Postdoc position in Time Domain Astrophysics at Purdue University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University invites applications for a postdoctoral position to collaborate with Prof. Dan Milisavljevic on research topics connected with Time Domain Astrophysics.

The successful applicant will lead and be engaged in multiple active projects investigating the explosion mechanisms, progenitor stars, compact object remnants, and environmental impacts of core-collapse supernovae. Desirable skills include: familiarity with general techniques of UV/optical/IR imaging and spectroscopy; experience analyzing data from an array of space- and ground-based observatories (including HST, Chandra, VLA, Gemini, Magellan); expertise in data science or data visualization; and/or a background in theoretical simulations.

Purdue University has a strong astrophysics group and presently maintains partnerships with several major facilities including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the WIYN 3.5m telescope, VERITAS, and XENON1T. Purdue University is also a world leader in high performance scientific computing and data storage facilities.

The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The negotiable starting date is September 1, 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or equivalent, by the date of appointment. Salary is highly competitive, and candidates will be eligible for health benefits including major medical, vision, and life insurance. Purdue University’s benefit package is summarized at: The Faculty and Staff Handbook, which is updated annually, is also available online at​

All materials and inquiries should be sent by email to The application package must be submitted as a PDF and include a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and a statement explaining research interests and qualifications. Three letters of support should also accompany each application and be submitted directly by references with the applicant’s full name in the header.

Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, all application materials should be received no later than December 15, 2017.

Purdue University provides ample support and resources for career development, and is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.​

URL of posting:

TolTEC postdoc position at INAOE

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
(1 appointment, fixed term)
MXN$ ~280000 per annum (USD ~15000), tax free
The Department of Astrophysics at Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE, invites applications for a postdoctoral research assistant position in the area of millimeter astronomy to work on the CONACyT project led by Dr. Itziar Aretxaga entitled “Deep panoramic surveys at 1.1/1.4/2.1mm with the new polarimetric camera TolTEC”.

INAOE is the leading Mexican partner in the operation of the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT,, now in scientific operation. TolTEC (, the new imaging camera of the LMT is currently under development and is expected to be deployed to the telescope at the end of 2018.
A large fraction of the research undertaken by the assistant is expected to be based on data acquired with this facility. The candidate is expected to contribute in the planning of the public surveys approved and to contribute to the development of the analysis pipeline, as part of an international team of researchers from INAOE and other Mexican institutions, the universities of Massachusetts-Amherst, Michigan, Northwestern, Arizona State, Wisconsin and Cardiff and NIST. The public surveys of the LMT will include a set of embedded areas of the galactic and extragalactic sky to unprecedented depths and angular resolution (
The appointment is for 1 year commencing from January 2018, renewable to 1 extra year contingent on performance, and is based at INAOE, Tonantzintla, Pue., Mexico.
The successful candidate should have a PhD awarded within the previous 5 years in a relevant area of astronomy or astrophysics, and should have a demonstrated capacity for independent work. Desirable skills include proficiency in development of scientific coding preferably in C++ and python and experience with Data Mining and statistics, scientific interest in star formation, galaxy evolution or large scale structure of the Universe.
Applications must be written in English, and be emailed as PDF files to
before December 1st, and include:
– Cover letter addressed to Dr. Itziar Aretxaga
– Curriculum vitae, including current address, nationality, age, and date of PhD
– Description (max. 10 pages) of research interests
– Complete publication list, with a maximum of 5 papers particularly relevant to the application highlighted
– Full contact details of 3 professional references, and arrange for letters to be sent to the same address before the deadline.

Postdoc Positions in Galaxy Formation and Evolution with JWST

We invite applications for two postdoctoral positions to work with the 200-hour James Webb Space Telescope Guaranteed Time Observer extragalactic program of the JWST NIRISS Instrument Science Team. This campaign targets lensing clusters with multiple JWST instruments to study a range of topics in galaxy evolution. We expect that one position will be located at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, and the other at Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Research Council, in Victoria, Canada.

