Postdoc in extragalactic astronomy with CFHT+Subaru large datasets

The CFHT Large Area U-band Deep Survey (CLAUDS) is a 60-night dark-time program that obtains very deep (27AB, 5sigma in 2″ apertures) imaging of ~20 square degrees in sky area also being imaged to similar depths in grizy by the Subaru HyperSuprimeCam (HSC) strategic survey program. These data are divided into four roughly equal-sized fields of ~5 sq deg each and rich in ancillary data, namely the extended COSMOS, ELAIS-N1, DEEP2-3, and XMM LSS fields. This is by far the deepest u-band imaging ever obtained over this large an area and complements an equally superb Subaru optical dataset. CLAUDS data acquisition and processing is well underway and will be finished in 2016, while complementary Subaru HSC data are also being taken.

A postdoctoral fellow with experience in optical/IR extragalactic science will have significant freedom to work on projects of his/her interest that exploit the scientific potential of the combined CFHT+Subaru datasets. The position will be associated with Dr. Marcin Sawicki’s research group at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, but will also provide opportunities to collaborate with members of the HSC survey consortium, including those at Princeton and in numerous Japanese institutions. The fellow will also have time for independent research and he/she will be able to apply for Canadian time on ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, JCMT, and (starting in 2018) JWST.  As Dr. Sawicki is a member of the JWST-NIRISS Science Team, the fellow may also be able to contribute to the planning of Guaranteed Time Observations with that instrument.

The start date is negotiable but should be between May and October 2016. The appointment is initially for two years with the possibility of extension. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to the email address below. The statement of research interest should ideally include a description of the science that the candidate would undertake by combining the CLAUDS u-band and Subaru grizy data.

The review of applications will begin on 1 May 2016 and all materials – as well as any questions – should be sent by that date to Dr. Marcin Sawicki, CLAUDS project lead, at sawicki@ap.smu.ca.

Job Posting alert: 104-15-1449 – Mechanical Engineer with NRC

**ONLY CANDIDATES WHO APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED **

Your challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premiere research and technology organization.

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to support our NRC- Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Portfolio (NRC-HAA). The Mechanical Engineer would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

A Mechanical Engineer is required to assist in the design and development of world-class astronomical instrumentation for the international Gemini 8 metre telescopes, Canada France Hawaii Telescope, and future large telescope projects, including the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, Square Kilometre Array and Thirty Meter Telescope.

The successful candidate will provide innovative solutions to the specific requirements of various instrumentation projects, working in a team that designs integrated optical/mechanical/electronic assemblies.

Screening criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or applied science is required.

Candidates possessing a Master’s degree may be given preference.

Experience

Significant and recent experience in mechanical design, development and production of high precision (micron-level) mechanical/optical equipment.

Significant experience using 3D parametric CAD modeling software, preferably Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks, especially in the design and modelling of complex instrumentation.

Significant experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of mechanical structures and mechanisms, preferably using recent versions of ANSYS.

Experience in integrating and testing of mechanical systems or entire instruments would be an asset.

CLOSING DATE: APRIL 4, 2016

**ONLY CANDIDATES WHO APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED **

Senior Lab instructor position in Astronomy, University of Victoria

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, invites applications for the position of Senior Lab instructor in Astronomy.

Job Summary
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers multiple undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and its members conduct internationally recognized research in several fields of physics and astronomy. The Department runs a range of courses in astronomy designed for students intending to major in the field, as well as courses for students in a variety of other programs. The Department also manages an on-campus observatory, housing a new 0.8m telescope, which is utilized to provide experiential learning and research opportunities in laboratory components of astronomy courses.

This position has as its primary function, to develop, coordinate and participate in the teaching of the undergraduate lab program in astronomy. This entails management, maintenance, and development of the observatory and related equipment. The position has overall responsibility for the astronomy lab program, and coordination of the labs run by other lab instructors and Teaching Assistants, and reports to the Physics and Astronomy Laboratory Supervisor. Expertise in astronomy, and astronomical instrumentation, is required.

Job Requirements:
The minimum qualification is a Master’s degree in Astronomy or related fields. Superior oral communication skills are also required, along with the ability to work non-standard hours, as certain astronomy labs are run in the evening.

