Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions at McGill University

Name: Kelly Lepo
Email address: kelly.lepo@mcgill.ca
Affiliation: McGill Space Institute

We invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships in space-related fields to be held in the McGill Space Institute at McGill University (http://msi.mcgill.ca/).

McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9850

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9851

CITA National Fellowship at McGill University
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9852

The McGill Space Institute is an interdisciplinary center that brings together researchers engaged in space-related research at McGill. Currently there are 18 active faculty members affiliated with the center, from the Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences departments from McGill (http://msi.mcgill.ca/index.php?page=faculty-staff).

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental work in astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, atmospheric science or astrobiology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at the MSI. Fellows are expected to spend at least 50 percent of their time on research that complements that of their supervisor.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) which demonstrates how the proposed research program complements current MSI activities, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9850)

Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship and state potential MSI faculty supervisors in their cover letter.

This position offers a competitive salary and will be for two years, with a possible renewal for a third year, dependent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 30, 2017.

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Applicants in the fields of astrophysics should also consider applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9851, Deadline November 30) and/or the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9852, Deadline October 31). A single copy of the application materials may be submitted and the intended fellowships indicated in the cover letter.

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 14 active faculty members. The group’s research spans theory, observations, and instrumentation, in the fields of cosmology, large scale structure, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, radio transients, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets.

We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group (http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/research/thep.html) and the McGill Space Institute (MSI, http://msi.mcgill.ca) that brings together several different areas of space related research across the University.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics or cosmology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at McGill.
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McGill University is committed to diversity and equity within its community. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Technologue en mécanique à CNRC-Herzberg

• Il s’agit d’un poste d’une durée déterminée de 2 ans.
• Les affectations et les détachements peuvent être considérés selon les politiques du CNRC.
• Une liste d’admissibilité pourrait être établie pour une période d’un an pour des postes semblables.
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Votre défi:
Contribuez à la réalisation de travaux de recherche stratégiques et poursuivez une carrière prometteuse au Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC), la principale organisation de recherche et de technologie au Canada.
Nous souhaitons embaucher une personne dynamique et motivée qui partage nos valeurs fondamentales relatives à l’impact, à la responsabilité, au leadership, à l’intégrité et à la collaboration pour occuper le poste de technologue mécanique au Centre de recherche Herzberg, Astronomie et astrophysique.
La personne choisie participera à la conception, au prototypage, à la fabrication, à l’assemblage, à la mise à l’essai et à l’intégration d’instruments d’astronomie de calibre mondial aux télescopes Gemini de huit mètres, au Télescope Canada-France-Hawaii et aux autres projets de grands télescopes, notamment le Télescope de trente mètres.

Critères de sélection:
Afin que leur candidature soit prise en considération, les candidat(e)s doivent démontrer, par l’entremise de leur demande, qu’ils/elles répondent à tous les critères de sélection suivants.

Études:
Diplôme d’un programme de technologie du génie mécanique de 2400 heures ou une combinaison équivalente d’études et d’expérience pertinente.

Expérience:
Expérience appréciable et récente de la conception 3D assistée par ordinateur (CAO) de modélisation solide et paramétrique, préférablement la suite de logiciels Audodesk Inventor.
Expérience appréciable de la conception de composants mécaniques/mécanismes complexes de précision, de préférence pour des instruments scientifiques.
Expérience pratique du logiciel Autodesk Vault pour la gestion de fichiers CAO hiérarchiques, un atout.
Expérience de la fabrication, du montage et de la mise en service d’équipement de précision, particulièrement d’instruments scientifiques.
Expérience de la préparation de documents techniques.

Pour les qualifications alternatives, veuillez vous référer au titre d’équivalence ci-dessous.