The JWST Near-IR Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) provides R~150 slitless grism spectroscopy over 1 to 2.5 microns for every object in a 2.2×2.2 sq arcmin field of view. Soon after JWST launch in early 2019 our NIRISS team will devote 200 hours of guaranteed observing time to the CANUCS program, whose primary component is NIRISS spatially-resolved spectroscopy of thousands of galaxies in fields lensed by massive intermediate-redshift galaxy clusters. This will produce maps of key physical quantities such as stellar populations, ionized gas, metallicity, dust, etc. This slitless spectroscopy program will be supported by extensive imaging and multi-slit spectroscopy with JWST’s NIRCam and NIRSpec instruments, and by existing multi-wavelength datasets. Key science possible with these data will range from studies of galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization, to those at the peak of cosmic star formation at z~1-3, to galaxy populations in massive z~0.5 clusters. For a brie
f description of the CANUCS GTO program, see:

The postdoctoral fellows will first contribute to the development of a comprehensive data simulation and reduction pipeline and will be subsequently involved in the scientific analysis of this exceptional dataset. There will be significant scope for defining and leading scientific investigations within this program. The fellows will also have time for independent research and will be able to apply for Canadian time on ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, Astrosat, JCMT, and JWST.

The appointments are expected to start in or around September 2018 and are expected to be for three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Experience with the analysis of optical/IR extragalactic data is essential, while experience with IR spectroscopy and/or data pipeline development will be considered an asset. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests and accomplishments, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to the email address below. The application material should ideally include a description of the scientific investigation(s) that the applicant would be interested in performing using the JWST GTO dataset.

The review of applications will begin on 15 December 2017. All materials should be sent electronically to and addressed to Drs. Marcin Sawicki and Chris Willott. Any inquiries about these positions may also be sent to the same address.

Research Associate (Limited Term) – Radio Polarimetry in University of Toronto

Job Number: 1701829

Description: The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Research Associate in Radio Polarimetry (Limited Term). The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal, subject to funding. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018.

The responsibilities will be as follows:

• 75%: the production of science-ready data products from new radio polarization surveys using the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS), the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), supervised by Prof Gaensler and in collaboration with the rest of the VLASS, CHIME and ASKAP teams.
• 25%: self-directed research in Galactic or extragalactic radio astronomy, in consultation with Prof Gaensler.

In all these activities, there is the expectation that the appointee will supervise the work of undergraduate and graduate students.

The Dunlap Institute pursues groundbreaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to instrumentation, data-driven science and observations, alongside a substantive commitment to outreach and training. The Dunlap Institute is co-located with and has strong ties to the University’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) and to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). These three units together host over 130 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observations, 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.

Qualifications: Education

PhD or equivalent certification in astrophysics, astronomy or physics

Required Experience

• Experience in radio polarization processing
• Advanced skills in radio interferometry, radio polarimetry, radio astronomy pipelines, and survey science
• A record of lead-author publications on Galactic or extragalactic radio astronomy in high-impact scientific journals
• Demonstrated excellence in scientific writing and scientific communication
• Demonstrated ability to work with students
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team

Preferred Experience

• At least one year of relevant postdoctoral experience
• Some understanding of radio astronomical instrumentation and polarization calibration.

Travel: Extended

Notes: Applicants should apply online at the link below and include a covering letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and the e-mail addresses of three referees by December 1, 2017. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Bryan Gaensler at

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.

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

Employee Group: Research Associate, Limited Term
Appointment Type: Grant – Term
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: R01 — Research Associates (Limited Term): $42,264 – $79,245
Job Field: Research Associate (Limited Term)
Job Closing: Dec 1, 2017

To apply:

Two Postdocs in Extragalactic Astrophysics and Data Science at U. Manitoba

Deadline: Dec 31, 2017
Contact: Prof. Christopher O’Dea, University of Manitoba,

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba has two (2) open post-doctoral positions in extragalactic multi-wavelength astrophysics with emphasis on active galactic nuclei and clusters of galaxies, and requiring skills and experience in either data science and/or data visualization. The candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Manitoba analyzing the data from the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) and collaborating with experts at the Universities of Toronto and Alberta, covering the domains of astrophysics, data science and scientific visualization. The positions will be 50% astrophysics research and 50% computer science.

