Graduate Position, University of Alberta – DEAP-3600, hardware & software upgrades

Graduate Position, University of Alberta – DEAP-3600, hardware & software upgrades

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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 DEAP-3600, located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of Prof. Aksel Hallin at the University of Alberta. On-site and on-campus work will be a major component of this position, and the project includes working with the DEAP-3600 collaboration.

The potential project would include designing, constructing, testing, and incorporating hardware and software upgrades to the DEAP-3600 detector at SNOLAB to improve its search for dark matter.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Aksel before applying. You can find how to apply to the University of Alberta for graduate positions here. Please note that the deadline to apply is December 1, 2021 for Fall 2022 semester acceptance, but applications are welcome at any time.