Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – Light Detection

Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – Light Detection

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.

This position is open to those pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, or related equivalent who have a strong interest in hardware development and optics. This opportunity is flexible in term, and may be an honours thesis, a summer research project, and/or a part-time research assistantship.

The successful candidate will work on light detection 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 dark matter and neutrino detectors.

The potential light detecting project would include the design, construction, and testing of light detection techniques and equipment, primarily silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) with one intended use being the calibration of dark matter and neutrino experiments.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Ken to apply. Please note that the deadline to discuss summer research positions is typically February, and honours thesis projects (PHYS 590 or ENPH 455) can be discussed/arranged as early as the spring or summer before the candidate’s final year of study.