholarships every year to bring one student from each of the 5 regions of
to TRIUMF. The present competition for the Summer 2009 awards (May to August 2009) has an application deadline of January 14, 2009.
- Students will be assigned to work on a research project, with consideration given to his/her stated interests.
- Salaries will be in the range $1900 to $2700 per month, depending on work experience and the number of academic terms completed.
return from the home institution will be paid by TRIUMF.
- Students will receive a $2000 scholarship on the satisfactory completion of a report on their research.
- There are weekly student seminars given by leading Scientists in their field.
- Social activities are organized by the 40 undergraduates TRIUMF usually has on site each summer.
- Vancouver and its environs is a world-famous vacation destination, with much to offer students during their non-working hours and weekends.
Possible areas or research projects that may be available include:
- Decays of the muon and pion
- Life Sciences
- Nuclear Theory
- Fundamental symmetry with beta decays, atom and ion traps, and laser spectroscopy
- Neutrino oscillation
- Nuclear astrophysics
and exotic nuclear properties
- High-energy experiment and analysis
- Accelerator Physics
- Materials Science with muon and beta decay
- You must be enrolled at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution and be legally entitled to work in Canada3;
- You must be currently enrolled in your second (first in Quebec), or higher, year of studies in the physical sciences or engineering;4
- You must have achieved a first-class standing;
- You must send in the following documents:
This material must be received by January 14, 2009.
- a curriculum vitae, which clearly states your email address,
- an official copy of your academic transcript5,
- a letter of recommendation from your university department chair. In addition to a letter from the chair, TRIUMF will also accept a letter from another professor who may know the student better. This is to aid in cases where the chair does not know the applicant directly.
- a covering letter of 500 words or less, describing what your interests and career ambitions are, and which part of the TRIUMF scientific program you are most interested in.
Applications must be sent to:
c/o Summer Scholarship Program
4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B. C.
Canada V6T 2A3
or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact:
Ms Dana Giasson
4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B. C. V6T 2A3
phone: (604) 222-7565
fax: (604) 222-1074
|Electronic applications, reference letters, and transcripts will be accepted, provided:|
- Curriculum vitae and cover letter are in pdf format;
- Reference letters are emailed by the department chair or professor, and must clearly indicate the sender as being that person; any sent by the applicant or another proxy will not be accepted. Reference letters sent as PDF documents or as plain-text messages are acceptable.
- Transcripts are emailed directly from the registrar's office of your insititution, and must clearly indicate the sender as being that registrar's office.
|Scholarship winners will be notified by email on or before January 28, 2009.
Please note that if you are interested in working at TRIUMF in the summer of 2009 regardless of receiving a scholarship award,
you must apply directly to the TRIUMF Student Program. TRIUMF Summer Jobs are posted around the middle of January, and you must submit a separate application for each posting that you wish to apply for.
Visit the TRIUMF website at http://www.triumf.info