TRIUMF is seeking an individual with an extraordinary combination of scientific vision, accomplishment, and leadership to assume responsibility for directing the laboratory.
TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. Owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of 18 Canadian universities, the laboratory enables research that benefits every sector of the Canadian science, technology, and innovation enterprise and leads to major advances in particle and nuclear physics, materials science, nuclear medicine, and accelerator physics. Core financial support for operations is provided through a contribution agreement via the National Research Council of Canada. TRIUMF has a dedicated staff of 350 continuing employees, a user community of 1,000, and provides unique educational experiences and training for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.
The successful candidate will demonstrate his or her ability to advance an organization that is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence:
Effectively lead overall strategic planning, decision making, and the development of policies and budgets
- Provide leadership in determining the scientific direction of the laboratory;
- Interact closely with relevant funding agencies and with members of the federal and provincial governments to secure financial support;
- Define objectives and approve policies for achieving employee and public safety at TRIUMF;
- Be responsible to the appropriate government agencies for regulatory compliance; and
- Report to the Board of Management on policy and carry out policy decisions.
Position the laboratory to drive societal and economic benefits for Canada
- Encourage interaction between TRIUMF researchers and industry to foster innovation and maximize the economic benefits to Canadians; and
- Promote TRIUMF to the general public.
Interact with Canadian universities and the physics community in formulating plans and in supporting community priorities
- Facilitate the use of TRIUMF’s infrastructure to support Canadian-led offshore projects; and
- Develop and maintain contact with other laboratories throughout the world that have common interests.
The position requires broad insight into the research capabilities of TRIUMF and a thorough understanding of how these capabilities can be exploited and further developed. The successful candidate will have leadership experience and a research career of international distinction.
Please note the position is open to all qualified applicants, and in the case of equal qualifications, preference may be given to a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer. The term of the appointment would be for five years.
Applications should include a full curriculum vitae and a statement on vision for the laboratory. The review of applications will begin on November 4 and continue until an appointment is made. Applications and inquiries should be directed to:
Professor Robert Kowalewski, University of Victoria
Chair, Search Committee