SNOLAB now hiring summer student positions

January 17, 2022 — Astrophysics News

Are you an undergraduate student who is looking for an exciting opportunity? Consider a dive into the world of research and innovation this summer by applying for a student position at SNOLAB. Be part of cutting-edge science and support leading research taking place at Canada’s deep underground science laboratory.  

With jobs available in diverse areas of study – physics, chemistry, engineering, trades, information technology, outreach, and environmental health and safety to name a few – these opportunities meet a broad range of skill sets. Students work directly with research and science support teams on projects that are relevant and interesting.  

“I am really grateful for my time at SNOLAB, as it has given me so many technical and soft skills.

Julia Azzi,
SNOLAB co-op student

“I am really grateful for my time at SNOLAB, as it has given me so many technical and soft skills. I have learned so much from everyone here and am looking forward to taking this knowledge back to McMaster and into my scientific career” said Julia Azzi, a Biological and Medical Physics student at McMaster University who completed a co-op at SNOLAB in the summer os 2021.

Applications for undergraduate student positions at SNOLAB have three intake periods that correspond to the winter, summer, and fall work terms. These positions are paid, and salaries are based on the student’s year of study. The application window for the summer term is now open and runs to mid February. 

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. 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. 

SNOLAB hosts a full and broad science program with 12 current experiments, led by international science collaborations, along with various research and development projects. What started as a single experiment site (the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory) is now a premier research facility and has become the partner of choice for deep underground science.  

More information can be found on SNOLAB’s areas of research focus and student employment opportunities on our website.