The astrophysics research will consist of reduction and analysis of multi-wavelength (e.g., Chandra X-ray, Gemini and HST optical/infrared, ALMA and VLA radio) observations of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and Clusters of Galaxies with emphasis on the interaction of the AGN with its environment. This will be in collaboration with Profs. Stefi Baum and Chris O’Dea and will involve working with several undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to publish research results in the refereed journal literature.
The computer science component of the position is a joint project between research groups in Computer Science (Profs. Pourang Irani and Neil Bruce) and Astronomy (Profs. Chris O’Dea, Stefi Baum, Samar Safi-Harb, Jayanne English, and Dr. Gilles Ferrand). The science data products that will emerge from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will not be in a final state optimized for data analysis, and the data volumes will be so large that direct delivery to users will not be feasible. The SKA project therefore envisages an international collaborative alliance of inter-operating centres. A Canadian SKA Regional Centre would need to provide services
such as archiving, processing, user support and pipeline development. We are part of a large collaboration of Canadian Universities supported by a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant to develop a pilot virtual regional centre for radio astronomy, using data from VLASS, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), and the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP).
Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent in astrophysics with skills in computational and/or data sciences and software development; or, demonstrate the ability to acquire skills in these areas. Programming competence and fluency in written and spoken English are required. Experience in radio astronomy and/or multi-wavelength data analysis is highly desired.

Analysis tasks may include creation of a catalog of VLASS continuum data products, development of algorithms for multi-band data matching and source classification, and development of perception-based visualization schemes for large, multi-waveband data and products of data mining tools. The candidates will merge expertise from the fields of astrophysics with that of visual analytics, to combine human interaction via visual representations with machine learning, including dimensionality reduction and clustering. The candidate may also explore promising emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.
We offer:
* Full-time employment at University of Manitoba with a negotiable starting date but ideally April 1, 2018 or soon after for a period of 3 years.
* A competitive salary $40,000 to $60,000 CAD per year (with benefits) depending on qualifications and seniority.
* A budget allowing the postdoctoral fellow to hire and supervise co-op students, and travel to related scientific conferences.
* We invite applications from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the « Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ». Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
*Applications will be accepted until Dec 31, 2017

Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions at McGill University

Name: Kelly Lepo
Email address:
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 (

McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill

CITA National Fellowship at McGill University

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 (

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 (

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.


Applicants in the fields of astrophysics should also consider applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (see, Deadline November 30) and/or the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (see, 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 ( and the McGill Space Institute (MSI, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

• 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



Toutes les demandes d’emploi doivent être soumises en ligne: 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.

Téléphone : (613) 949-7685
Courriel :

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 :

– 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 ( 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 : 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 :

CITA Fellowships


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 and click « Opportunities ».



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:

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 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:

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.



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 ( /

Lorne Nelson, Bishop’s University (

University of British Columbia, Select Faculty (Contact: Gary Hinshaw, /

Alan Coley, Dalhousie University (

Andrew Cumming/Nick Cowan, McGill University (Contact: Kelly Lepo / /

Hugh Couchman/James Wadsley, McMaster University ( /

Paul Charbonneau, Université de Montréal ( /

Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université de Montréal (juliehl@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA /

Falk Herwig, University of Victoria ( /

Niayesh Afshordi, University of Waterloo ( /

Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta ( /

Please submit nominations online:



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


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.


– Doctorat en physique, avec spécialisation en astrophysique.
– Publications témoignant d’une contribution remarquable à la
– Aptitude marquée pour l’enseignement universitaire à tous les
– 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 :
– Maîtrise de la langue française à l’intérieur d’une période de
temps raisonnable*.


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

Entrée en fonction

Le ou après le 1er juin 2018.

Soumission de candidature

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

Les personnes intéressées trouveront plusieurs informations sur le
Département en consultant son site Web à l’adresse


* 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
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.