Undergraduate Position, University of Alberta – DarkSide-20k, hardware

Undergraduate Position, University of Alberta – DarkSide-20k, hardware

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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 dark matter detection and experimental physics. 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 DarkSide-20k, intended to be located at LNGS (Gran Sasso, Italy) 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 DarkSide-20k collaboration.

The potential project would include designing, constructing, testing, commissioning, and installing various components of the DarkSide-20k detector.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Aksel to apply. Please note that the deadline to discuss summer research positions is typically April, and honours projects should be negotiated and set in place by the Winter/Spring semester before the candidates final year of study.