Jobs & Opportunities

The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute (McDonald Institute) is committed to inclusive excellence in research for the benefit of Canadians. At the McDonald Institute, we recognize that achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive research network is essential to the creation of rigorous, innovative and impactful research necessary to collectively tackle the frontier questions in astroparticle physics. The recruitment efforts of our personnel are reflective of our desire to further strengthen our network by actively seeking diversity of skills, identities, experiences, and perspectives. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the further diversification of the McDonald Institute network. Come work with us to further uncover the secrets of our universe. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.


Graduate Positions

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Please mark June 30th, 2020 [ September 30th, 2020 December 31st, 2020 March 31st, 2021 ] in your calendar as the expiration of this posting. If you would like us to keep the posting active past that date, please contact Zac Kenny at communications@mcdonaldinstitute.ca on or before that date.All the best,

M.Sc. Position in Astroparticle Physics Phenomenology 
York University
Apply by March 13, 2021
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PhD Position in Astroparticle Physics 
University of Alberta
Apply by May 31, 2021
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contact Levante to see if this is filled Feb 2020

Graduate Positions in Experimental Particle Physics
Laurentian University
Open until filled
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Graduate Position in Experimental Particle Physics
Carleton University
Open until filled
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HQP Ticket 2019-R5-24


Undergraduate Summer Positions

Summer Research & Outreach Fellow (5 available): Reporting to the Education & Outreach (E&O) Officer, each McDonald Institute Summer Research and Outreach Fellow (MI Fellow) will be responsible for both research, and research tools training of high school students. 50% of their time will be in progressing a research project with an MI faculty, with the intent to produce or contribute to a scientific paper. Their other 50% of time will be initially co-developing, and then fully implementing a summer school that would meet with a cohort of 4-8 middle and/or high school students, selected from applications. Due to COVID-related restrictions, this school is likely to be hosted completely online. The students in the cohort would be the McDonald Institute Summer Scholars (MI Scholars). Each MI Fellow, working with their research supervisor and E&O Officer would give the MI Scholars a sequence of introductory content material, skills training (computing, theory, experimental design, data entry, report writing), and include a scaled-down, entry-level version of the research project the MI Fellow is pursuing. The summer would conclude with each of the MI Scholars presenting to the department and interested public on their work over the term of the summer camp. This would be followed by each MI Fellow presenting their research project to the department and interested public. More information can be found here.

Student Finance and Budget Assistant: Reporting to the Finance Officer, the Student Finance and Budget Assistant will make important contributions to budget management, internal controls, audit preparedness and integrated reporting systems for the funding agency, management and partners. They will act as an essential financial support to the McDonald Institute. This position is offered through the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP), and must be applied for through the Queen’s University MyCareer portal.


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