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Mechanical Design Engineer

Department of Physics, Queen's University

The particle astrophysics (SNOLAB) group in the Department Physics at Queen's University in Kingston has an immediate opening for a mechanical design engineer to aid in the design of components for a cryogenic liquid argon dark matter detector (DEAP). The DEAP detector will be installed at the SNOLAB facility in Sudbury, Ontario. The successful candidate will join our engineering and technical team, and should have the following qualifications and abilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to work with a senior mechanical engineer to prepare engineering drawings of detector components, and to co-ordinate with in-house and external machine shops for component fabrication. The position will be initially for two years, with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send a cover letter, a resume of education and experience, and a list with at least three references before July 24, 2009 to:

Queen's University has an employment equity programme, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities and racial minorities.

(posted July 10, 2009)

Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Particle Astrophysics

Department of Physics, Queen's University

The particle astrophysics group at Queen's has openings for postdoctoral researchers on the DEAP-3600, SNO+, and Super-CDMS experiments. The Queen's group, which consists of six full-time faculty members and a total of over 30 researchers, is currently developing dark matter, solar neutrino, and double-beta decay experiments for SNOLAB (see sno.phy.queensu.ca/group). Successful candidates will have opportunity to participate in the development of the new experiments, including hands-on hardware and software development and data analysis. The positions will be based at Queen's University and may involve travel to the SNOLAB facility in Sudbury (see www.snolab.ca). The DEAP-3600 project is currently collecting data with the DEAP-1 prototype detector at SNOLAB, and has requirements for data analysis, simulations, and R&D related to the construction of DEAP-3600 which will begin this year. SNO+ is completing final designs and optimizing the detector via simulation studies; installation of equipment at SNOLAB begins this year with detector filling targeted for late 2010. SuperCDMS is operating at the Soudan underground laboratory in Minnesota; work on this project will involve detector R&D for future upgrades as well as data analysis.

The successful candidates will have PhD or equivalent degrees in experimental particle astrophysics, nuclear or particle physics, or in closely related fields. The original appointments will be for two years, renewable for a third year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should include a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of reference forwarded to:

or sent by e-mail to: mark.boulay@queensu.ca.

Queen's University thanks all who express an interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Queen's University has an employment equity programme, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including individuals from all nationalities, women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and racial minorities.

(posted April 16, 2009)

Tenure-Track Position in Experimental Particle Astrophysics

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor . The preferred starting date is July 1, 2009. The appointee will be an outstanding scientist who will establish an excellent research program in experimental particle astrophysics, and who will also be expected to provide first-rate instruction, to be active in graduate student supervision, and to participate in administrative duties. The salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Queen's is the lead institution and has responsibility for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO; see sno.phy.queensu.ca), Canada's major project in particle astrophysics. We intend to maintain our leadership role in this field through the development of new experiments that explore questions at the intersection between particle physics and astrophysics/cosmology, and that will be sited in SNOLAB, the new international underground facility for particle physics experiments that is nearing completion. Currently, faculty members in the Queen's particle astrophysics group are participating in SNO and SNO+, the PICASSO, DEAP and CDMS dark matter experiments, and in double beta decay experiments such as SNO+ with neodymium and MAJORANA. There are close interactions with Queen's faculty conducting research in observational astronomy, astrophysics and theoretical cosmology.

Queen's University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of a diversity of sexual orientation. Academic Staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement, available through the website www.qufa.ca.

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:

The first review of applications will begin on November 15, 2008 and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is found.

Faculty Position in Experimental Astroparticle Physics

University of Alberta, Canada

The Department of Physics, University of Alberta (http://www.phys.ualberta.ca/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental astroparticle physics, as part of our expansion into the areas of direct detection of dark matter, searches for neutrinoless double beta decay, and measurements of neutrino oscillations and properties, by exploiting the new Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Laboratory (SNOLAB). We primarily seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at a more senior level will be considered.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in experimental astroparticle physics, particle physics or nuclear physics, outstanding promise in research, and be committed to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong research program, supervise graduate students and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Physics has approximately 40 faculty and 130 graduate students, with research interests in particle physics, astrophysics, condensed matter physics and geophysics. Our particle physics group includes members with research interests in astroparticle physics, collider physics, particle and nuclear astrophysics and the standard model, and we are expanding in both experimental and theoretical particle physics. The Department has excellent electronics, machine shop and computational facilities and staff, and access to high performance computational infrastructure (see http://www.westgrid.ca/). Initiatives by the Governments of Alberta and Canada provide exceptional opportunities for additional funding to establish new research programs at the University of Alberta. See http://www.albertaingenuity.ca/, http://www.gov.ab.ca/sra, http://www.icore.ca/, and http://www.innovation.ca/ for further information.

The application should include a curriculum vitae, a research plan, and a description of teaching experience and interests. The applicant must also arrange to have at least three confidential letters of reference sent to the address below on or before November 1, 2008. Consideration of applications will begin by that date and continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is July 1, 2009. Interested applicants may apply to:

** Please reference Competition No. A10015783 on your application. **

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Postdoctoral Research Positions at SNOLAB for the SNO+ and DEAP Experiments

Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Three Postdoctoral Research positions are available in the experimental particle astrophysics group at Laurentian University, for two experiments under development at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. SNOLAB is Canada's new state-of-the-art international facility for particle astrophysics and an expansion of the highly successful Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), located two kilometers underground at Vale Inco's Creighton Mine. For information on the laboratory and the experimental program please see www.snolab.ca.

The SNO+ experiment will refill the SNO detector with a custom liquid scintillator to extend SNO's solar neutrino measurements to lower energies as well as to study geo-neutrinos and reactor neutrinos. It also plans to load the scintillator with Neodymium to search for neutrino-less double beta decay with high sensitivity. Two postdoctoral associates would lead research in the SNO+ topics planned at the SNOLAB site and at Laurentian University. These include the establishing of purification and radio-assay techniques for the SNO+ metal-loaded liquid scintillator, and the study of detector backgrounds. Other topics include developing the SNO+ supernova neutrino burst trigger, Monte Carlo modeling, and other DAQ and data analysis tools.

