Job OpportunitiesIf you want to do cutting-edge physics but also enjoy working with your hands, we may be the group for you. We enjoy the full process: from initial design, through building, debugging, data taking and final analysis. Our experiments are often done in the field: either deep underground (searching for dark matter) or in space (X-ray sounding rockets and satellites).
We currently have two possible openings for the fall 2014:
Micro-X Rocket / X-ray Astrophysics Student
The Micro-X Rocket payload is scheduled for launch in the Spring of 2014. We are looking for a new graduate student in our astrophysics program that will be involved in multi-wavelength supernova remnant analysis and rocket hardware development. The student will analyze data from our first flight and be involved in the second and third Micro-X flights.
SuperCDMS / Particle Physics Student
We will be analyzing data from SuperCDMS Soudan and beginning construction of the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment, while doing detector R&D in the lab. We are looking for a hardware-oriented student that will be instrumental in the comissioning of this new dark matter experiment.