Accelerator Postdoc for TRIUMF Terahertz Photon Source

$55,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • TRIUMF
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Jun 13, 2024
Full time, Fellowship / PostDoc Physics & Astronomy Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description

 

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.

 

TRIUMF has recently received funding to build a Terahertz photon source, which will be powered by the existing 30 MeV superconducting electron linear accelerator, the e-linac. In addition to the present infrastructure, the Terahertz project necessitates the construction of a DC photo gun, a new beam transport system to the injector cavity, a buncher and a dedicated bunch compressor to produce the short electron bunches required for coherent emission of THz radiation.

 

The advertised position is associated with providing accelerator physics support to the project. The incumbent will produce a beam optics design of all the new beam transport and bunch compression sections. This includes developing specifications in consultation with other team members, performing beam optics and space charge dominated beam dynamics simulations, proposing a design to the team for review, and overseeing the detailed design and fabrication stages.  Optionally, and depending on the availability of research funding, the term of the position may be extended to allow the incumbent to participate in the installation and commissioning phases.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform beam optics and beam dynamics simulations to optimize the accelerator structure for the coherent THz radiation production.
  • Work in close collaboration with other TRIUMF beam physicists to integrate the new components into the existing layout.
  • Produces documentation including requirement specifications, design notes and commissioning plans.
  • Participates in the weekly Beam Physics Department meeting.
  • Maintains international connections in accelerator physics and beam instrumentation.
  • Optionally: participate in testing, installation and commissioning of accelerator components.

 

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Sound knowledge of theoretical and experimental aspects of accelerator physics is required for the position. Practical experience in construction and commissioning of particle accelerators, especially modern low emittance photoemission driven electron injectors, would be beneficial. Previous experience in performing beam dynamic simulations involving space charge using computer codes such as ASTRA, WARP or similar will be considered advantageous.

 

NUCLEAR ENERGY WORKER:

The position requires the incumbent to be trained and designated as a TRIUMF Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW). Training would be provided by TRIUMF.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Must have a Ph.D. in accelerator physics (received within 5 years), with a minimum of 2 years of experience in designing accelerator systems (inclusive of the experience acquired as a Ph.D. student).

 

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Employment Type: 2-year Fixed Term
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.

 

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 recruiting@triumf.ca and include JR number (JRXXXXXX) in subject line

 

Application closing date:

August 05, 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 Code. TRIUMF 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.

https://www.discoverourlab.triumf.ca

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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:
Email: recruiting@triumf.ca
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.

 

 

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at TRIUMF and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers-Canada.com or www.AcademicCareers.com or www.UniversityJobsCanada.com

 

Application Deadline

August 05, 2024