Additional Information: 992723-PHYS-2016-Senior Lab Instructor Astronomy-SG10
Apply at: https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1360

CLOSING DATE: 4pm PST on March 8, 2016.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Director, Academic Leadership Initiatives and Advisor to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at gwongsne@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Real-Time Embedded Engineer (104-15-1108)

** ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON WEBSITE TO BE CONSIDERED **

Your challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premiere research and technology organization.

We are looking for a Real-Time Embedded Engineer to support our NRC-Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics portfolio (NRC-HAA). The Real-Time Embedded Engineer would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

The Astronomy Technology Program (ATP) at the NRC Herzberg is engaged in the development of leading-edge instrumentation for some of the world’s largest observatories.  Currently, the ATP is leading and participating in several development projects in radio astronomy and requires a Real Time Embedded Engineer to lead the engineering and development of embedded software for various PowerMX (www.powermx.org) hardware developments, as well as participate in other embedded developments such as FPGA firmware etc.

A significant effort is currently underway for the next generation centimetre wave radio telescope facility, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project.  The SKA is an international effort comprised of more than 10 signatory countries, including Canada, to develop and build a radio telescope array with about 100 times the sensitivity of the largest existing radio telescopes operating in the centimetre wave range. Canada is participating in several key areas, including leading an international consortium to execute the pre-construction work package for the Central Signal Processor (CSP).  Pre-construction efforts will develop requirements and designs for the CSP, leading to a construction proposal to build the SKA. The work of the Real-Time Embedded Engineer will be strongly focused on the SKA CSP, and he/she is expected to become a key member of the Canadian CSP team.

The Real-Time Embedded Engineer may also be involved in other radio astronomy developments that the ATP may participate in.

Screening criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

PhD or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering.

Experience

Significant experience in the design and development of real-time embedded software for COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) or custom-designed hardware using open, custom, or bare metal RTOS (Real-Time Operating System) platforms, including working closely with hardware developers to ensure development of a fully integrated real-time embedded system.

Experience programming in C, C++, MatLab, Python, VHDL, and Verilog.

Experience in the design and development of real-time embedded boot sequences and automatic fault recovery for robust and reliable operation.

Significant experience in the design and development of real-time embedded systems.

Experience in professional documentation of designs, including in-line documentation of code.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OBSERVATORIES DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016.

The University of California Observatories (UCO) is seeking a Deputy Director to serve on its senior management team.

UCO’s mission is to provide UC astronomers with continuing access to forefront optical and infrared observatories, to design and build advanced instrumentation for the Lick, Keck, and TMT Telescopes, and to provide an organization that can coordinate astronomy groups throughout the UC system in support of their ground-based observatories. UCO is a multi-campus astronomical research unit, with headquarters on the UC Santa Cruz campus. UCO operates the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, CA, and the technical laboratories at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA. UCO is a managing partner of the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, and the focal point for UC participation in the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) project.

The Deputy Director will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary, talented, and diverse staff to help transition UCO into the era of Extremely Large Telescopes and to help define the future of ground-based optical and infrared astronomy. The Deputy Director will report to the Director of UCO. It is estimated that the administrative and managerial duties of Deputy Director will consume approximately 75% of the incumbent’s total effort, with the rest available for research or other professional activities. The incumbent is eligible to apply for time on UCO – affiliated telescopes, to advise graduate students in collaboration with a UC faculty member, and will have the authority to prepare and apply for external grants as Principal Investigator.

We seek a candidate who is self – motivated and able to perform with minimal direction. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written ) , presentation, and negotiation skills in order to lead and motivate a team with varied technical specialties, and foster effective cooperation. UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms, and to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & produc tive environment.

JOB DUTIES ( partial ):

• Works closely with the UCO Director in the planning and implementation of major scientific projects, services, facilities, and activities.

• Collaborates with senior technical management team to plan technical requirements, capabilities, and advancement opportunities; makes substantive contributions in diverse technical research areas.

• Interfaces closely with UC’s astronomical user community. Works with UC’s astronomy community to identify, develop, obtain funding for, and commission new research instrumentation projects and astronomical capabilities.

• Contribute s to published articles, presentations, or scientific papers; identif ies research an d development funding opportunities.

• Supervises staff and resources to meet program objectives.

• Works with the UCO management team to ensure state – of – the art technical capabilities and facilities for UCO.

