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Senior Research Associate

University of Toronto
: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
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Senior Research Associate

Date Posted: 10/19/2021
Req ID:18847
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Physics
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)



The Department of Physics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Senior Research Associate working with the experimental high energy physics group. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2021.

The experimental high energy physics group at the University of Toronto has an active participation program in the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The experimental high energy physics group is a significant participant in the Phase II upgrade of the central tracker to a tracking system, the ITk, consisting of solid-state sensors. The experimental group is an ITk module assembly site, which will require the Senior Research Associate to play a leading role in managing both production and quality assurance of modules in Toronto and at Celestica Inc. The successful candidate will continue through the production, installation, and commissioning of the ITk, currently scheduled to be in 2026. Work will be based on the University of Toronto campus during the production phase, with expected travel to CERN, Europe, for approximately five (5) week-long trips per year, for collaboration coordination. Please note that travel may be subject to change as determined by the Faculty or the Department in keeping with current circumstances. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in particle detector development and construction; and have completed their Ph.D. in particle physics, with at least three years of experience in assembling and testing silicon detector modules or a related field.


Education – Ph.D. in experimental particle physics or a related field.
Experience – At least three years of experience in the assembly and testing of silicon tracking detectors.
Skills – Must have the ability to work well in an international team of researchers and manage a group of researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Travel - Extended travel to Europe for five week-long trips per year.


Applicants should apply online at the link below and include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, and three reference names with their contact addresses and phone numbers. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Professor William Trischuk at [email protected]

Closing Date: 10/27/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate
Appointment Type: Grant - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R02 -- Sr. Research Associates $54,777 - $95,678 - $111,196 (open)
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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