Graduate Position, TRIUMF – SiPM Development

Graduate Position, TRIUMF – SiPM 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. 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 experiment design and supporting dark matter detection. This opportunity is to be a 2 year Master’s of Science (MSc) project.Domestic and International candidates are welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will work on measuring key characteristics of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) 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 edge light detection methods and contributing to fundamental science knowledge in both dark matter and neutrino detection experiments.

The potential project would include the combined measurement of the reflectivity and efficiency of SiPMs in the 120-900nm wavelength range. The goal of this measurement is to characterize the contributions of electrons and holes in producing avalanches in silicon, or scenarios in which silicon carries a very large current that otherwise it would not be able to carry.

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.