Physics, McGill University

Position ID:McGill-Physics-PDF [#11433]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University for nEXO Detector Development
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2018/10/31 (posted 2018/07/16, listed until 2019/01/16)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University for nEXO Detector Development

The experimental particle physics group at McGill University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to join the local team and support the development of photodetector components for nEXO. nEXO is a next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiment searching for this beyond the Standard Model weak process in the isotope 136Xe.

The project aims to support nEXO’s integration of small-area photon detectors, so-called silicon photomultipliers (SiPM), into arrays of larger surface area. The ultimate goal is to cover an area of up to ~4 m2 inside the nEXO detector with photo-sensitive SiPM devices. At McGill, we will work on the mechanical mount of these SiPMs and establish procedures to test the photon sensors after their integration into larger areas.

This project focuses on the development of experimental techniques to measure the performance of integrated photo sensors. Candidates should have a strong background in experimental nuclear or particle physics, or related fields. Experience in DAQ, geant, and root is an asset. Candidates need to have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Ph.D. candidates should indicate when they are expecting to fulfill their Ph.D. requirements. The appointment is initially for two years with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. The position is in part funded through the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute.

Interested candidates should submit their application directly to Dr. Thomas Brunner ( The application should include a cover letter (addressing how you meet the job requirements), a statement of purpose (explaining your scientific goals), and a current C.V. Please arrange for at least two letters of reference supporting your application to be sent to Thomas Brunner. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For inquiries about the position please contact Thomas Brunner.

The local EXO group as well as the Art McDonald Institute and McGill University are committed to equity and diversity as essential ingredients for academic excellence. We welcome applications from indigenous persons, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation and gender identities as well as all qualified candidates to productively engage with the diverse communities at McGill and abroad. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Rutherford Physics Building
3600 University St.
Montreal, QC H3A 2T8

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