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Superconducting RF Post-Doc

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
55,000 - 70,000 CAD
Posting live until
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

Discover TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre. We are a publicly funded, not-for-profit research lab that is a hub for discovery and innovation.

Our mission is to serve as Canada’s particle accelerator centre.  We advance isotope science and technology, both fundamental and applied.  We collaborate across communities and disciplines, from nuclear and particle physics to the life and material sciences.  We discover and innovate, inspire and educate, creating knowledge and opportunity for all.

TRIUMF's diverse community of nearly 600 multidisciplinary researchers, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff, and students create a unique incubator for Canadian excellence, as well as a portal to premier global collaborations.  Fueling innovation and improving lives, we are committed to accelerating discovery and shaping a better world.

Central to the success of TRIUMF are a number of accelerators including two SRF linacs: a SRF QWR heavy ion linac and a SRF 1.3GHz electron linac.

TRIUMF’s RF Department is responsible for maintaining and providing services for all the radio frequency systems of the TRIUMF accelerators. The systems range in frequency from 5 MHz to 1300 MHz and in power from a few watts to hundreds of kilowatts.

The RF Department personnel are also involved in development programs in superconducting rf, high level rf and rf controls both in the support of local infrastructure as well as external collaborative projects. Presently TRIUMF is engaged in the development and production of five crab cavity cryomodules for the Hi-Lumi project at CERN. The TRIUMF SRF group also has active programs of student based research in coaxial cavity development and in SRF materials research using muSR and betaNMR.

Local infrastructure to support the SRF developments includes a clean room, test area with multiple cryostats, HPWR and chemical etching treatment facilities, a rf induction heat treatment furnace as well as an experienced technical support team.

The TRIUMF RF Department has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow who will be primarily responsible for support of the superconducting rf projects and systems. The position is a two-year appointment that provides an excellent opportunity to work in a modern accelerator engineering facility.

The primary duties would include:

  • Support for SRF projects including the Hi-Lumi cryomodule project – cavity receiving and testing, cryomodule assembly and testing
  • Support student activities in fundamental SRF research including cavity processing and
  • testing, equipment design and sample preparation and testing with the local muSR/beta-NMR
  • facilities
  • Support within the rf service group in the operation and maintenance of the TRIUMF SRF systems including the ISAC-II Superconducting Heavy Ion linac and the ARIEL superconducting linac.

Experience in other of the following areas will be considered as definite assets:

  • electro-magnetic modeling capability,
  • cryogenics and cryomodules,
  • high power and low power rf systems

The ideal candidate will have received a PhD within the past 1 to 5 years, preferably in SRF physics and technology.

Employment Type: 2 year Fixed Term - Full Time 
Role Type:  Individual Contributor

Location: On-site

Work Hours: 35 hours per week

Total Rewards

At TRIUMF, we value our employees and are committed to providing a competitive total rewards package. We offer comprehensive benefits that promote the well-being and security of our staff and provide an excellent opportunity to grow your career in a high-profile national research facility, where you can make a difference.

Salary Information: $55,000 - 70,000

Benefits Information:

  • TRIUMF paid dental, extended health, vision care, emergency travel assistance, EAP, Life Insurance, and supplementary Wellness Benefits.
  • Excellent Employee Pension Plan
  • Disability benefits, and optional additional Life insurance and AD&D.
  • Generous time away
  • Maternity and paternity leaves and top-ups

Postdoctoral applications must:

  • Upload cover letter, brief statement of research interests, detailed CV with a list of publications 
  • Arrange for 3 letters of reference sent directly to and include JR number (JRXXXXXX) in subject line

Application closing date:

As a requirement of this position, the successful candidate will need to provide acceptable proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or demonstrate that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the BC Human Rights CodeTRIUMF will grant reasonable accommodation requests up to the point of undue hardship.

Apply now and be part of our extraordinary journey.

Learn more about the amazing research and work we do at TRIUMF.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all. Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.

As an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalised on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Contact information:
Phone: 604.222.1047
Fax: 604.222.3791

4004 Wesbrook Mall - Vancouver, BC - V6T 2A3

TRIUMF is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.




At TRIUMF, we’re passionate about accelerating discovery and innovation to improve lives and build a better world. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all. Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.

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4004 Westbrook Mall
Vancouver (UBC)
British Columbia

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