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SNOLAB Executive Director

Deadline to Apply: September 24, 2021

SNOLAB is currently seeking a dynamic individual to lead the organization as its Executive Director.

About the position and SNOLAB

SNOLAB’s vision is to be the location and partner of choice for deep underground science, delivering world-class science and benefit to Canada, and its international partners, by providing and promoting national and international access to the unique facilities and expertise at SNOLAB.

With financial support from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, and in collaboration with five Canadian partner institutions (University of Alberta, Carleton University, Laurentian University, Université de Montréal and Queen’s University) SNOLAB delivers on its mission to:

  • Enable and spearhead world-class underground science;
  • Develop and maintain world-class facilities and infrastructure;
  • Educate, inspire and innovate; and
  • Develop quality delivery systems of internationally recognized standards.

The Executive Director position will be a five-year initial appointment associated with one of the member institutions and is renewable. Salary will be commensurate with that for Canadian full professors at top tier universities and with equivalent positions at comparable science and research facilities. Qualified candidates may also be offered an academic appointment at Queen’s University or Carleton University, subject to appropriate appointment processes.


To Apply

To formally apply for the SNOLAB Executive Director role, please submit your CV and cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience and vision align with SNOLAB. All applications should be submitted electronically to Any inquiries can be submitted directly to Paul Marshall and Jenny Zhang of Boyden at and

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and the deadline for submission is September 24th, 2021. The initial interviews will be undertaken using video-conference technology with subsequent interviews taking place on-site at SNOLAB, if conditions permit.