Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – SNO+

Undergraduate Position, Queen’s University – SNO+

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. There may be more than one position available under this opportunity, and multiple undergraduate students may be accepted at the same time depending on qualifications.

This position is open to those pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science, or related equivalent who have a strong interest in neutrinos and neutrino detection experiments. This opportunity may be an honours thesis and/or a summer research project.

The successful candidate will work on SNO+, located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario under the supervision of Prof.Mark Chen at Queen’s University. The position will involve either on-campus work or work at site (SNOLAB) or a combination.

Potential projects include: analysis of data from the SNO+ neutrino detector; studies of solar neutrinos, geoneutrinos, neutrinos from nuclear reactors or supernovae neutrinos; working on detector hardware and performing calibrations; R&D and deployment of tellurium in SNO+ which includes commissioning and operating the underground tellurium process systems. Adding tellurium to SNO+ is a step towards detecting neutrinoless double beta decay.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Chen 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.