• Provides leadership, guidance, and organization for Time Allocation Committees in the allocation of UC observing time at the Keck and Lick Observatories.

• Works with the Director and Assistant Director in the overall management of UCO operations.

• Works with Assistant Director on financial planning and high – level management of operating funds, contracts, and grants.

• Provides broad management direction and oversight to the Lick Observatory Superintendent.

• Oversees UCO’s communications needs. Supervises the UCO Communications Specialist ‘s work in the preparation of the Annual Report and other documents, oversight of UCO’s social media presence, and written marketing materials for Lick Observatory.

• Assists the Director with oral presentations to groups such as the UC Obs ervatories Advisory Committee, the Keck Science Steering Committee, the Lick Observatory Council, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

RANK: Academic Coordinator ( 75 %) / Research Astronomer ( 25 %)

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph . D . or equivalent foreign degree in Astronomy, Ast rophysics, or a related field; minimum of 5 years of management experience in an observatory , national laboratory , or industrial research laboratory environment ; experience work ing with, and /or lead ing , a senior management team; experience managing teams c onsisting of astronomers, enginee rs, and administrative staff .

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : Record of significant research in astronomy and astrophysics; demonstrated leadership working in a complex and evolving environment; c lear understanding of the global astronomical research environment. IMPORTANT: The application materials and letters of reference are expected to specifically address the requirements and qualifications enumerated in this document .

POSITION AVAILABLE: April 1, 2016, or as soon as possible after closing date.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Initial appointment will be for three years with anticipated reappointment. Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: an application letter with a statement of interest and qualifications , including a summary of scientific management and administrative experience, research experience, and a discussion of how the applicant fits the specific criteria noted above. Submit a current CV and publication list, a PDF document containing web links to three of your publications most relevant to this position and please request 3 letters of reference* describing your qualifications for the position with reference to the specific qualifications listed in this document. All documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00335. Refer to Position # JPF00 335 – 16T in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), please read UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016. For full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. It is desirable that letters of reference be received by this date as well. Position will remain open until filled.

Principal Investigator for the TMT/WFOS Spectrograph

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OBSERVATORIES
Principal Investigator for the TMT/WFOS Spectrograph
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016

The University of California Observatories (UCO) invites applications for the position of Principal Investigator for the Wide-Field Optical Spectrograph on the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT).  The TMT is an extremely large telescope with a primary mirror diameter of 30 meters. When completed in 2024, TMT will be one of the most powerful ground-based optical/infrared telescopes in the world, providing the capability to study fundamental astronomical problems from the first stars in the universe to the nature and formation of extra-solar planets. An international partnership consisting of the California Institute of Technology, Canada, China, India, Japan, and the University of California has been formed to deliver this exciting new observatory. For more information, please see www.tmt.org.

The Wide-Field Optical Spectrograph (WFOS) is a general purpose seeing-limited wide-field multi-object optical spectrograph designed and built by an international consortium for TMT. The WFOS project is being hosted by the University of California Observatories (UCO), a UC Multi-Campus Research Unit currently headquartered at UC Santa Cruz, charged with providing optical/infrared observing facilities to UC astronomers. UCO will coordinate the design, management, integration, testing, and commissioning of WFOS, with major subsystems provided by TMT partners in the US, China, India, and Japan.

The WFOS Principal Investigator leads the WFOS Science Team, which (among other things) is responsible for developing initial performance requirements, overseeing subsequent performance trade-off studies, and defining, executing, and analyzing tests to measure instrument capabilities. The WFOS Principal Investigator reports to the UCO Director, with project-line reporting to the TMT Project Office. Significant travel is expected, including trips to China, Japan, India, Pasadena, and the observatory site planned for Maunakea in Hawaii.  The WFOS Principal Investigator is appointed in the Professional Research series and is eligible to apply for time on UCO-affiliated telescopes, advise graduate students in collaboration with a UC faculty member, and prepare and apply for external grants as Principal Investigator. The incumbent’s research may be largely scientific or technical in nature. It is expected that the incumbent will eventually be an active observer with WFOS.

