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Superconducting RF Post-Doc

British Columbia, Canada
50,000 - 80,000 CAD
Posting live until
23 Nov 2023

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Discover TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre, and one of the world's leading laboratories for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. 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.

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.

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 andcryomodules,
  • 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.

TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, is situated on the vibrant south campus of the University of British Columbia, nestled within the beautiful Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver, BC.

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

If you are passionate about science, engineering and technology, driven to excel, and eager to be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking organization, we encourage you to apply. Take the next step in your career journey with TRIUMF.

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

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. 

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

Come join us to see how we are working to unlock the mysteries of the universe and shape the future.

Apply now and be part of our extraordinary journey.

Application closing date:

January 10, 2024

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.

It is important to note that due to operation necessity, TRIUMF will as needed, make hiring decisions that could pre-empt the application closing date. Accordingly, we suggest candidates submit expressions of interest in a timely fashion.

Contact information:
Phone: 604.222.1047
Fax: 604.222.3791

4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 2A3


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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