Équivalence:
Pour les qualifications alternatives, veuillez vous référer au titre d’équivalence ci-dessous

Exigences linguistiques:
• Anglais

Critères d’évaluation:
Les candidat(e)s seront évalué(e)s selon les critères suivants :

Compétences techniques:
Connaissance pratique des principes fondamentaux en matière de conception et des outils d’analyse utilisés dans la conception mécanique.
Connaissance pratique de logiciels de modélisation paramétrique de CAO 3D (préférablement, les plus récentes versions d’Autodesk Inventor ou de SolidWorks) pour créer des pièces et des montages complexes.
Connaissance pratique des méthodes et de l’usage de la conception mécanique.
Connaissance de l’équipement d’atelier de construction mécanique, des méthodes et des techniques de fabrication, et des composants offerts sur le marché aux fins d’instrumentation de précision.
Connaissance pratique de la fabrication et du montage d’enceintes à régulation thermique, idéalement composées de panneaux de composite, un atout.
Capacité manifeste de travailler de façon indépendante et de s’acquitter d’importantes tâches liées au projet sans délaisser les autres tâches qui lui ont été assignées.
Capacité manifeste d’évaluer et d’analyser des conceptions ou de l’équipement afin de démontrer qu’ils répondent aux spécifications.
Capacité manifeste de rédiger, de manière efficace, des documents techniques bien structurés, cohérents et clairs.

Compétences comportementales:
Priorité au client – niveau 2
Communication – niveau 2
Orientation vers les résultats – niveau 2
Travail en équipe – niveau 2
En ce qui concerne ce poste, le CNRC évaluera les candidat(e)s selon le(s) profil(s) des compétences suivant(s) :
Soutien en technologie

Échelle de traitement:
• De 51,114$ à 70,000$ par année.

Condition d’emploi:
• Cote de fiabilité

Réinstallation:
L’aide à la réinstallation sera déterminée conformément à la directive sur la réinstallation du CNRC.

Remarques:
• Les employés du CNRC bénéficient d’une vaste gamme d’avantages qui incluent des régimes complets d’assurance médicale et dentaire, de pension et d’assurance ainsi que des congés annuels et autres.
• La préférence sera accordée aux citoyen(ne)s canadien(ne)s et résident(e)s permanent(e)s du Canada. Veuillez inclure des renseignements à cet égard dans votre demande.
• Le ou la titulaire doit en tout temps respecter les mesures de sécurité au travail.
• Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui postuleront, mais nous ne communiquerons qu’avec celles retenues pour une évaluation subséquente.

Date limite de réception des demandes:
31/10/2017 23:59 heure normale de l’Est

POUR POSTULER:

LES DEMANDES DOIVENT MENTIONNER LE NUMÉRO D’EMBAUCHE 104-17-0514

Toutes les demandes d’emploi doivent être soumises en ligne: http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/EnglishAll/CC731C3B1AC75AD2852581990060E250. Ne soumettez aucune demande via télécopieur ou courriel. Les demandes seront acceptées jusqu’à la date de fermeture du concours.

Le CNRC est un employeur qui valorise la diversité de la main-d’oeuvre. A ce titre, nous encourageons les candidat(e)s à s’auto-identifier comme membre d’un des groupes cibles suivants: femmes, minorités visibles, autochtones et personnes handicapées.

Des mesures d’aménagement sont disponibles pour tout(e) candidat(e) dont le nom est retenu pour évaluation subséquente.

PERSONNE RESSOURCE:
Téléphone : (613) 949-7685
Courriel : HRQuestionsRH_CG1@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
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L’Institut de Recherche sur les Exoplanètes (iREx), affilié au Département de physique de l’Université de Montréal, sollicite des candidatures pour trois (3) postes de chercheur(e) postdoctoraux en astrophysique appliquée à l’étude des exoplanètes.