JOB DUTIES (partial, for full job description see http://ucolick.org/home/resources/employment.html):

• In partnership with the WFOS Project Manager, lead the WFOS Team to build a strong, integrated, international partnership that ensures that WFOS will excel as a first-light science instrument on TMT;
• Lead the WFOS Science Team in their task of envisioning a high-quality science instrument, simulating and evaluating its capabilities, planning for its use, and supporting the Construction Team in the design, construction, and delivery of WFOS;
• Serve as the key point of contact with the TMT Project Office for all matters related to the science performance and operational requirements of WFOS;
• Act as the ambassador and spokesperson for WFOS to the TMT and world astronomical communities;
• Hold responsibility for WFOS scientific requirements and high-level performance requirements, for trade studies as the project matures, and for designing, executing, and analyzing tests to verify that WFOS meets all requirements;
• Coordinate and oversee programmatic activities such as budgeting and resource allocation for the WFOS Science Team;
•  Interface with TMT Observatory personnel to design and plan WFOS operations;
• Conduct original scientific and/or technical research that has visibility and impact on the course of astronomical science;
• Participate in a variety of other activities in general service to UCO.

RANK: Research Astronomer
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD (or equivalent foreign) degree in Astronomy, Physics, or a closely related Engineering discipline; a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in design and construction of large, high-technology astronomy projects; an active research program relevant to WFOS science and/or technology; experience leading teams with varied technical specialties.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous leadership roles in the design and construction of large, high-technology astronomy projects; self-motivated and able to perform with minimal direction; knowledge and broad understanding of the intended science with WFOS; familiarity with numerical simulations and modeling; familiarity with modern project management tools; familiarity with spectrograph optical design and modern optical design tools; familiarity with current developments in optical/IR instrumentation technology; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to generate clear and concise technical documents; demonstrated ability to clearly present technical and programmatic information in meetings, reviews, and conferences; excellent negotiation skills and ability to foster effective team cooperation; participation in significant international projects; familiarity with Mandarin Chinese and/or Japanese.

IMPORTANT: The application materials and letters of reference are expected to specifically address the requirements and qualifications enumerated in this document.

CLOSING DATE:  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016.  To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

POSITION AVAILABLE: April 1, 2016, or as soon as possible after closing date.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT:  Initial appointment will be for three years with anticipated reappointment.  Should the hiring unit propose reappointment, a review to assess performance will be conducted.  Reappointment is also contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY:  Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include: application letter with a statement of interest and qualifications including a summary of scientific management and administrative experience, a current CV and publication list, a .pdf document containing web links to your three publications most relevant to this position and to WFOS, and 3 letters of  reference addressing your specific qualifications for the position as noted above*. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00334
Refer to Position #JPF00334 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

2016 Grants for Summer Interns iREx

The institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), recently created at Université de Montréal, brings together professors, researchers and students specialized in the detection and characterization of exoplanets and low-mass objects, young stars and protoplanetary disks. They are engaged in a variety of observational, theoretical and instrumental projects. More details on the scientific program of iREx are available on http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/?lang=en.

The institute is offering excellence grants at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD and postdoctoral). At this time, iREx is calling for applications to Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer Interns. The summer internships last 4 months (May-August). They are a unique occasion for students at the BSc level to join iREx’s dynamic team and get involved in cutting-edge research in astrophysics. Interns will be able to participate actively to breakthrough scientific programs related to exoplanets and related thematic issues.  The researchers who are available to supervise interns this summer are the following professors: Nick Cowan (NC), Andrew Cumming (AC), René Doyon (RD), David Lafrenière (DL), Pierre Bastien (PB), and the researchers Étienne Artigau (EA), Loic Albert (LA) and Julien Rameau (JR). Internships in the following topics are offered:

1 – The NIRISS Optical Simulator (NOS) – Acquisition and analysis of infrared images obtained in the laboratory (LA and JR);
2 – Space Telescopes in Service of Exoplanets: constructing and testing high-fidelity detector models to enable atmospheric characterization (NC)
3 – A search for distant planets in archival SPITZER images (EA and JR);
4- Data analysis related to brown dwarfs and exoplanets companions of young stars (EA, DL, JR);
5- Algorithms development to search for young stars (DL, RD, JR);
6- Age determination of the candidate target stars of the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) (RD);
7- Data simulations for the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), related to the study of exoplanets using transit spectroscopy and direct imaging (LA, EA, RD, DL);
8- Development in the laboratory of an optical simulator for NIRISS, one of the instruments of JWST, related to the study of exoplanets using transit spectroscopy. (LA, EA, RD);
9- Numerical simulations for the performance of SPIRou, a  infrared spectropolarimeter dedicated to the research of terrestrial exoplanets via high-precision radial velocity (EA, RD);
10 – Observations and analysis of data obtained with POMM, the new high-precision polarimeter at Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic (OMM), for the plausible targets of GPI survey (PB).

