Graduate Position, Queen’s University – SBC, inner detector hardware development

Graduate Position, Queen’s University – SBC, inner detector hardware 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 Scintillating Bubble Chamber experiment (SBC) located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of Prof. Ken Clark at Queen’s University. On-campus work will be a major component of this position, and the project includes working with a dark matter and neutrino detector.

The potential project would include research and development of the inner components of SBC. This includes the components that detect possible dark matter signals. This project may also include testing, commissioning, building, and installing the inner detector depending on the timeline and progress of the project.

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.