Undergraduate Position, University of Alberta – DEAP-3600, hardware & software upgrades

Undergraduate Position, University of Alberta – DEAP-3600, hardware & software upgrades

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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 DEAP-3600, located at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario 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 DEAP-3600 collaboration.

The potential project would include designing, constructing, testing, and incorporating hardware and software upgrades to the DEAP-3600 detector at SNOLAB to improve its search for dark matter.

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.