FAQ

Graduate Studies

Are there graduate student positions associated with CPARC?

Yes, absolutely.

We anticipate there will be 20 – 30 students supported by CPARC on an ongoing basis. Although CPARC is very active in promoting and funding opportunities for graduate students, the hiring process flows through the usual University or laboratory process. See this information also. We will also be developing new programs to enhance the educational experience, with International Ph.D. exchange programs and distributed learning.

How do I apply for positions?

You apply in the normal way by contacting prospective groups/professors at institutions you are interested in, finding the obvious links to their graduate studies web pages, and following the procedures.

Although CPARC is very active in promoting and funding opportunities for graduate students, the hiring process flows through the usual University or laboratory process. See this information also.

When will positions be available?

Technically you can contact faculty and apply at any time. Traditionally, students start a new program in September, but this is more a consequence of the transition from a B.Sc to graduate work. Most students are applying in January and February, and if you apply late in the process, there is always a chance positions will be taken. It is in your best interest to have contact with candidate groups, apply early, and ensure your application is complete quickly.

Undergraduate Student Opportunities

I am interested in Research in Particle Astrophysics. What are the opportunities?

Great. We are developing a number of exciting programs for students at all stages of their careers. This is a work in progress, but we anticipate sponsorship for summer employment within our research groups, summer internships with industry, summer schools, amongst others. Please see information about these programs here. This is organized at Queen’s University.

How do I apply?

We will be advertising within the department at Queen’s University. Typically this will occur in January/February, with the intent of having summer positions identified and filled by the end of February. These positions will also be posted on our web site here.

When will positions be available?

Since we are just launching the program, and have lots to do, at the moment this is uncertain, but we certainly hope to have something posted already in Jan/Feb 2017 for summer positions, and then a more complete program in subsequent years. More information will be posted here.