L’équipe de l’iREx est composée d’une quarantaine de chercheurs (professeurs, attachés de recherche et étudiants), principalement de l’Université de Montréal et de l’Université McGill, travaillant tous sur divers programmes de recherche liés à l’étude des exoplanètes et à des domaines connexes de l’astrophysique stellaire. Les chercheurs de l’iREx ont un rôle de leadership dans divers projets d’envergure internationale liés à la détection et à la caractérisation d’exoplanètes, notamment avec le futur télescope spatial James Webb (JWST), les instruments de vitesse radiale de haute précision SPIRou et NIRPS et Gemini Planet Imager (GPI).  En outre, les chercheurs de l’iREx ont accès à du temps garanti d’observation avec JWST, SPIRou et NIRPS. Pour plus d’information sur les programmes de recherche de l’iREx, voir le site web de l’institut : http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/recherche/.

– Un (1) poste est disponible pour la Bourse postdoctorale Trottier. Son(sa) récipiendaire pourra mener les projets de recherche de son choix dans les domaines liés à l’étude des exoplanètes. Les candidat(e)s de toutes les spécialités seront considéré(e)s, mais la priorité sera accordée à ceux(celles) dont les programmes de recherche et l’expertise sont alignés avec les programmes scientifiques de SPIRou et NIRPS.
– Les deux (2) autres postes sont financés par l’Agence Spatiale Canadienne. Les récipiendaires se joindront à l’équipe de l’instrument NIRISS du télescope spatial James Webb afin de contribuer à la réduction de données, à l’analyse et à la publication du programme de 200 heures de temps garanti dédié à la spectroscopie de transit. Une grande variété d’exoplanètes en orbite autour d’étoiles proches de faible masse seront étudiées, des Jupiters chauds aux petites exoplanètes rocheuses.

Un doctorat en physique, astronomie ou discipline reliée est requis à la date d’entrée en fonction, qui est prévue entre mai 2018 et septembre 2018. Les trois postes sont pour une durée de deux ans, renouvelable pour une troisième année selon les performances et la disponibilité des fonds. Une préférence sera donnée aux candidat(e)s qui ont terminé leur PhD dans les 3 dernières années.

Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s doivent remplir le formulaire en ligne (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZ0m55UwNoWdmegrgNkA2ytK48AN_ccqJLDIh3ic4af0zF4Q/viewform) et y téléverser leur document de candidature incluant une lettre de présentation, un curriculum vitae, une liste de publications et un énoncé d’intérêt de recherche de maximum 2 pages dans un seul fichier pdf. Ils doivent aussi demander à trois personnes de faire parvenir une lettre de recommandation à l’adresse suivante : irex@astro.umontreal.ca. Tous les documents doivent être reçus avant le 1er novembre 2017.

L’Université de Montréal prône l’inclusion, la diversité et l’équité en emploi. Nous invitons les femmes, les membres des minorités visibles et ethniques, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées, de même que les personnes de toutes orientations et identités sexuelles à présenter leur candidature.

Avantages sociaux :

Les chercheur(e)s postdoctoraux de l’iREx à l’UdeM jouissent de nombreux avantages sociaux, tels que décrits sur le site de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l’Université de Montréal : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZ0m55UwNoWdmegrgNkA2ytK48AN_ccqJLDIh3ic4af0zF4Q/viewform

CITA Fellowships

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA)

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) is inviting applications for postdoctoral research positions. For more information and application instructions, please see below or visit our website at www.cita.utoronto.ca and click « Opportunities ».

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral research fellowships beginning September 1, 2018 are being offered at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.  A PhD in any field of theoretical astrophysics is required.  Fellows are expected to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics under the general supervision of the permanent faculty whose interests include: cosmology, interstellar matter, galaxy, star and planet formation, pulsars and compact objects, solar physics, high energy astrophysics, numerical relativity and gravitational waves.

We only accept electronic submissions.  Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 15, 2017.

Please apply online: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

Research Associate positions are for three to five years duration.  The start date will be September 1, 2018. Applicants should have an excellent research record in astrophysics and postdoctoral experience.  The primary duty is to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics, but Research Associates are also expected to work with postdoctoral fellows and to assist with the administration of the Institute.  All applicants for these positions are also considered automatically for postdoctoral fellowships.

