Graduate Position, TRIUMF – Liquid Xenon light characterization

Graduate Position, TRIUMF – Liquid Xenon light characterization

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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. The position will be removed when it has been filled.

This position is open to those with or finishing an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, or related equivalent who have a strong interest in building knowledge for rare event searches for dark matter and/or neutrinos. 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 characterization of light emitted in liquid Xenon under the supervision of Prof. Fabrice Retière at TRIUMF in Vancouver, British Columbia. On-site work will be a major component of this position, and the project includes working with cutting rare event detection technology.

The potential project would include working with the Light only Liquid Xenon (LoLX) collaboration to characterize the first nanosecond of light emission in liquid Xenon. This characterization of liquid Xenon would lead to identifying new background rejection strategies for use in dark matter detectors and neutrino searches.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Fabrice to begin the application process. Please note that the deadline to apply for Fall semester acceptance is April 1, but applications are welcome at any time.