TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre. From the hunt for the smallest particles in the universe to the development of new technologies, including next-generation batteries and medical isotopes, TRIUMF is pushing the frontiers in research to advance science, medicine, and business. TRIUMF is located in Vancouver, Canada.
Program Requirements and Resources
If you are looking to start your career at TRIUMF, you will need to consider how to apply, when to apply, and the qualifications expected of incoming students and employees. Deadlines and expectations are different depending on your department and degree level.
TRIUMF is not a degree granting institution, and so some positions may need to be affiliated with a partner institute.
Undergraduate students from across Canada have the opportunity to join research teams at TRIUMF. Programs for undergraduate students include:
Open to students across Canada enrolled at institutions with partnered education programs. The jobs offered reflect the broad range of TRIUMF research, including particle and nuclear physics, material and molecular science, accelerator science, nuclear medicine, as well as engineering and computing.
The Erich Vogt First Year Summer Research Experience (FYSRE) is a program offering summer research experiences to budding academic stars after their First Year Physics courses at the University of British Columbia.
Students from around the world come to TRIUMF to further their research careers. TRIUMF liaises with a variety of organizations to facilitate 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.
Graduate students from across Canada and internationally have the opportunity to join research teams at TRIUMF for their entire degree or for an internship. Graduate students are represented by theGraduate Students and Postdocs Society (GAPS). Programs for graduate students include:
Graduate 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.
Graduate Job Opportunities
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.
Potential postdoctoral fellows applying to TRIUMF apply directly through a job posting. Postdoctoral Fellows are considered employees.
Postdoctoral Fellows are represented by the Graduate Students and Postdocs Society (GAPS).
- Position length is typically 1-3 years.
- There is not a standardized salary for postdoctoral fellows at TRIUMF, as your base annual salary is set by the supervisor. The estimated average is $55,000.
- Postdoctoral opportunities can be found through: Post-Doc Job Listings, GAPS job listings, Mitacs Elevate, and GoResearch
Engineers, Technicians, and Staff
The range of employment options at TRIUMF includes research, engineering, computing and IT, technical and trades, administration, and more.
Salary is position and experience dependent. The estimated minimum is $50,000, and the estimated average is $73,000.