Research Scientist – Experimental Neutrino Physics | TRIUMF

TRIUMF is Canada’s accelerator centre, and one of the world’s leading laboratories for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business.

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.

We are currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Research Scientist position. We invite applications from outstanding scientists who have a proven track record in neutrino or particle-astrophysics, the desire to attract and mentor postdocs and graduate students, and the ability to establish an effective research program.   

The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the long baseline neutrino physics program at TRIUMF, in collaboration with university and international partners.  TRIUMF has been taking a leadership role in the on-going neutrino physics program in Japan, including the recently approved Hyper-Kamiokande experiment and the ongoing T2K experiment.  TRIUMF researchers lead the Intermediate Water Cherenkov Detector (IWCD) project for Hyper-K and the Water Cherenkov Test Experiment at CERN, a prototype experiment for the IWCD.  The TRIUMF neutrino group is also developing an integrated program of photon detection (with multi-PMT photosensors), calibration (with photogrammetry and ex-situ photosensor characterization) and event reconstruction (with machine learning techniques) for water Cherenkov detectors.

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • A PhD in particle, particle-astrophysics, or nuclear physics
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
  • Effective presentation and planning skills
  • Critical scientific thought; effective problem solving and experimental strategy skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent relationship building skills, and the ability to function effectively in a team environment

This is a full time TRIUMF Board Appointed tenure-track appointment and is considered equivalent to a faculty position at a Canadian university. The position is located at the TRIUMF campus. This appointment will be at the equivalent rank of an Assistant Professor, but in exceptional cases other levels can be considered.

All qualified applicants will be given serious consideration, and in the case of equal qualifications, preference will be given to a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

To apply, please go to TRIUMF People and Careers

Required items for application:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research accomplishments and research interests
  • Detailed CV with a list of publications
  • Arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation or reference to be sent directly to [email protected] including JR100045in the subject line

Applications will be accepted until January 23, 2022

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.


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