We only accept electronic submissions.  Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation.  The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 15, 2017.

Please apply online: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

NATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

As part of its mandate to promote research throughout Canada, CITA provides partial support for postdoctoral fellows working in theoretical astrophysics or closely related fields at Canadian universities other than the University of Toronto, through its National Fellows Program.

The responsibility for identifying and nominating potential CITA National Fellows who will work at a given university lies with the faculty at that university.  Only faculty at Canadian universities may submit nominations.  The deadline for these nominations November 15, 2017 for fellowships to start in September 2018.  Please check with the nominating institution for their internal deadlines.

If you are interested in applying for National Fellowships at other universities in Canada, please contact any of the following faculty by email or check department websites for further research and application details:

Natasha Ivanova, University of Alberta (nata.ivanova@ualberta.ca / www.ualberta.ca/physics)

Lorne Nelson, Bishop’s University (lnelson@ubishops.ca)

University of British Columbia, Select Faculty (Contact: Gary Hinshaw, hinshaw@phas.ubc.ca / www.phas.ubc.ca/astronomy-astrophysics)

Alan Coley, Dalhousie University (aac@mathstat.dal.ca)

Andrew Cumming/Nick Cowan, McGill University (Contact: Kelly Lepo / kelly.lepo@mgcill.ca / msi.mcgill.ca)

Hugh Couchman/James Wadsley, McMaster University (wasdsley@mcmaster.ca / www.physics.mcmaster.ca)

Paul Charbonneau, Université de Montréal (paulchar@astro.umontreal.ca / www.phys.umontreal.ca)

Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université de Montréal (juliehl@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA / www.astro.umontreal.ca/x-tra)

Falk Herwig, University of Victoria (fherwig@uvic.ca / www.uvic.ca/arc)

Niayesh Afshordi, University of Waterloo (nafshordi@uwaterloo.ca / uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-and-gravitation)

Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta (rafernan@ualberta.ca / www.ualberta.ca/~rafernan)

Please submit nominations online: http://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/natfel

 

PROFESSEURE OU PROFESSEUR EN ASTROPHYSIQUE DÉPARTEMENT DE PHYSIQUE, UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL

Le Département de physique sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de
professeure ou de professeur à temps plein au rang d’adjoint en
astrophysique.

Fonctions
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La personne retenue sera appelée à enseigner aux trois cycles, à encadrer
des étudiants aux études supérieures, à poursuivre des activités de
recherche, de publication et de rayonnement ainsi qu’à contribuer aux
activités de l’institution.

Exigences
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– Doctorat en physique, avec spécialisation en astrophysique.
– Publications témoignant d’une contribution remarquable à la
recherche.
– Aptitude marquée pour l’enseignement universitaire à tous les
cycles.
– La personne retenue devra poursuivre un vigoureux programme de
recherche en astrophysique et contribuer aux activités du Groupe
d’astronomie et d’astrophysique du Département. Des intérêts de
recherche dans tous les domaines de l’astronomie et de
l’astrophysique seront pris en considération, mais la préférence
sera donnée aux intérêts de recherche cadrant le mieux avec ceux
présents au Département, à savoir l’astrophysique stellaire et
exoplanétaire, la physique solaire, l’astronomie extragalactique,
l’astrophysique des hautes énergies et l’instrumentation
astronomique : www.astro.umontreal.ca/groupe.
– Maîtrise de la langue française à l’intérieur d’une période de
temps raisonnable*.

Traitement
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L’Université de Montréal offre un salaire concurrentiel jumelé à une gamme
complète d’avantages sociaux.

Entrée en fonction
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Le ou après le 1er juin 2018.

