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Graduate Student and Post-Doc Program

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are extremely valuable members of the TRIUMF community and make indispensable contributions to advancing the laboratory's research activities and mission. TRIUMF strives to offer postdocs and graduate students with exceptional opportunities for research training and career development in a lively and interactive environment.

Graduate Students and Postdocs Society

The Graduate Student and Postdoc Society (GAPS) is the primary social and professional development vehicle for TRIUMF's graduate students and postdocs. GAPS is committed to fostering a sense of community among the graduate students and postdocs, and developing an infrastructure to support their needs.


Job Opportunities

TRIUMF Job Search Resources
Post-Doc Job Listings @ TRIUMF
GAPS job listings page
Mitacs Accelerate (grad students)
Mitacs Elevate (post-docs)

 Also see the UBC PhD Outcomes Report 2017

Graduate Student Support

Graduate Students who have an employment agreement with TRIUMF, or who are physically at TRIUMF for more than 50% of their research time for over 4 months of the year, are eligible for financial assistance to support their TRIUMF residency. These students have a permanent or semi-permanent presence at the laboratory, distinct from regular visitors who only come for short intervals.

Thesis Opportunities

TRIUMF offers a unique environment for graduate students. Students can do research at TRIUMF visiting with their supervisors, or they can be resident here under the supervision of a laboratory research scientist.  Although TRIUMF is not a degree-granting institution, our research scientists are affiliated with universities with whom students can obtain their degrees.

The Thesis Opportunities page lists scientists who are actively recruiting students or interested in doing so. 

Graduate Awards and Fellowships

TRIUMF offers awards for graduate students conducting their research at our world class facilities



International Graduate Students

Graduate students from around the world come to TRIUMF to further their research careers. In general if the student's supervisor is a TRIUMF user, then it is possible for the student to come to TRIUMF.

TRIUMF also liaises with a variety of organizations to faciliate and coordinate research opportunities for international students. It is also possible for international students to do research at TRIUMF outside of the programs covered by those agencies.

 Last updated May 15, 2024