The third postdoctoral associate will participate in the DEAP/CLEAN experimental program which uses single-phase liquid-argon as the detecting medium to search for WIMP dark matter. The collaboration is developing detectors at several mass scales including DEAP-1, a 7kg detector, MiniCLEAN a 360 kg detector and DEAP/CLEAN a 3600 kg detector. DEAP-1 is currently operating underground at SNOLAB while MiniCLEAN and DEAP/CLEAN are proposed to be installed at SNOLAB in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The successful candidate will take a lead role in the operation and analysis of data from DEAP-1 and will participate in the development of DEAP/CLEAN including the implementation of the calibration systems.

We seek applicants with a PhD in experimental particle astrophysics, nuclear or particle physics or a closely related field. The candidates should have demonstrated ability to lead efforts in hardware development and data analysis. These positions are based at the SNOLAB site in Sudbury and administered through Laurentian University. The initial appointments will be for two years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should send a detailed CV and a statement of research interests, as well as arranging for three letters of reference to be forwarded to (please include the reference "SNO+/DEAP application"):

A review of applications will begin on July 27, 2008, but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. We thank all who express interests in these positions and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information contact Dr. Clarence Virtue (cjv@snolab.ca).

Laurentian University is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Postdoctoral Research Position in Experimental Astroparticle Physics

SNOLAB, Sudbury Ontario Canada

A Postdoctoral Research position in experimental astroparticle physics is available at SNOLAB. Now in the final stages of construction, SNOLAB is Canada's new state of the art facility for astroparticle physics and is an expansion of the highly successful Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) located near Sudbury Ontario. With its completion this year, SNOLAB will be the deepest underground ultra-clean facility in the world and will be a leading location for conducting frontier experiments in astroparticle physics. The successful applicant would be expected to play a major role in one of the SNOLAB programs which include: searches for Dark Matter (DEAP/CLEAN, MiniCLEAN, PICASSO, SuperCDMS); searches for neutrinoless double beta decay (SNO+ with neodymium and Gas EXO); studies of low energy solar and geo-neutrinos (SNO+) and a supernova watch (HALO). For more details about the laboratory and the experimental program please see www.snolab.ca.

We are seeking applicants with a PhD in experimental astroparticle physics, nuclear or particle physics or in a closely related field. The candidates should have demonstrated ability to lead efforts in hardware development and data analysis. The position will be based at the SNOLAB site in Sudbury Ontario and will be administered through Queen's University. The initial appointment will be for two years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should include a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests and arrange to have at least three letters of reference forwarded to:

or by e-mail to: jobs@snolab.ca

SNOLAB thanks all who express an interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A review of the applications will begin on June 15, 2008 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

SNOLAB is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Canada Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics

Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Advertisement #28 - The Department of Physics at Laurentian University invites applications for a Tier II Chair under the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program. Applicants for this tenure-track faculty position should have demonstrated research accomplishments as well as an excellent publication record in Particle Astrophysics. The successful applicant will be expected to participate vigorously, and to take a leading role, in the Scientific Program of SNOLAB, the International Facility for Underground Science nearing completion in the CVRD - INCO Creighton Mine in Sudbury. The proposed research program should complement and extend the current activities of the faculty members comprising Laurentian University's Particle Astrophysics Group. Canada Research Chair recipients are eligible for infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The Chair will participate, with a reduced teaching load, in graduate and undergraduate teaching within the department.

Located in scenic Northern Ontario, and only a half-hour drive from the SNOLAB site, Laurentian University is a founding member of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and of SNOLAB (www.snolab.ca). The Particle Astrophysics Group at Laurentian has a long history of involvement in SNO having had major responsibilities in the areas of SNO's Supernova trigger; SNO's participation in the Supernova Early Warning System (SNEWS); SNO's water assay and radio-purity work; surface leaching studies of radio-contaminants; SNO's low energy background analysis program; SNO's ongoing cleanliness program; and the management of the laboratory's computing and networking infrastructure. The group is currently involved in the following experiments: SNO+, SNO's liquid scintillator successor; the Enriched Xenon Observatory, EXO; the spin-dependent Dark Matter Search experiment, PICASSO; and a dedicated supernova detector, HALO.

Laurentian University is committed to equity in the nomination and appointment process and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should provide a covering letter clearly indicating the Ad number, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research interests, a research proposal, and at least three letters of reference addressed to:

or by e-mail to: asr@laurentian.ca

Applications will be reviewed commencing in December 2007 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

LU faculty are part of LUFA (the Laurentian University Faculty Association). Information and the Collective Agreement can be found at www.lufapul.ca. LU is a bilingual institution and an equal opportunity employer. It has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. More information on the University can be found at www.laurentian.ca and details concerning the CRC and CFI programs are available at www.chairs.gc.ca and www.innovation.ca respectively. For other information please contact the Department Chair, Prof. Clarence J. Virtue (cjv@snolab.ca).

Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Particle Astrophysics

Department of Physics, Queen's University

The particle astrophysics group at Queen's has openings for three postdoctoral researchers on the DEAP/CLEAN, SNO+, and Super-CDMS experiments. The Queen's group, which consists of six full-time faculty members and a total of over 30 researchers, is currently developing dark matter, solar neutrino, and double-beta decay experiments for SNOLAB (see www.sno.phy.queensu.ca) as well as completing the analysis of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory data. Successful candidates will have opportunity to participate in the development of the new experiments, including hands-on hardware and software development and data analysis. All positions will be based at Queen's university and may involve travel to the SNOLAB facility in Sudbury (see www.snolab.ca). The DEAP/CLEAN project has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher with significant Monte-Carlo simulation and analysis experience to perform detector design and optimization studies for a one-tonne liquid argon dark matter search at SNOLAB.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in experimental particle astrophysics, nuclear or particle physics, or in a closely related field. The original appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should include a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of reference forwarded to:

Queen's University thanks all who express an interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Queen's University has an employment equity programme, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including individuals from all nationalities, women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and racial minorities.

