Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

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

Summer NSERC USRA

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 2020 (PDF, 49KB)

Employment Opportunities

Summer 2020 (May-August)

  • We will update the research opportunities as they become available.  Students are encouraged to review postings from 2019 and contact supervisors to see if similar positions are available in 2020.

Summer 2019 (May-August)

Fall 2019