Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre

Queen's University Graduate Positions

Many faculty members at Queen's University are looking for new graduate students to join their team! Keep an eye on this space to catch all open calls.

Levente Balogh

Prof. Levente Balogh is looking for one or two new graduate students to work on proton irradiation and target development. These students would be joining the dynamic team at the Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory. You can contact Prof. Balogh directly to find out more.

Joseph Bramante

Prof. Joseph Bramante is looking for two new graduate students. He is a high energy theoretical particle physicist who investigates dark matter, stellar and galactic signatures of new physics, cosmology, and the vacuum structure of our universe. Students working with him will have the chance to collaborate with colleagues at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario. You can contact Prof. Bramante directly to find out more.

Ken Clark

Prof. Ken Clark is looking for two new graduate students. He is currently a collaborator on the PICO experiment which is located at SNOLAB and searching for dark matter. He also works with the IceCube collaboration studying low-energy neutrinos at the South Pole. His new graduate students would be involved in either of these experiments. You can contact Prof. Clark directly to find out more.

Philippe Di Stefano

Prof. Philippe Di Stefano is looking for two new graduate students. His research involves experimental searches for rare events, like the dark matter particles that may make up most of the matter in our Universe, or a rare form of potassium radioactivity found, for instance, in bananas. He is also interested in developing very sensitive detectors for these searches, and in applications of these detectors to other fields, like fracture mechanics. You can contact Prof. Di Stefano directly to find out more.

Guillaume Giroux

Prof. Guillaume Giroux is looking for two graduate students, either M.Sc. or Ph.D. One of these students will be working on the PICO experiment. The other will be working on the NEWS-G experiment. His research is focused on the search for dark matter, an unknown type of matter that makes up the majority of the Universe’s matter content. As a member of the PICO collaboration, he searches for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) using large bubble chambers that are operated 2 km underground at SNOLAB. He is involved in the operation and data analysis of the current generation detectors, and in the design, construction and commissioning of the next-generation bubble chambers that may one day allow the direct detection of WIMPs. You can contact Prof. Giroux directly to find out more.

Ryan Martin

Prof. Ryan Martin is looking for up to two new graduate students. His research is focused on advancing our understanding of neutrinos and dark matter by conducting experiments located in deep underground laboratories such as SNOLAB. He is particularly interested in technologies that can have multiple applications; for example, he is currently developing germanium detector technologies to both understand neutrinos and to search for the existence of dark matter. He is a member of the SNO+, MAJORANA, LEGEND, NEWS-G, and MINER Collaborations. He is always looking for new members to join his research team on any of these projects. You can contact Prof. Martin directly to find out more.

Tony Noble

Prof. Tony Noble, Scientific Director of CPARC and Project Leader for the world leading PICO Dark Matter search experiment, has several positions available for strong students interested in a blend of hardware, software and physics analyses for an extremely novel dark matter program. PICO utilizes the superheated bubble chamber technology and is currently operating detectors at SNOLAB. We have ambitious plans to design, construct and operate a new tonne scale detector beginning in 2018. You can contact Prof. Noble directly to find out more.

Aaron Vincent

Prof. Aaron Vincent is looking for up to two new graduate students. As an astroparticle physicist, his work focuses on the interplay between the fundamental building blocks of nature and the cosmos as a whole. He aims to tackle questions such as: what is the particle nature of dark matter? What is the origin and nature of astrophysical neutrinos and cosmic rays? What can stars, galaxies and the big bang itself tell us about the laws of nature on subatomic scales? You can contact Prof. Vincent directly to find out more.

All faculty members are always reachable via email. We encourage you to contact them directly to find out about their graduate opportunities!

Please apply directly to the School of Graduate Studies at Queen's University here!