Soumission de candidature
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Le dossier de candidature doit être constitué des documents suivants:

– une lettre de motivation
– un curriculum vitæ
– un exemplaire des publications ou des travaux de recherche récents
– une proposition de programme de recherche

Le dossier doit également comporter trois lettres de recommandation.
Celles-ci doivent être transmises directement par leur auteur au directeur
du Département.

Le dossier de candidature et les lettres de recommandation doivent
parvenir au directeur du Département de physique au plus tard le 5
décembre 2017 à l’adresse suivante :

M. Richard Leonelli, directeur
a/s de Mme Peggy Lareau
Département de physique
Faculté des arts et des sciences
Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) Canada H3C 3J7

ou par voie électronique à l’adresse courriel peggy.lareau@umontreal.ca.

Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le
Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse www.phys.umontreal.ca.

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* Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal :

L’Université de Montréal est une université québécoise de langue
française, à rayonnement international. Dans le cadre du renouvellement de
son corps professoral, elle intensifie le recrutement des meilleurs
spécialistes dans le monde et s’assure par ailleurs que, conformément à la
Politique linguistique de l’Université de Montréal
[http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf],
les professeurs qu’elle recrute qui ne maîtrisent pas le français à leur
entrée en fonction bénéficient d’un programme de soutien à l’apprentissage
de la langue française.

Privilège de confidentialité des candidatures :

Les procédures de nomination en vigueur à l’Université de Montréal
prévoient que tous les dossiers de candidature peuvent être consultés par
les membres de l’Assemblée des professeurs/facultaire. Toute personne
désirant que sa candidature demeure confidentielle jusqu’à l’établissement
de la liste restreinte de recrutement (candidats retenus pour entrevue)
est priée de le mentionner dans sa lettre de motivation.

Programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi :

Par l’entremise de son programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi,
l’Université de Montréal invite les femmes, les Autochtones, les minorités
visibles, les minorités ethniques et les personnes handicapées à soumettre
leur candidature. Lors du recrutement, nos outils de sélection peuvent
être adaptés selon les besoins des personnes handicapées qui en font la
demande. Soyez assurés de la confidentialité de cette information.
L’Université prône l’inclusion et la diversité de son personnel et
encourage également les personnes de toutes orientations et identités
sexuelles à poser leur candidature.

Exigences en matière d’immigration :

Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler à l’UdeM.
Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, veuillez noter que
la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux
résidents permanents.

Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Science at York University

The Division of Natural Science invites applications for a tenure-track, alternate stream (teaching-focused) Assistant Lecturer appointment to commence July 1, 2018.

The Division of Natural Science is a unit within the Department of Science & Technology Studies in the Faculty of Science that specializes in developing and delivering high quality undergraduate general education science courses to non-science university students. We are seeking candidates with a PhD in a Physical Science to teach Natural Science courses, with a strong preference for those also able to teach courses in the Department of Chemistry. The applicant must be interested in a teaching-focused position, and should have experience teaching science to university-level non-science students.

The candidate should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching; a dedication to using sound pedagogical techniques (including evidence-based strategies); and a strong interest in pedagogical development. Experience with different delivery formats (e.g., lecture, blended, online), teaching classes of varying sizes, and effective utilization of undergraduate laboratories are assets. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

For further information regarding the Division of Natural Science please see natsci.info.yorku.ca; for the Department of Chemistry, see chemistry.info.yorku.ca/. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Julie Clark, Director of the Division of Natural Science, at jclarkj@yorku.ca

All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline of receipt of complete applications is December 4, 2017. Applicants must arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent directly to the address below. Complete applications will also include: a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a summary of publications (if applicable), and a summary of relevant activities sent to Chair, Natural Science Search Committee, Division of Natural Science, 218 Bethune College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3, Email: stsadmin@yorku.ca. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Application Submission: http://coolstar.dunlap.utoronto.ca/jobs/job/dunlap-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-astronomy-and-astrophysics/

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 1, 2017

Email Address for Inquiries: director@dunlap.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This growing unit pursues groundbreaking research in experimental astrophysics, in close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS).