The interns could also participate to one or more observing missions at OMM during the summer. The 3,000$ Trottier Excellence Grant for Summer interns can be combined with NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) for a total amount of 7,500$. For non-bursary students, professors will complete iREx’s Trottier Excellence Grant to provide a total amount of 6,000$ for the internship. All students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in physics or astrophysics in a Canadian university are eligible to apply. The internship will take place at Université de Montréal. Four Trottier Excellence Grants for Summer interns will be attributed in 2016.

Interested candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, an academic transcript and a short statement of interest (a few paragraphs at most) in which they explain their motivation to obtain the internship, and their preferred thematic. The applications must be submitted by email at irex@astro.umontreal.ca before January 12th, 2016. The successful candidates will be contacted by the end of January.

Observatory Software Engineer

Prof. Stanimir Metchev at the University of Western Ontario Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration invites applications for an observatory software engineer.  The successful applicant will be expected to aid with the installation and automation of a robotic array of small-aperture telescopes equipped with rapid-imaging cameras. Depending on interest and qualifications, additional opportunities for collaborations with Metchev’s team exist in the fields of
exoplanets, brown dwarfs, or circumstellar debris disks.

Candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.  Strong computer programming expertise is required. Background in systems automation, data management, or image analysis would be advantageous.  The start date is flexible, but preferably no later than April 1, 2016.

Required Skills:
- experience with Linux and Windows Operating Systems
- experience with TCP/IP communication
- experience writing software interfaces to hardware devices
(e.g., temperature controllers, CCD devices, etc.)
- experience with a scripting language (python, Perl) is a plus
- experience with XML is a plus
- ability to learn new software languages / systems quickly

Candidates should submit a resume, a brief statement of experience and interests, and the names and contacts of three references directly to Prof. Metchev.  The position is open until filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be received by February 1, 2016.

For more information, please contact Prof. Metchev (smetchev@uwo.ca).

Postdoc in substellar/exoplanetary and/or time-domain astronomy

Prof. Stanimir Metchev at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) Centre
for Planetary and Space Exploration (CPSX) invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellow in the fields of substellar objects, exoplanetary
systems, and/or time-domain astronomy.  The successful applicant will
lead aspects of an on-going Exploration Science program with the Spitzer
Space Telescope on the variability and atmospheric properties of brown
dwarfs. Depending on interest, opportunities also exist for the design
and automation of a robotic telescope array for time-domain astronomy.
The candidate will be expected to actively pursue additional
ground-based observations in support of one or both of the above
programs.

Metchev leads the Weather on Other Worlds international collaboration,
and is a member of the GPI Exoplanet Survey and the CFHT/SPIRou Planet
Search Legacy Survey teams.  Other research at UWO CPSX spans the fields
of planetary science, astrophysics, and astrobiology.  Collaborative
opportunities exist with members of these teams and disciplines. UWO has
access to all Canadian national telescopes, including Gemini, the CHFT,
ALMA, and a slew of 1-2 metre-class telescopes.  Metchev’s team also
regularly uses other facilities, including Hubble, Magellan, NOAO
telescopes, NASA/IRTF, and McDonald Observatory.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Astronomy or a related field.
Background in precision photometry, spectroscopy, or time series
analysis would be advantageous.  The start date is flexible, but
preferably no later than April 1, 2016.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of
research experience and interests, and the names and contacts of three
references directly to Prof. Metchev.  The position is open until
filled. For full consideration, complete applications should be received
by February 1, 2016.

2 positions de Conservateurs au Musée canadien de l’histoire

 AMENDEMENT – DATE LIMITE REPOUSSÉE

Conservateur, Ethnologie et Conservateur, Art autochtone
E7 (63 085 $ – 78 856 $)
Postes permanent temps plein
Poste numéro 9644 et 7131

Le Musée canadien de l’histoire (MCH) est présentement à la recherche d’un expert dans le domaine de l’ethnologie et d’un expert dans le domaine de l’art autochtone y compris l’histoire de l’art autochtone et l’expression artistique avec un intérêt pour l’art autochtone contemporain et/ou l’art Inuit.

