Graduate Position, Queen’s University – PICO, hardware analysis and development

Graduate Position, Queen’s University – PICO, hardware analysis and development

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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 and hardware development. 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 work on the PICO experiments located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of Prof. Ken Clark at Queen’s University. On-campus and on-site work will be a major component of this position, and the project includes working with dark matter detectors.

The potential project would include working either on PICO-40L or PICO-500. Working on PICO-40L would include analyzing the installed hardware and improving function. Working on the PICO-500 would include detector construction and installation in SNOLAB as well as developing and testing components to veto muon interactions in the detector.

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.