(posted May 4, 2007)

Research Associate Position on SNOLAB/EXO

Carleton University, Canada

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral research associate position with the experimental particle physics group at Carleton University. Canada has recently funded the construction of a new underground facility at Sudbury, SNOLAB. The group is actively investigating new opportunities for SNOLAB, including collaboration with the EXO neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment for the development of a high resolution Time Projection Chamber (TPC).

We seek candidates who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree (or will graduate soon) in experimental particle or nuclear physics. The applicants should have an interest in hardware and neutrino physics. Experience in data acquisition systems, gaseous detectors, vacuum, electronics, underground physics, or low background studies would be an asset.

The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with possible extension. Some travel will be expected. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

Applications are requested as soon as possible. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is appointed.

(posted June 22, 2006)

Postdoctoral Research Positions on SNO and EXO

Laurentian University

The particle astrophysics group at Laurentian University has immediate openings for two postdoctoral Research Associates to support research efforts on SNO and EXO.

The SNO collaboration operates a one kilo-tonne heavy water Cerenkov detector 2000m underground in Sudbury, Ontario, to study fundamental properties of neutrinos from the Sun, the atmosphere, and supernovae. SNO is currently taking data with enhanced sensitivity to the Neutral Current reaction. Laurentian University's commitments to SNO include low energy background analysis and removal; SNO's supernova trigger and the Supernova Early Warning System (SNEWS). The EXO collaboration is currently building a prototype, EXO-200, to search for neutrino-less double beta decay in 136Xe. Laurentian's commitments to EXO include the assessment of trace radionuclides, xenon purification, materials selection and Monte-Carlo development.

Candidates must have a PhD in experimental particle or nuclear physics, or radiochemistry. Experience with detector development and low activities is required. For the other areas, experience with particle physics data analysis is required.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with possible extension. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2005, until the positions are filled. For further information, contact Dr. J. Farine (farine@snolab.ca) or Dr. C.J. Virtue (cjv@snolab.ca) or see thoron.phys.laurentian.ca/~jfarine/ad_f_logos.pdf.

Post Doctoral Fellow Position in Experimental Astroparticle Physics

SNOLAB

A Post Doctoral Fellow position in experimental astroparticle physics is available at SNOLAB. Now in the final stages of construction, SNOLAB is Canada's new state of the art facility for astroparticle physics and is an expansion of the highly successful Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) located near Sudbury, Ontario. With its completion next year, SNOLAB will be the deepest underground ultra-clean laboratory facility in the world and will be the premier location for conducting leading-edge experiments in dark matter, solar neutrinos and double-beta decay, answering fundamental questions about the composition of the universe and the origin of matter (see www.snolab.ca for more information on the laboratory and the experimental program). The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate at the forefront of astroparticle physics, developing the next generation of experiments and in the ongoing data analysis of the SNO experiment.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in experimental astroparticle physics, nuclear or particle physics, or in a closely related field. The candidate will have strong abilities in hardware development and data analysis. The position will be based at the site and the appointment will be for two years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should include a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of reference forwarded to:

A review of the applications will begin on February 15, 2007 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

SNOLAB is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

(posted Jan. 5, 2007)

Laboratory Systems Supervisor

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

An opportunity exists for a qualified candidate to join the operations group at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory physics research facility (SNO), located deep underground in Sudbury, Ontario. The SNO collaboration consists of about 100 scientists, engineers and operations staff. In addition to the ongoing SNO experiment, we are currently developing new laboratory space for an international facility for astroparticle physics research (SNOLAB).

The operations group at SNO has an immediate opening for a Laboratory Systems Supervisor. The operations team is responsible for sophisticated light and heavy water purification plants and conventional laboratory systems like air-handlers and chillers, compressors, liquid nitrogen storage and general laboratory maintenance. As part of the operations team, the supervisor will have day to day responsibilities for managing the operation, development and maintenance of the SNO laboratory systems. They will also contribute to the development of the new SNOLAB installations. Candidates will preferably have 5-10 years of combined post-secondary training in science or engineering and relevant technical and supervisory experience in a laboratory, plant, or industrial environment. They will possess strong mechanical and analytical skills, be computer literate and have a demonstrated record of excellence in supervision. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications. To meet operational needs, shift work may be required. Further information on SNO and SNOLAB may be found at www.sno.phy.queensu.ca and www.snolab.ca. Employment will be administered through Laurentian University on behalf of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute.

Please forward applications in writing to:

Include a resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of applications will begin on April 7, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all those who apply. Only applicants accepted for interviews will be notified.

Laurentian University is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental Particle Astrophysics

Department of Physics, Queen's University

The SNO group at Queen's has been central to the construction, operation, calibration, and data analysis for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, and is currently pursuing several new initiatives in particle astrophysics. The Queen's group, which consists of six full-time faculty and a total of over 30 researchers, is currently working on and developing dark matter, solar neutrino, and double-beta decay experiments for SNOLAB (PICASSO, DEAP, SNO+, Majorana, see www.snolab.ca). The SNO experiment will continue to operate with heavy water and neutral current detectors until the end of 2006, and data analysis for SNO will continue until 2009. It is anticipated that two or three new postdoctoral appointments will be made. Succesful candidates will have opportunity to participate in the development of the new experiments and in the ongoing SNO activities, including hands-on hardware and software development and data analysis. One position is expected to be based at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario, for on-site support of the Majorana experiment.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in experimental particle astrophysics, nuclear or particle physics, or in a closely related field. The original appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should include a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of reference forwarded to:

Queen's University thanks all who express an interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Queen's University has an employment equity programme, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including individuals from all nationalities, women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and racial minorities.

