Employment Contact

Please forward applications in writing to:

Human Resources
1039 Regional Road 24
Lively, Ontario P3Y 1N2


or by e-mail to jobs@snolab.ca

For further information on our research and facilities, see our web site at http://www.snolab.ca.


External Opportunities

McDonald Institute

To learn more about opportunities at the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute please visit their jobs page.

Laurentian University

To learn more about physics opportunities, news, and events at Laurentian University, please visit the physics department website.


Student Employment

Undergraduate students 

SNOLAB scientists are interested in receiving applications for Undergraduate Research Assistants from undergraduate students enrolled in a University or College program in physics, chemistry, engineering, and related technology programs. 
Topics include: computer programming for modelling/simulation, statistical data analysis, hardware development and testing, low background radio-assays, material purification, calibration and particle detection techniques. 
Typically work terms are four or eight months long and start the first week of January, May and September. Consideration of applications are as follows:
January Term - September 15 to November 30
May Term - January 15 to March 31
September Term - May 15 to July 31
SNOLAB is a large underground clean laboratory situated in Lively, Ontario on the 6800 foot level of the Vale Creighton Mine. The lab hosts several experiments at the forefront of astroparticle physics research. The successful candidates will work with scientists and engineers on staff in the design, development, operation and analysis of experiments. Typically, students are given a particular research topic for their term which they carry out in addition to other tasks to support the laboratory. Shift work may be required.

Current SNOLAB projects

SNO+ is a multi-purpose neutrino detector able to study neutrinos from the sun, the earth, reactors and supernovae, and search for 0νββ decay in 130Te.
DEAP- 3600 is a second-generation experiment that searches for dark matter particle interactions on liquid argon.
PICO-40 is searching for dark matter using bubble chambers filled with C3 F8 and is one of the world leading experiments in direct dark matter search. 
EXO is searching for neutrinoless double beta (0νββ) decay in 136Xe. Extensive R&D for the next generation nEXO is underway.
HALO is able to detect neutrinos from galactic core-collapse supernovae, and will help solve many questions in particle and astrophysics.
SuperCDMS is a low-mass particle dark matter search experiment using cryogenic germanium and silicon detectors. CUTE is a cryogenic test facility for detector testing and characterization for SuperCDMS and future cryogenic rare event search experiments.  
NEWS-G searching for low mass dark matter with Spherical Proportional Counters. 

How to Apply

SNOLAB is approximately 25km from Sudbury, Ontario and is approximately 6km from Lively. Access to a car significantly enhances the student experience at SNOLAB.
Salary is based on the year of study in your program at the start of your work term. These positions are subject to the availability of funding. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter along with three references (names and contact information only) to the outlined email which will be reviewed by the SNOLAB science team. 
Please send these to studentjobs@snolab.ca and indicate "Student work term" with the dates of proposed work in the subject line.
SNOLAB is an equal opportunity employer.  

Graduate students

SNOLAB scientists are interested in co-supervising Laurentian University graduate students. Please contact the scientists you are interested in working with while making your application through the Laurentian procedures.
There are also opportunities for graduate students distributed throughout Canadian Institutions. 
Additional opportunities are available at these Canadian Institutions:

Laurentian University

University of Alberta

Carleton University

Universite de Montréal

Queen's University