University of Alberta

Astroparticle Physics Detector Technologist

Department Of Physics

Competition No.  -    A107835705
Closing Date  -    May 28, 2018

This position has an end date of June 30, 2020 with a possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Under the supervision of Professor Aksel Hallin and Professor Carsten Krauss, the Department of Physics is seeking to hire an Astroparticle Physics Detector Research Associate to support the research done in conjunction with the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC) scientific programme.


  • Support particle physics experiments by developing, installing, calibrating, operating and performing large particle physics experiments at either the University of Alberta the SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario or at other sites of experimental work in support of the CPARC scientific program;
  • Monitor, maintain and operate local and remote equipment and computer operations;
  • Work with undergraduate and graduate students and support the projects undertaken by students by advising them on lab safety and instructing students in the methods of low-background physics;
  • Determine the day-to-day progress of experiments/projects that are assigned (i.e. prioritize tasks, choose techniques to apply to answer research questions, arrange for necessary supplies and/or equipment to perform experiments, document methods, record results, research issues that might arise and/or consult with colleagues, ensure safety compliance and interpret data for presentation to the collaborative group);
  • Participate in and report at local and remote meetings.


  • PhD in experimental particle physics or nuclear physics;
  • Two or more years experience as a postdoctoral fellow or research technician in the field of astroparticle physics;
  • Experience with grid computing, and python scripting;
  • Two or more years experience with low-background methods and analysis techniques of low statistics;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work well independently, in collaborations, and in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Ability to work in an underground mine environment;
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has an end date of June 30, 2020 with a possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits with a salary range of $58,210 to $80,050.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.