(posted January 9, 2006)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Neutrino Physics

Department of Physics Queen's University

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellow positions with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) group at Queen's University. SNO will continue to operate with heavy water and neutral current detectors until the end of 2006. A proposal is under development (SNO+) to convert it into a liquid scintillator detector for lower energy solar neutrinos, geoneutrinos, reactor neutrinos and possibly double beta decay. The analysis of the data from the SNO experiment will continue until 2009. In addition, a variety of dark matter, double beta decay, and neutrino experiments are proposed for the new SNOLAB facility (see www.snolab.ca) . The Queen's group is working on the development of several other experiments for SNOLAB, (PICASSO, MAJORANA, SNO+, liquid cryogenic dark matter detectors) and the successful candidate will participate in both the ongoing SNO activities and the development of new experiments. We expect to hire two, and perhaps three, candidates within the next year.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in experimental astroparticle physics, nuclear physics or particle physics. The original appointment will be for two years, renewable to a third year. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications should include a statement of research interests, a detailed CV and the names of at least three references. The necessary information should be mailed to:

or sent by e-mail to: Queen's University thanks all who express an interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

A review of the applications will begin on July 31, 2005 but applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Queen's University has an employment equity programme, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women and men, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, racial minorities, and persons of a diversity of sexual orientation.

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Particle Astrophysics

The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy at Queen's University invites applications for a faculty position under the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program. The successful candidate will be an outstanding young researcher in experimental particle astrophysics, who has demonstrated creativity and possesses a strong research record in this field, with the potential for future leadership. The position will enhance and complement the current program in particle astrophysics/astronomy at Queen's.

Queen's is the lead institution and has responsibility for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), Canada's major project in particle astrophysics. We intend to maintain our significant involvement in this field through the development of the future capabilities of SNO and experiments to be sited in the new SNOLAB international underground facility. Queen's is also interested in taking a leadership role in developing new experimental initiatives related to questions at the intersection between particle physics and astrophysics/cosmology. Currently, faculty members in the particle astrophysics group are participating in SNO, the PICASSO dark matter experiment and the Borexino solar neutrino experiment, and have close interactions with Queen's faculty conducting research in observational astronomy, astrophysics and theoretical cosmology. Other research areas in the Physics Department include condensed matter physics, engineering and applied physics, and medical imaging.

Canada Research Chairs are prestigious appointments. The CRC Program was established by the Canadian government to promote world-class research at Canadian universities (see the CRC website). Recipients are eligible for significant infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. The academic staff at Queen's University is governed by a collective agreement, the details of which are posted at the Faculty Association website.

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:

The first review of applications will begin on July 31, 2005 and will continue thereafter until the successful candidate is found.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Experimental Neutrino Physics

The University of British Columbia

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in experimental neutrino physics at the University of British Columbia. The UBC/TRIUMF SNO group plays a leading role in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/ (SNO). SNO is currently operating using helium-3 proportional counters with enhanced sensitivity to neutral current interactions, and will take data through 2006. These results will yield the world's most precise measurements of the solar neutrino mixing parameters and probe for new physics in the neutrino sector. Data analysis will continue through 2008. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in the analysis of SNO data and to participate in the operation of the detector. UBC is also involved in near detector design for the T2K experiment, and the candidate may become involved with these efforts in later years.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. in physics in the last three years, and should have experience in analyzing data from large subatomic physics or astrophysics experiments. Applicants should submit a CV and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically or by fax to:

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be competitive, and will depend on experience. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Renewal will be subject to budgetary confirmation and mutual agreement, to a maximum period of 3 years.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.

Faculty Position in Experimental Particle Physics

Department of Physics, Carleton University

Carleton University, the lead institution of the SNOLAB facility, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental particle physics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, to begin on July 1, 2006. We seek applicants whose research experience and interests will make them strong contributors to the SNOLAB experimental program. However, outstanding candidates in all areas of experimental particle physics are encouraged to apply.

The Department has a strong particle physics research group. The experimental program includes significant roles in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and the SNOLAB project, the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC, and detector development for the International Linear Collider. Our theory group interests are primarily in particle physics phenomenology, including electroweak and Beyond the Standard Model physics, in particle astrophysics and string theory. There is a strong and mutually beneficial interaction between the theory and experimental groups. In addition, the Department has an active medical physics research group with comprehensive links to Ottawa's medical physics community.

Applicants for this position must possess a Ph.D. and have established an excellent track record in particle physics. We invite applications from outstanding scientists who have demonstrated research creativity and have the ability to attract co-workers and students. Applicants must be committed to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

For further information on the position please see www.physics.carleton.ca or contact Prof. Paul Johns, Chair, Dept. of Physics, tel (613)520-2600 x4317, email johns@physics.carleton.ca

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Consideration of applications will commence February 1, 2006; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should send their curriculum vitae and a statement of their research and teaching interests, and should arrange for letters from three referees. Please send all material to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The applications of Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Carleton University is committed to equality of employment for women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Persons from these groups are encouraged to apply.

Research Associate Position on SNO/SNOLAB

Carleton University, Canada

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position with the SNO experimental particle physics group at Carleton University. Our present focus is solar neutrino physics with the SNO detector at Sudbury. SNO has begun a new multi-year phase with 3He proportional counters within the heavy water active volume to enhance the neutral current sensitivity. This will ultimately lead to a very precise measurement of the total boron-8 neutrino flux and to a refined determination of the solar neutrino oscillation parameters.

Canada has also recently funded the construction of a new underground facility at Sudbury, SNOLAB. The Carleton group is actively investigating new opportunities for SNOLAB, including a collaboration with the EXO neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment for the development of a high resolution gaseous Time Projection Chamber (TPC).

