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March 26, 2024 / TRIUMF - Neutron Emission Spectrometer Postdoctoral Researcher

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Neutron Emission Spectrometer Postdoctoral Researcher

Neutron Emission Spectrometer Postdoctoral Researcher

Posting Details

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Position Type


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STEM Sector


Salary Range

$55,000 - 70,000

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.

This position holds a central role in driving the development of a state-of-the-art high-speed neutron detection system, critical for advancing the measurement of plasma temperature within General Fusion’s pioneering projects. You will be at the forefront of designing and refining an intricate detection system comprising highly segmented plastic scintillators, to be read by analog and/or digital Silicon photomultipliers. This system must achieve the remarkable capability of detecting neutrons at rates up to GHz, boasting exceptional efficiency and energy resolution.
As an integral member of a dynamic team consisting of recent PhD graduates, your contributions will be essential in delivering this system to fruition. Your expertise and dedication will be key in realizing this proof of concept, pushing the boundaries of scientific innovation in plasma physics and nuclear fusion.

Lead one of the three main projects: 1) optimization of the timing performances at the single channel level, 2) development of a solution for finely segmented (about 100 units each < 1cm3) plastic scintillator and SiPM assemblies with minimum dead spaces, 3) development of an electronics and data acquisition solution scalable to at least 500 channels.
Support the other two main projects not under direct leadership.
Drive the development, implementation and operation of the test setup system based on radioactive sources with decay product captured by reference detector systems (BaF2, CeBr3).
Coordinate all activities at TRIUMF.

The incumbent must have the following knowledge and skills:
Demonstrated experience in radiation instrumentation, detectors, electronics, and data acquisition system
Experience in data analysis, using either C++ or Python based tools
Experience in neutron detection is an asset
Experience in Silicon photo-multiplier
Extensive experience in data acquisition systems is an asset

A recent Ph.D. (received in the last 5 years) in physics or engineering

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:
April 21, 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.

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.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 21/04/2024

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