Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – PICO, hardware analysis or construction

Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – PICO, hardware analysis or construction

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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 pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, or related equivalent who have a strong interest in hardware development and dark matter detection. 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 the PICO experiments located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of Prof. Ken Clark at Queen’s University. On-campus and on-site work will be a major component of this position, and the project includes working with dark matter detectors.

The potential project would include working either on PICO-40L or PICO-500. Working on PICO-40L would include analyzing the installed hardware and improving function. Working on the PICO-500 would include detector construction and installation in SNOLAB.

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.