We seek candidates who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree (or will graduate soon) and have established an excellent track record in experimental particle physics. The applicants should have an interest in solar neutrino and underground physics. Experience in data analysis techniques, object-oriented programming, or low background studies would be an asset.

The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with possible extension. Some travel will be expected. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

Applications are requested as soon as possible. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is appointed.

(posted September 1, 2005)

Post Doctoral Fellowship in The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO)

University of Guelph

The SNO group at The University of Guelph has an opening for a Post Doctoral Fellow starting Sept 2005.

SNO is a Cherenkov water imaging detector, located 2 km underground in the Creighton INCO mine in Northern Ontario, near Sudbury in Canada. SNO is in the third phase of data taking with Neutral Current Detectors (3He proportional Counters), inside the acrylic vessel containing D2O. The main thrust of this phase will be to improve on the Neutral Current measurement of solar neutrinos that was performed with Salt in the second phase.

The position based at the University of Guelph is intended for a candidate with a Ph.D. in physics to be involved in some aspects of the experiment, some of which include: data acquisition, neutron calibration, detector monitoring and data analysis (in the current and previous phases). Familiarity with Fortran, C, C++, ROOT, Cernlib and standard HEP packages, will be an asset. Travel to the Site (Sudbury, Creighton) and extended stay there is also a requirement.

The salary range will be $43,700 to $55,000 based on experience, in addition to benefits and a cost of living allowance. The appointment is to a maximum of 2 years.

Applications should be received by June 30, 2005 but later applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of research interests, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Guelph is committed to an employment equity program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

Faculty Position in Particle Physics

Department of Physics, Carleton University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position in particle physics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Carleton University, to begin on July 1, 2005. Candidates in both experimental and theoretical particle physics will be considered.

The Department has a strong particle physics research group. The experimental program includes significant roles in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and the SNOLAB project, the ATLAS collaboration at the LHC, and detector development for the International Linear Collider. The theory group interests are primarily in particle physics phenomenology, including electroweak and Beyond the Standard Model physics, in particle astrophysics and string theory. There is a strong and mutually beneficial interaction between the theory and experimental groups. Candidates in experimental particle physics or with expertise in particle physics phenomenology are encouraged to apply. In addition, the Department has an active medical physics research group with comprehensive links to Ottawa's medical physics community.

Applicants for this position must possess a Ph.D. and have established an excellent track record in particle physics. We invite applications from outstanding scientists who have demonstrated research creativity and have the ability to attract co-workers and students. Applicants must be committed to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded research program, supervise students, and develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a statement of their research and teaching interests, and should arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2004; however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Carleton University is committed to equality of employment for women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, and people with disabilities. Persons from these groups are encouraged to apply.

Research Scientist

The Institute of Particle Physics

Applications are invited for a position as a Research Scientist with the Institute of Particle Physics of Canada, IPP (http://www.ipp.ca). Candidates should preferably have three years of postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated record of accomplishment in experimental high energy particle physics. The Research Scientist appointment is associated with an academic research position at a Canadian University and includes the right to hold research grants and to supervise graduate students. Such an appointment may lead to permanence after three years of employment.

The current program of IPP includes the following experiments:

The choice of experiment and university affiliation will be determined by mutual agreement between the candidate and the IPP.

Send curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for letters of recommendation from at least three referees, to be received before February 28, 2005, at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, in accordance with immigration regulations, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Computer Support Professional

The Carleton University particle physics group invites applications for a Computer Support Professional to assist in software maintenance and design, data management, and applications using Grid computing technology. The Carleton group is participating in a broad range of experiments including the ATLAS experiment at CERN and the SNO experiment at Sudbury, and is engaged in development work for new SNOLAB experiments and for detectors at the Next Linear Collider.

To support these experimental activities the group operates a moderate sized linux cluster along with other networked machines. The Carleton group is an active participant in GRID computing and provides compute nodes for the LCG computer grid based in Europe. We maintain a large suite of HEP software such as CERNLIB together with specific software for the SNO and ATLAS experiments.

We are interested in a wide range of candidates with at least a B.Sc. degree or equivalent, who have relevant software experience and who would like to join our group here at Carleton. In particular we are looking for people who are familiar with the linux environment and application code in C++. Priority will be given to candidates who also have experience with GRID computing and particle physics software such as PAW, ROOT, and GEANT4. We will consider applicants with a wide range of skills but are particularly interested in those who have a background in particle physics or a related field and who would be able to assist in developing analysis tools.

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Applications are requested as soon as possible. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

(posted Sept. 7, 2004)

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Experimental Neutrino Physics

Louisiana State University

The high energy physics group at Louisiana State University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position with the ongoing (K2K) and upcoming (T2K) neutrino long baseline experiments. The principal scientific goal of K2K and T2K is to study neutrino mixing. LSU neutrino researchers are also involved in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO), Super-Kamiokande, KamLAND and MiniBooNE experiments and some involvement of the successful candidate in the SNO experiment is conceivable.

A Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in experimental (astro)particle or nuclear physics is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be primarily involved in the analysis of neutrino data and is expected to take a leading role in detector development for the T2K project. Experience with large particle physics experiments would be an asset.

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of interest, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

For inquiries regarding this position please contact kutter@phys.lsu.edu. Application deadline is August 15 or until candidate is selected. LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.

(posted July 8, 2004)

Detector Operations Manager

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute seeks a physicist to manage the operation of the SNO heavy-water neutrino detector. Information about the detector may be found at www.sno.phy.queensu.ca.

The successful candidate will be broadly skilled in experimental physics and will have a PhD or equivalent qualifications. Several years of experience beyond the PhD is desirable. Duties include supervising the maintenance of 10,000 channels of photomultiplier electronics and 40 channels of helium-3 proportional-counter electronics, assuring the safe and efficient operation of the detector, preparing reports and summaries for funding agencies, technical, and scientific conferences, advising management and collaboration scientists on matters related to the detector and its use, reviewing proposed activities involving the detector, and providing guidance to individuals working on the detector. In addition, he or she will be a full collaboration member and encouraged to take part in the scientific activities of the collaboration, including data analysis and planning. The Detector Operations Manager will reside in the Sudbury area and be on call for problems that cannot be solved by the operator or the scientist in charge.

