Graduate Position, Queen’s University – PICO, data analysis, modeling, hardware and software R&D

Graduate Position, Queen’s University – PICO, data analysis, modeling, hardware and software R&D

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This position represents an open-ended call for applicants. Applications and communications from qualified, interested candidates are welcome at any time.

This position is open to those with or finishing an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, or related equivalent who have a strong interest in dark matter detection. This opportunity is flexible in term, and may be a 2 year Master’s of Science (MSc) or 4 year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) position depending on the interest of the successful candidate.Domestic and International candidates are welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will be based at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, with frequent travel to SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario to work on the PICO experiments. This position is under the supervision of Prof. Tony Noble. On-site and on-campus work will be a major component of this position. PICO experiments use bubble chamber methods and superheated fluids to attempt a direct detection of dark matter.

The project would focus on data analysis and modeling for the on-going PICO-40L experiment, or hardware and software research and development for the upcoming PICO-500 experiment, depending on the successful candidate’s interest and skill set.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Ken before applying. You can find how to apply to Queen’s University for graduate positions here. Please note that the deadline to apply is December 15, 2021 for Fall 2022 acceptance, but applications are welcome at any time.