Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – SBC, hardware development

Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – SBC, hardware 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.

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 Scintillating Bubble Chamber experiment (SBC) to be located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of Prof. Ken Clark at Queen’s University. On-campus work will be the major component of this position, and the project includes working with dark matter and neutrino detectors.

The potential project would include research and development of the inner components of SBC. This includes the components that detect light generated from backgrounds as well as signals from dark matter interactions. This project may also include testing, commissioning, building, and installing the inner detector depending on the timeline and progress of the project.

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.