The position is held as a Research Associate at Queen's University, Kingston and includes an excellent package of benefits as well as the intellectual and practical advantages of one of Canada's premier research universities. An annual salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is grade level 10 and the minimum hiring salary is $57,605. The initial appointment is for 1 year, renewable for subsequent years on mutual satisfaction.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, should be sent to

The University thanks all who express an interest and advises that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Queen's University has an employment equity program, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities and racial minorities. This advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

(posted July 7, 2004)

Postdoctoral Research Associates at Carleton Univerisy

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research associate positions with the SNO experimental particle physics group at Carleton University. Our present focus is solar neutrino physics with the SNO detector at Sudbury. SNO is just about to begin a new multi-year run with 3He proportional counters within the heavy water active volume to enhance the neutral current sensitivity.

Canada has recently funded the construction of a new underground facility at Sudbury, SNOLAB. The group is actively investigating new opportunities for SNOLAB, including a collaboration with the EXO neutrino-less double-beta decay experiment for the development of a high resolution Time Projection Chamber (TPC).

We seek candidates who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree (or will graduate soon) in experimental particle physics. The applicants should have an interest in solar neutrino and underground physics. Experience in data analysis techniques, object-oriented programming, gaseous detectors, DAQ systems, or low background studies would be an asset.

The initial appointments will be for 2 years, with possible extension. Some travel will be expected. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

    Prof. Alain Bellerive
    Department of Physics
    Carleton University
    OTTAWA ON
    K1S 5B6, Canada
Applications are requested as soon as possible. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue thereafter until successful candidates are appointed.

(posted June 9, 2004)

Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Nuclear Science Division to join the Neutrino Astrophysics Group in the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics. The Group maintains active roles in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and KamLAND experiments and is pursuing research in experiments that would be situateded at the National Underground Laboratory including the Majorana Double Beta Decay experiment. This position is focused at data analysis and calibration efforts in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory and in particular the Neutral Current Detectors, which the collaboration just installed. In this 2-year term appointment, candidates will be expected to spend significant blocks of time (~3 to 4 months per year) at the SNO site performing operations and calibration duties.

Requirements include a recent PhD in Physics, Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, or Neutrino Physics. Knowlwedge of Fortran and/or C++, analysis packages such as PAW and/or ROOT, and LINUX or similar operating systems, is highly recommended. Experience with neutrino detectors, high energy physics experiments, or large nuclear physics experiments as well as computer intensive Monte Carlo simulations and data reduction is desired.

Applicants are requested to email a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and the names of at least three references to:

    Merrill Martin
    1 Cyclotron Road
    MS 937-0400
    Berkeley, CA
    94720
      or       MLMartin@lbl.gov
Please reference job number NS/016935 in your cover letter. Berkeley Lab is an EEO/AA employer.

(posted March 11, 2004)

Tier-2 Chair/tenure-track faculty position(s) at Queen's University

The Department of Physics at Queen's University invites applications for up to two faculty positions under the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program. The successful candidate will be an outstanding young researcher in experimental particle astrophysics, who has demonstrated creativity and possesses a strong research record in this field, with the potential for future leadership. The position(s) will enhance and complement the current program in particle astrophysics/astronomy at Queen's.

Queen's is the lead institution and has responsibility for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO, see http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca), Canada's major project in particle astrophysics. We intend to maintain our significant involvement in this field through the development of the future capabilities of SNO and experiments to be sited in the new SNOLAB international underground facility. Queen's is also interested in taking a leadership role in developing new experimental initiatives related to questions at the intersection between particle physics and astrophysics/cosmology. Currently, faculty members in the particle astrophysics group are participating in SNO, the PICASSO dark matter experiment and the Borexino solar neutrino experiment, and have close interactions with Queen's faculty conducting research in observational astronomy, astrophysics and theoretical cosmology. Other research areas in the Physics Department include condensed matter physics, engineering and applied physics, and medical imaging. See http://physics.queensu.ca for more details.

Canada Research Chairs are prestigious appointments. The CRC Program was established by the Canadian government to promote world-class research at Canadian universities (see http://www.chairs.gc.ca). Recipients are eligible for significant infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Queen's University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of a diversity of sexual orientation. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents will be given priority. Academic Staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective Agreement, the details of which are posted at http://www.queensu.ca/qufa.

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:

The first review of applications will begin on 31 March 2004 and will continue thereafter until successful candidates are found.

Research Associate Position in Experimental Neutrino Physics at UBC

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in experimental neutrino physics at the University of British Columbia. The UBC/TRIUMF SNO group plays a leading role in the Sudbur y Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment. SNO is preparing to install helium-3 proportional counters to enhance its sensitivity to neutral current interactions, and will take data through 2005/6. UBC and TRIUMF scientists are also involved in developing detectors and hardware for a long-baseline neutrino experiment at the Japan Proton Accelerator Researc h Complex (J-PARC) (formerly known as JHF) and have applied to join the K2K experiment. The successful applicant is expected to take a leading role in SNO data analysis and/or in detector development and analysis for K2K and J-PARC. Applicants must have a Ph.D., and should have experience in building, operating, and analyzing data from large particle physics or astrophysics experiments. Applicants should submit a CV and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically or by fax by September 1, 2003 to:

Salary will be competitive, and will depend on experience. The appointment will be reviewed annually, subject to budgetary confirmation and mutual agreement, to a maximum period of 3 years.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Fellowships -- Experimental Neutrino Astrophysics at Queen's University

The Department of Physics at Queen's University invites applications from qualified candidates to join the exciting research program at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). Queen's University has an immediate need for postdoctoral research associates to participate in data analysis, calibration, detector development, and the low energy background program. Research associates could also participate in the development of new projects to be sited at the recently approved international facility for underground science. Candidates must have a PhD in a related area of experimental physics or radiochemistry. Experience with low level background counting would be an asset for one of the positions.