Le candidat idéal est un chercheur exceptionnel ayant fait ses preuves auprès d’institutions culturelles, dans les domaines de la recherche, des publications et de l’engagement communautaire. Il sait mener à bien divers projets de concert avec de multiples partenaires universitaires, institutionnels, gouvernementaux et communautaires; il fait preuve d’enthousiasme et de créativité lorsqu’il travaille en équipe, possède d’excellentes qualités interpersonnelles et comprend le fonctionnement du secteur public. Le candidat favorisera la recherche, un élément fondamental du travail mené par le Musée au nom des Canadiens tout en améliorant la réputation de l’institution à titre de contributeur de confiance et responsable à la société civile.

De plus, vous détenez une maîtrise ou un doctorat (de préférence) dans une discipline pertinente ou une combinaison équivalente d’expérience et d’études.

Vous possédez une connaissance :
• De la recherche pertinente, des méthodes de recherche, des activités professionnelles, de la littérature et des pratiques exemplaires dans la discipline et les disciplines connexes, au niveau national et international;
• De la recherche appliquée et de la communication avec le grand public;
• Des réseaux professionnels, des possibilités de recherche, des technologies ou médias émergents ou pertinents;
• De la culture matérielle, des rôles et responsabilités d’un conservateur, de la planification des collections;
• Des programmes, des activités et de l’environnement opérationnel du Musée canadien de l’histoire.

Vous possédez de l’expérience en :
• Recherches complexes et détaillées dans le ou les domaines pertinents;
• Communications savantes et diffusion de la recherche, incluant des publications imprimées et non imprimées;
• Évaluation, documentation ou utilisation professionnelle de la culture matérielle à des fins de recherche et de communication;
• Environnement de travail multidisciplinaire ou basé sur le travail d’équipe;
• Communications avec le grand public et développement de projet.

Puisque vous devrez travailler dans un environnement hautement informatisé, une expérience démontrée des logiciels de traitement de texte (Word), de chiffrier électronique (Excel), de présentation (Power Point) et de courrier électronique (Outlook) est requise.

Les compétences clés suivantes sont jugées essentielles au succès de cette possibilité remplie de défis : Expertise; Préoccupation de l’ordre et de la qualité; Autorité et influence; Travail d’équipe et coopération; Sensibilité organisationnelle; Pensée analytique.

Ce poste requiert l’utilisation des deux langues officielles (Français/Anglais) CBC impératif et une vérification de fiabilité approfondie. Pour une définition plus détaillée du niveau linguistique requis, consulter notre site Web. Nous encourageons tous les candidats à soumettre leur mise en candidature, peu importe s’ils croient répondre aux exigences linguistique du poste. Dans le cadre de son processus d’embauche, le Musée envoie les candidats qualifiés en validation linguistique afin de déterminer leur compétence linguistique. Si le candidat retenu ne rencontre pas le profil linguistique du poste, il devra répondre aux exigences linguistiques du poste à l’intérieur d’un temps raisonnable déterminé par le Musée. Une formation linguistique pourrait être offerte.

Ce poste s’adresse aux employés du Musée, aux candidats externes et/ou aux candidats du répertoire.

Le Musée canadien de l’histoire souscrit au principe d’équité en matière d’emploi et nous nous efforçons d’avoir une main-d’œuvre qui reflète la population canadienne. Nous encourageons fortement les candidats à préciser volontairement leur groupe d’appartenance : peuples autochtones, groupes de minorités visibles, ou personnes handicapées.

Nous remercions tous les candidats de l’intérêt qu’ils nous témoignent; cependant, nous ne communiquerons qu’avec les candidats retenus.

Le Musée canadien de l’histoire peut inventorier l’information reçue des candidats pour des postes similaires.

Cette possibilité d’emploi vous intéresse? Faites parvenir votre demande avant le 4 décembre 2015 à 16 h en postulant sur le site webwww.museedelhistoire.ca/emplois sous « Opportunités d’emplois actuelles ».

***Le générique masculin est utilisé à la seule fin de ne pas alourdir le libellé.***