Summer student 2013 (computational Physics/Material Science)
Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute - Thunder Bay, ON

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Project: Computer-aided design of functional materials for medical applications

At Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, we have a diverse research program, which includes modelling of piezoelectric materials for therapeutic ultrasound, radiation detector materials and biomaterials (http://www.tbrri.com/~orubel/research.html). You will be involved in creation of algorithms, programming, performing calculations, data processing and dissemination (publications, presentations) of results. You will be introduced to the density functional theory and high-performance computing, which is a state of the art technique in theoretical solid state physics. A successful candidate will be encouraged to apply for NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards through Lakehead University.

Qualifications: Undergraduate students in Physics or Engineering (university program) with a good background in physics, mathematics, and programming. A potential candidate should comply with the NSERC eligibility criteria (see http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/UG-PC/USRA-BRPC_eng.asp). Basic knowledge of solid state physics and principles of quantum mechanics is appreciated, though it is not mandatory.

Details: Starting date - May, 2013; duration - 16 weeks; job hours - 37.5 hrs/wk; wage - 11.0-12.5 CAD/hour

Application: Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and transcript to: Dr. Oleg Rubel, Scientist TBRRI, 290 Munro St., Thunder Bay, Ontario

Deadline: January 3rd, 2013


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