The initial appointment would be for two years. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

Review of applications will begin Jan 01, 2003, until the positions are filled. For further information, see our web site at www.sno.phy.queensu.ca.

Queen's University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, person with disabilities, gay men and lesbians.

Postdoctoral research positions at Laurentian University

Laurentian University has immediate needs for two postdoctoral Research Associates to support SNO research efforts. The SNO collaboration operates a one kilo-tonne heavy water Cerenkov detector, located 2000 meters underground in Sudbury, Ontario. The SNO detector studies fundamental properties of neutrinos from the Sun, the atmosphere, and supernovae. The recent first results from SNO have provided strong evidence of solar neutrino oscillation, a solution to the longstanding Solar Neutrino Problem.

Laurentian University's commitments to SNO include research into low energy background analysis and removal; the development of SNO's supernova trigger and participation in the Supernova Early Warning System (SNEWS); solar neutrino data analysis and near-line data processing. The Research Associates would take leading roles in one or more of these areas and could also contribute to the development of upgrades of the SNO detector. The recently funded expansion of SNO into an International Facility for Underground Science will create other interesting opportunities for the Laurentian University Research Associates. Candidates must have a PhD in experimental particle physics, nuclear physics or radiochemistry. For the low background work, experience with particle detectors, low rate counting and background determination is required, with radiochemistry experience an asset. For the other areas, experience with particle physics data analysis is required, with and/or particle detection and ultralow background, low rate counting is required. Experience in radiochemistry and/or strong programming skills would be an asset.

The initial appointment would be for two years, with possible extension. Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

Review of applications will begin no later than November 30th, 2002, until the positions are filled. For further information, contact Dr J. Farine (farine@surf.sno.laurentian.ca) or Dr C.J. Virtue (cjv@nu.phys.laurentian.ca), or see our web site at www.sno.phy.queensu.ca.

SNO and its member institutions are committed to equity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified applicants including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

SNO Research Scientist Positions

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Sudbury, Canada

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill a number of long-term Research Scientist positions. Scientists appointed to these positions are expected to play a major role on-site in the scientific activities of the Sudbury Neutrino Observat ory, and in the development of future experimental capabilities. An International Facility for Under ground Science is planned for a site near the SNO detector. It will provide a new ultra-clean experi mental hall 6800 feet underground where low background experiments can be conducted and additional s pace for development work on the SNO detector. The Research Scientists will be resident at Sudbury, Canada.

Applicants for these positions should have a Ph. D, several years of post doctoral experience, an d an outstanding record in experimental research in subatomic physics or related fields. Research qu alifications for these on-going full-time research scientist positions are similar to those for a fa culty position in a Canadian university.

Applications can be sent to:

Further information on the SNO project is available at w ww.sno.phy.queensu.ca

(posted August 26, 2002)

Post Doctoral Research Assistant for the SNO Experiment

University of Oxford, Department of Physics

The SNO group at Oxford University expects to be able to offer a postdoctoral position funded by PPARC for work on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. Following on from the highly successful demonstration of neutrino flavour conversion during the past year based on Phase I data, the candidate would play a key role in analysis of Phase II "salt" data (currently being acquired) for enhanced neutral current measurement of the solar neutrino flux, and in the transition to and analysis of Phase III data, which will involve the deployment of 3He detectors in approximately one year's time.

The successful candidate should have a PhD and a proven research record in particle physics or an associated field. They should also be experienced in programming and data analysis. Familiarity with FORTRAN would be useful as well as some experience with data acquisition electronics. The candidate would also be expected to spend some of their time at the experimental site in Sudbury, Ontario (Canada).

The successful candidate will be employed by the University of Oxford as a Research Assistant grade RS1A. The stipend is on a scale which ranges from £17,626 to 26,491 per annum, depending on experience. The post is supported by PPARC and is for a period of 2 years, with some possibility of renewal.

Letters of application, including a description of research experience, Curriculum Vitae, a list of up to 10 publications, and the names of three referees should be sent to:

to arrive no later than 15 July, 2002. Applicants should ask the referees to send their letters of reference directly to Mrs Geddes by the closing date (a letter by e-mail is sufficient). Before applying, candidates should read the full list of selection criteria and other information about the post which is available at http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/pnp/jobs/sno-fp.htm or from Mrs Geddes at s.geddes@physics.ox.ac.uk .

Physics Faculty Positions/Canada Research Chairs (Tier-1 and Tier-2)

The Department of Physics at Queen's University invites applications for two faculty positions under the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program.

Tier-1 Chair/senior faculty position as Professor: the successful candidate will be an outstanding, established researcher in particle astrophysics or experimental astrophysics, an area that has been designated within the area "Foundations of Science" to be of strategic importance for the long range plan for Queen's. Applicants should possess an outstanding research record with demonstrated leadership in the field. He/she will provide significant leadership for future directions, especially as they relate to major new experimental initiatives.

Tier-2 Chair/tenure-track faculty position: the successful candidate will be an outstanding young researcher in experimental particle astrophysics, who has demonstrated creativity and possesses a strong research record in this field, with the potential for future leadership. Both positions will enhance and complement the current program in particle astrophysics/astronomy at Queen's. Queen's has responsibility for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO, see http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca), Canada's major project in particle astrophysics. We intend to maintain our major involvement in this field through the development of the future potential of this underground observatory. Queen's is also interested in taking a leadership role in developing new experimental initiatives related to questions at the intersection between particle physics and astrophysics/cosmology. Currently, faculty members are also participating in the Borexino solar neutrino experiment and conduct research in observational astronomy, theoretical cosmology, solar system physics, general relativity, star formation, relativistic astrophysics, radio astronomy, the ISM in galaxies, globular clusters, and the development of cryogenic detectors for dark matter detection. In addition to the above areas, the research activities of the Physics Department include condensed matter physics, low temperature physics, semiconductors, engineering and applied physics. See http://physics.queensu.ca for more details.

