Student Employment Opportunities

Our department hires an average of 25 students every summer to participate in a wide variety of research projects as well as activities that enhance teaching in the department. In addition, our department sometimes also offers part-time positions during the school year. Employment within the department is an excellent way for students to enhance their education, put to practice skills that they have learned in their courses, as well as gain valuable relevant professional experience. 

On this page, students can find employment opportunities in the department. While we try our best to keep this list current and complete, students are encouraged to approach faculty in the department to seek out additional opportunities


Every summer, our department hires approximately 6 students that are supported by an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. These prestigious awards are merit-based and recipients are selected by a committee in the department. Students from both Queen's and other institutions are encourage to apply. Please download the file for Instructions and deadline for applying for the USRA.

NSERC USRAs 2024 (PDF, 222KB)

Summer Employment Ads

Fall Employment Ads

External Student Job Opportunities

SNOLAB McDonald Institute