Postdoctoral Researcher – nEXO / DarkSide-20k


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TRIUMF is Canada's particle 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 Postdoctoral Researcher to join our Science Technology Department and play a major role in the development of future experiments, developing light sensing solutions and electronics for the detection of liquid Xenon and liquid Argon scintillation light. TRIUMF is indeed pioneering the development of Vacuum Ultra-Violet sensing solution for application in astro-particle physics and beyond. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on one of two exciting projects, depending on their area of interest: nEXO, searching for neutrinoless double beta decay in liquid Xenon; or DarkSide-20K, searching for Weakly Interacting Massive Particle in liquid Argon. Work on DarkSide-20k could be combined with data analysis of the DEAP-3600 experiment. Contribution to nEXO will include a participation in the Light only Liquid Xenon (LoLX) experiment probing the fast properties of light production (Cerenkov and scintillation) in liquid Xenon using silicon photo-multiplier (SiPMs) and eventually 3D integrated digital SiPMs. LoLX is scheduled to start data taking in summer 2019.
Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in experimental subatomic physics, or be receiving one in the near future, and experience in the development of radiation detection technologies and the design and construction of test apparatus.  Applicants must have experience in operating laboratory test setups.  Our ideal candidate is a resourceful team player who is eager to contribute, and shows initiative and a sense of timeliness in completing tasks. 
This grant funded position will be based at TRIUMF, and the term of employment will be based on an initial commitment of two years. Salary will be competitive depending on experience.
When submitting your application as detailed below, please include a detailed CV with a list of publications, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the email below.
TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your complete application package should be submitted by email to recruiting@triumf.ca and will include the following in one complete PDF file:  
Applications will be accepted until July 31st, 2019.
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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