Canada Research Chair recipients are eligible for significant infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Applicants must be able to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in physics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Queen's University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and lesbians. Canada Research Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality.

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:

The first review of applications will occur on August 15, 2001. Applications will be considered until successful candidates are found.

Post-Doctoral Position

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) group at the University of Guelph is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The SNO project, sited at INCO's Creighton Mine, near Sudbury, consists of a 1000 tonne sphere of D2O, in a laboratory 6800ft underground. The purpose is to detect Solar Neutrinos by both the charged-current, the neutral current (and to a lesser extent the elastic scattering) reactions, and to solve the Solar Neutrino Problem. The group at Guelph is involved in analysis projects involving detection of neutrino events and muon events, and in water radioactivity measurements. The detector has been operational for about two years now.

The tenure is initially for 2 years, and may be extended as funds permit. The successful candidate will be expected to be stationed at Sudbury for approximately the first year to be involved in detector operations and on-site analysis. It is expected that after some experience the candidate will take a leading role in data analysis at Guelph. Familiarity with Fortran, C, C++ and Linux/Unix-type systems would be an advantage.

The salary will be competitive. The candidate must have a PhD in nuclear or particle physics. The position is available to begin as soon as possible.

Please send resume and list of 2 referees to:

Postdoctoral Research Associates - Experimental Particle Physics

Applications are invited for several Postdoctoral Research Associate positions within the experimental particle physics group at Carleton University. The group is currently participating in the following experiments and projects: solar neutrino physics with the SNO detector at Sudbury, electroweak physics with the data from the OPAL detector at CERN, calorimeter construction and the search for new physics beyond the electroweak scale with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, physics studies and the development of new TPC readout gas detectors for a future linear collider experiment. Positions are available with each project.

We are interested in candidates who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree (or will graduate soon) in experimental particle physics and who would like to join our group here at Carleton. The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with possible extension. Some travel will be expected.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests, and arrange for letters from three referees to be sent to:

Applications are requested as soon as possible, but will be accepted until the positions are filled. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

Faculty Position - Department of Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Laurentian University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The appointment will begin July 1, 2001. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in physics with preference being given to candidates with at least two years of relevant postdoctoral or equivalent experience. Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level and to conduct research in a field related to the department's specialties. These include neutrino astrophysics and trace radioisotope research at the nearby Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, medical or biomedical physics possibly in collaboration with the North Eastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre, laser trapping for micro machine applications, optical fiber sensor development and material characterization by acoustical methods. The department has an M.Sc. graduate program, and a biomedical physics undergraduate program specialization in addition to general and honours physics degree programs. Although bilingual capability is not required for this position, the university's policy on bilingualism requires passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Laurentian University is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Experimental Neutrino Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at Queen's University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). The project is presently in the first phase of data taking. Data analysis and equipment development are active efforts both at Queen's and in Sudbury. A recent Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics is required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration regulations, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, but all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Calibration Systems Operator/Technician

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is seeking a calibration systems operator/technician to participate in one of Canada's premier scientific projects. A collaboration of about 80 scientists from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K is studying elementary particles known as neutrinos using a 1000 tonne heavy water detector located deep underground in Inco's Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is now collecting critical data in the first phase of operation. To ensure high quality results, extensive calibrations of the detector are required using a wide variety of calibration devices including an ultraviolet laser, ion sources, and a variety of radioactive sources. Special equipment has been built for the control and deployment of these sources in the detector. Further details about SNO can be found at http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca

The operator/technician will be required to maintain and operate the calibration equipment for the detector and participate in the development of new calibration techniques. The operator/technician will also participate in the taking of solar neutrino data with the SNO detector. The applicant for this position should have a background in the physical sciences (at the B.Sc. or Engineering degree level or equivalent technical experience). Experience in a scientific environment and experience with computer programming and hardware interfacing would be beneficial. Underground, shift and weekend work will be required.

Qualified candidates should forward a resume and the names and phone numbers of two professional references by May 31, 2001 to:

Laurentian University is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Maintenance Technician

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory has an immediate opening in its operations group for a full time maintenance technician. The Observatory is performing basic scientific research in a laboratory located 2 km underground in INCO’s Creighton mine near Sudbury. Reporting to the underground lab supervisor, the maintenance technician will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of our conventional laboratory systems (e.g. chiller compressors, condensers, circulation pumps, air-handlers, air compressors) as well as for routine maintenance in the laboratory (e.g. potable water, filter changing, washroom facilities, ordering supplies and shipping & receiving). They will also participate in various construction initiatives.

The successful candidate will have recently obtained their certification as a Mill Wright or have equivalent experience. Experience in maintenance and construction would also be an asset. They will be dynamic and self motivated with a demonstrable ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The work is generally shift work.

Qualified candidates should forward a resume and the names and phone numbers of two professional references by May 11th, 2001 to:

Laurentian University is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Research Associate - Experimental Subatomic Physics

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Laurentian University. The SNO detector is currently recording high quality solar neutrino data and will be a focus of intense interest for the neutrino astrophysics community for years to come. Within SNO, the Laurentian group (based less than a 30 minute drive from the laboratory site) has responsibilities and involvement in the following areas: SNO's supernova trigger and supernova physics; solar neutrino data analysis; detector background studies, ultra low-level radioassay techniques; the SNO database; the network and computing infrastructure; and the control, monitoring and alarm system for the laboratory. The successful candidate should have a recent Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics and a strong background or interest in neutrino physics or low-level radioassay techniques.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and have three letters of reference forwarded, by April 30, 2001, to:

Laurentian University is committed to equity in employment and encourages application from all qualified applicants, including women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
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