Why TRIUMF?

DiversityCollaboration ▐  Innovation & Cutting-Edge Research ▐  Comprehensive Benefits

Living and Working in a World-Class City ▐  Community Involvement, Education & Outreach

 


 

Diversity

A wide range of occupations and disciplines are required to support TRIUMF's growth and continued search for the answers to the compelling questions driving Canadian science, technology and innovation. Scientists, Engineers, Computing and IT professionals, and Technicians are in constant demand and are recruited from around the world to work in areas such as Accelerator Science and Technology, Materials Science, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Physics, and Particle Physics. As a result, TRIUMF is diverse in its areas of expertise, its people and cultures, and its opportunities for career development, exploration, and growth.

As an equal opportunity employer, TRIUMF recruits and selects applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, age, marital or parental status, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or handicapped status.

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Collaboration

As an institution, TRIUMF wholeheartedly embraces a spirit of collaboration. This can be seen in the many partnerships TRIUMF has developed since its inception:

  • Partnerships with leading Canadian universities, which make up TRIUMF's core and identity as Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics
  • International partnerships, which connect Canada to the global science and technology community
  • Commercial and industrial partnerships, which form a bridge between the academic sector and the private sector, helping drive Canada's innovation engine with collaborative and joint projects

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Innovation & Cutting-Edge Research

Accelerator Science & Technology
TRIUMF is Canada's steward for accelerators and drives the development of higher power, more efficient, and more effective accelerators.

Materials Science
TRIUMF studies the detailed nature of materials, revealing new levels of complexity--and simplicity.

Life Sciences and Nuclear Medicine
TRIUMF brings together physics, chemistry, and biology in one of Canada's premier centres of excellence for nuclear medicine. New methods for disease detection and treatment are being developed.

Nuclear Physics
TRIUMF has the world's largest cyclotron, which is used to generate exotic atoms for unlocking the secrets of the stars and discovering the medical isotopes of the future.

Particle Physics
TRIUMF helps Canadians understand the universe by providing tools, skills, and infrastructure for some of the world's most sophisticated research projects that probe the evolution of our universe.

Theory
TRIUMF's Theory group pairs analytical and computational prowess with cutting-edge experiments to create breakthroughs in fundamental understanding.

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Comprehensive Benefits

Your personal health and well-being are an integral part of your career at TRIUMF.

Some of the benefits offered through TRIUMF include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Extended health and vision care
  • Paid vacation and flexible work schedules
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life and Accident Insurance
  • Income Replacement Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan

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Living and Working in a World-Class City

TRIUMF is situated in Pacific Spirit Park on the campus of the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, BC - rated as one of the world's most livable cities. With its multicultural makeup, mild climate, and natural beauty, Vancouver is a fantastic place to live and work.

Getting outdoors is also part of a healthy work-life balance. Surrounded by water on three sides and overlooked by the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver boasts many of the world's finest outdoor activities. Within just minutes of the TRIUMF site, you can enjoy walking or cycling on the trails of Pacific Spirit Park, or head to the waterfront to enjoy the beaches of Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, or Kitsilano. Venture even further still and you're among the North Shore Mountains where you can enjoy a variety of winter and summer sports

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Community Involvement, Education & Outreach

TRIUMF is an active member of its local and global community, endeavouring to promote science to its neighbours, young and old, near and far. TRIUMF reaches out to its community by...

  • Welcoming the public - throughout the year, regularly scheduled tours are held for the general public while special tours are arranged upon request. Every year, approximately 550 individuals (not including students) visit TRIUMF.

  • Involving school children - each year, about 1220 students visit TRIUMF on organized site tours. To further opportunities for high school students, TRIUMF has partnered with the Innovation and Science Council of BC to offer top BC high school students a Summer Fellowship. TRIUMF also hosts a Saturday Morning Lecture Series for high school students in partnership with UBC and SFU.

  • CO-OPerating with universities - TRIUMF is an active partner with undergraduate co-operative education programs nationwide. On average, 70 undergraduate and building trades students are hired each year on four-month work terms. To many, the experience gained has a pivotal role influencing a career choice in a similar occupation.

  • Attracting top undergraduates - TRIUMF offers five Summer Research Awards every year to bring one student from each of the five regions of Canada (Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie Provinces, British Columbia) to TRIUMF.

  • Challenging eager students - The TRIUMF Summer Institute is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students. For the past 20 years, it has brought to TRIUMF outstanding prospective scientists from around the world. They attend a two-week-long series of lectures and seminars on topics of current research interests.

  • Hosting global scientists - Every year, TRIUMF hosts several conferences that attract top scientists from around the world. TRIUMF showcases the excellence of Canadian science.

  • Mentoring tomorrow's scientists - TRIUMF offers an environment in which graduate students can develop their skills. The unique blend of world-leading scientists and facilities serving the subatomic physics, condensed matter physics, chemistry, accelerator technology, and life science research communities provides an unparalleled opportunity to delve deeper while at the same time gaining a good understanding of the wide picture.

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