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research either independently or in collaboration with others at the University, and will be offered professional development and mentoring across a range of areas relevant to a scientific career. Candidates will be selected on the basis of potential for innovative research in instrumentation, software, or observations, and on their ability to further the goals and activities of the Dunlap Institute. Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional internal support for their experimental or computational plans. Dunlap Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Institute’s outreach and training initiatives. The range of activities and opportunities in research, outreach and training can be seen in the annual reports on the Dunlap Institute’s web site.

The Dunlap Institute, DAA, CITA and CPS together host over 130 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observation, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural community.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to an inclusive and flexible workplace. We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual orientations and gender expressions, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential two-body hires. Subject to immigration regulations, successful candidates will be given the option to take up their Fellowships as part-time appointments (such a request need not be made as part of a candidate’s initial application and will not be disclosed to the selection committee).

Appointments are initially for three years, with a subsequent possibility of extension for one further year subject to outstanding performance in public outreach and education activities. Dunlap Fellowships include an annual salary of CAD $69000 plus generous benefits, a research allowance of CAD $18000 per year, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2018. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. Only applicants with a PhD awarded on or after January 1, 2013, will be considered, except in the case of career interruption or other extenuating circumstances.

All application materials must be submitted online by November 1, 2017. Applicants should submit a 300-word anomymised summary of their proposed research program via the online form; plus (in a single file in PDF format) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a 3-page detailed description of their proposed research program. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Dunlap Institute via email to fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca by November 1, 2017.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

To apply online, please go to http://coolstar.dunlap.utoronto.ca/jobs/job/dunlap-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-astronomy-and-astrophysics/

PhD Position in Observational Extragalactic Astrophysics

Post Date: April 19th 2017

Deadline to Apply: May 31st 2017

Job Category: Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions

Institution Name:
Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics
University of Innsbruck
Austria

Submission Address for Resumes/CVs:
Attention To: Career Opportunities University Innsbruck

Email Address for Inquiries: francine.marleau@uibk.ac.at

Related URLs:
https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.details?asg_id_in=9319

Job Announcement:

A PhD Position is available at the Institute of Astro- and Particle
Physics of the University of Innsbruck.

The PhD project is in the field of observational extragalactic
astrophysics. Experience with data reduction and analysis is highly
desirable.

The PhD position is fully funded for 3 years. The gross salary will be
about 2022.- €/month (14x yearly). Applications should be received by
May 31st 2017 and should be submitted via the Career Opportunities
website of the University of Innsbruck.

Applicants should hold a MSc in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics or
related fields. They should send:

– a detailed CV
– a motivation letter
– all master certificates and undergraduate level certificates
including a diploma supplement with a list of courses and grades
– a list of previous scientific experiences and skills
– a synopsis of the diploma/master thesis

Additionally, the candidates are required to provide email addresses
of two experienced scientists willing to provide a letter of
reference.

Included Benefits:

The successful candidate will become employee of the University with
full social security coverage under Austrian national law, and
applicable to additional employee benefits
(http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/). The University
of Innsbruck is an equal opportunity employer. Applications by women
are explicitly encouraged.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Observational Astrophysics / University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty appointment in observational astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on 1 July 2018.

We seek applicants in any area of observational astrophysics. A program of research in exoplanets is an asset. Applicants must have earned a PhD in a related field at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead a dynamic externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and engage in university service activities. The selection will be based primarily on the applicant’s excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers, output of research or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, as well as the research statement and other documents submitted as part of the application, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level, and to continue an established record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals in the field. Participation in major international conferences, presenting research at other highly ranked schools and other noteworthy activities in Astronomy and Astrophysics that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline are assets. Evidence for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as demonstrated by course evaluations, lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures, is required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The Canadian Institute of Astrophysics, the Dunlap Institute and the Centre for Planetary Studies are all part of the graduate department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Toronto astronomers have access to a wide arrange of observational facilities through national and collaborative programs.

