Graduate Position, Queen’s University – SNO+ Data

Graduate Position, Queen’s University – SNO+ Data

A photo of the Andromeda Galaxy. Photo credit: Bryan Goff.

This position represents an open-ended call for applicants. Applications and communications from qualified, interested candidates are welcome at any time. There may be more than one position available under this opportunity, and multiple graduate students may be accepted at the same time depending on qualifications.

This position is open to those with or finishing an undergraduate degree in physics, or related equivalent who have a strong interest in neutrinos and neutrino detection experiments. 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 SNO+, located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of Prof.Mark Chen at Queen’s University. The position will involve either on-campus work or work at site (SNOLAB) or a combination.

Potential projects include: analysis of data from the SNO+ neutrino detector; studies of solar neutrinos, geoneutrinos, neutrinos from nuclear reactors or supernovae neutrinos; working on detector hardware and performing calibrations; R&D and deployment of tellurium in SNO+ which includes commissioning and operating the underground tellurium process systems. Adding tellurium to SNO+ is a step towards detecting neutrinoless double beta decay.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Chen 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.