Current opportunities

Workplace culture

SNOLAB is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Students must ensure they are legally entitled to work in Canada and ensure they obtain all necessary documentation. 

SNOLAB will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.

Undergraduate students

Students who are interested in working at SNOLAB but do not have skills/interests that fit with any of the above postings should submit a general resume and cover letter highlighting their skills and experience. Research scientists may have additional projects available for students to work on.

SNOLAB is interested in receiving applications from undergraduate students enrolled in a university or college program in various disciplines such as:

Information to note

Typically work terms vary depending on program from 4 to 16 months long and start the first week of January, May and September. Consideration of applications are as follows:

Student start dateTermApplication window
JanuaryWinterSept. 15 – Oct. 1
MaySummerJan. 15 – Feb. 1
SeptemberFallMay 15 – Jun. 1

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 and are open to students who are 18 years or older, registered in post-secondary studies at an accredited institution or apprenticeship program, recent graduate (having graduated in the last 3 to 6 months) or individual returning to full-time or part-time studies in the next academic term.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to and indicate the title of the position they are applying for together with the dates of proposed work term in the subject line.

Please note SNOLAB is approximately 25km from Sudbury, Ontario and is about 6km from Lively with no public transportation available to our facility. Although carpooling can be arranged, access to a car significantly enhances the student experience at SNOLAB.

Applicants for summer student positions must be legally able to work in Canada; for students who are not, other institutions within experiment collaborations may be hiring and we encourage students to explore those opportunities.

Graduate students

SNOLAB scientists are interested in co-supervising university graduate students. Please contact the research scientists you are interested in working with prior to submitting your application.

There are also opportunities for graduate students at SNOLAB’s partner universities:
Laurentian University
University of Alberta
Carleton University
Université de Montréal
Queen’s University