For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics please visit our homepage at http://www.astro.utoronto.ca.

All application materials should be submitted online. To apply, please visit http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job Number: 1700389. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae which includes a full list of electronically accessible publications, a research statement, and a teaching portfolio to include a teaching statement and course evaluations. The application deadline is 15 July 2017.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters (signed and on letterhead) directly to the department via e-mail to: astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by 15 July 2017. The candidate’s name should appear in the subject line.

Requests for more information can be directed in confidence to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

ALMA Director

Name: ALMA Director Search Committee
Email address: almasearchcommittee@gmail.com
Affiliation: ALMA

ALMA Director
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the world’s preeminent facility for millimeter and submillimeter-wave astronomy with transformational capabilities to study the origin of galaxies, stars and planets. ALMA consists of 66 antennas located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile, and equipped with receivers covering atmospheric windows between 30 and 950 GHz.  ALMA is a partnership of ESO (representing its member states), NSF (USA) and NINS (Japan), together with NRC (Canada), MOST and ASIAA (Taiwan), and KASI (Republic of Korea), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile.

ESO, NSF and NINS have each designated an Executive (ESO, AUI/NRAO and NAOJ, respectively), as their legal representatives, to carry out and manage tasks and responsibilities on their behalf. The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) in Chile, staffed by the Executives and headed by the ALMA Director, provides the unified management and leadership of ALMA operations and development. The ALMA Board, responsible for governance and oversight and consisting of members representing the parties, Executives and astronomy community, invites applications for the position of ALMA Director.  The successful applicant will be expected to take up the post on 1 April 2018, when the current ALMA Director completes his term.

The responsibilities of the ALMA Director include:
•    Direct the JAO, leading and managing operations in Chile, and working with and          coordinating the Executives’ off-site operations activities
• Prepare and execute an annual budget and long-range plan
• Participate in the promotion of ALMA and its science program
• Report to, and implement the decisions of, the ALMA Board
• Chair the Director’s Council, consisting of representatives of the Executives
• Allocate observing time
• Develop and maintain the vision and overall direction of the ALMA development program

Required experience:
• Extensive management experience at a senior level with a proven record of scientific leadership
• Strong awareness of the major areas of research and future developments in astronomy, emphasizing millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths
• Ability to communicate the scientific vision of the ALMA project to the various funding agencies and to the scientific community
• Sensitivity to the diverse cultures of the partners, with demonstrated excellent negotiation and influencing skills to take account of stakeholder concerns and interests and to promote contact and collaboration with key international partners
• Ability to lead by influence rather than using direct line management authority
• Capable of leading, supervising, coordinating and evaluating staff from diverse cultural backgrounds, while promoting a good team spirit
• Demonstrated flexibility to adapt quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements
• Excellent command of the English language is required; knowledge of Spanish is an asset.

The ALMA Director will be employed by either ESO or AUI/NRAO or NAOJ.  Each of these organizations offers attractive remuneration packages including a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and financial support in relocating families. The duty station is Santiago, Chile, and frequent travel to the ALMA observatory sites, other locations within Chile, and internationally is required.    The Director must be able to function at the altitudes of the observatory and support facility sites (5000-m and 3000-m respectively).

A search committee has been constituted by the ALMA Board to evaluate applications for the ALMA Director position, and to recommend a short list of candidates for Board consideration.  Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the names of three references who may be contacted about the qualifications of the candidate, to the Chair of the search committee Dr. David Silva at almasearchcommittee@gmail.com. The same email address should be used for any questions related to the position.

ESO, AUI/NRAO, and NAOJ are Equal Opportunity Employers. The post is equally open to suitably qualified female and male applicants.

All materials submitted electronically by 31st March 2017 will receive full consideration.