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Director and CEO

TRIUMF is looking to recruit a Director and CEO for its offices in Vancouver

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 06 Nov 2020
  • Canada | TRIUMF
  • Date posted: 06 Oct 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Medical physics, cancer research & oncology 


Based in Vancouver, 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.

With financial support from the Government of Canada, and in collaboration with 20 Canadian universities, TRIUMF’s diverse community of multidisciplinary researchers, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff and students creates a unique incubator for Canadian excellence, as well as a portal to premier global collaborations. 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.

About the job

Reporting to the Board, the Director and CEO is responsible for providing overall leadership to fulfill the vision and mission of TRIUMF. The Director oversees the operation of the laboratory, including its research programme, its relations with member universities and with federal and provincial governments, its engagement with the national scientific community, its ties with other laboratories around the world whose interests overlap with those of TRIUMF, and its engagement with the public, both locally and nationally.

Experience and qualifications

The ideal candidate will bring a research career of international distinction in areas of science served by TRIUMF. The new Director will bring successful senior leadership experience gained in a university or in a related research organization and will be a strategic and collaborative leader. With a passion for research and innovation, the Director will bring a track record working with industry and government, and the leadership capacity and vision to lead a large and complex organization.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will be given serious consideration, and in the case of equal qualifications, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and permanent residents. TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.


TRIUMF is located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia, in the heart of Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver is consistently ranked among the top five cities in the world to live and work. TRIUMF offers a competitive total compensation package, including housing support, comprehensive benefits, attractive salary, and an excellent opportunity to contribute to a high-impact national research facility.

To apply

To apply, please submit a CV and a letter, summarizing how your experience matches the position at TRIUMF, to our Search Consultants at Boyden at

For more information, please contact Ella Hipolito or Brent Cameron of Boyden at 604-685-0261 or by the e-mail above.


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