Faculty Position in Astronomy, University of Victoria

The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of astronomy and astrophysics. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2016.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, or related fields, and are expected to possess an exemplary, internationally recognized research record, with exceptional promise for future achievements, and a commitment to graduate and undergraduate education in physics and astronomy. Applicants with an outstanding record in an area of astronomy or astrophysics that will enhance and/or complement the strengths of the astronomy group, and a commitment to excellence in teaching that will enhance the Department’s programs, are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy (http://www.uvic.ca/science/physics/) consists of 22 faculty members with research interests in astronomy and astrophysics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics and ocean physics. The vibrant astronomy group, consisting of seven faculty members, benefits from close relations with the nearby NRC Herzberg facility and its staff, telescopes and instrumentation, and also has full access to all Canadian facilities. The newly formed Astronomy Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Victoria draws membership from the departmental Astronomy group, scientists at NRC Herzberg, and at the nearby TRIUMF laboratory. For more information on the research programs within ARC, see http://www.uvic.ca/arc/.

Applications comprising a CV (including a publication list, and summarizing any teaching experience), a statement of research interests and plans, and confidential letters from three referees should be sent by December 10, 2015, to:

Monica Lee-Bonar, Assistant to the Chair,
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Victoria,
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada
Email: phast@uvic.ca

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.
Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

CITA Postdoctoral Fellowship

L’ICAT est un centre national de recherche d’astrophysique théorique situé à l’Université de Toronto. L’Institut attend à offrir plusieurs postes de chercheurs postdoctoraux. La date d’entrée en fonction sera le 1 Septembre, 2016. Les postes incluent des fonds pour les frais de voyage et d’autres frais de recherche. Un doctorat dans une domaine d’astrophysique théorique est exigé. Les chercheurs postdoctoraux devront mener des recherches originales dans l’astrophysique théorique, sous la supervision des professeurs permanents qui maintiennent des intérêts dans: la cosmologie, la matière interstellaire, les galaxies, les planètes et leur formation, la physique solaire, l’astrophysique des hautes énergies, la relativité numérique et les ondes gravitationnelles.

S’il vous plaît posez votre candidature en ligne: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

Offre d’emploi complète: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/opportunities/post-docs

Nous acceptons seulement des soumissions électroniques. Les candidats devront soumettre un curriculum vitae, une déclaration d’intérêts de recherche, et trois lettres de recommandation. Le délai des soumissions et tous les lettres de recommandation est le 15 Novembre, 2015.

L’Université de Toronto est fortement engagée à la diversité dans sa communauté et accueille des demandes des membres de groupes minoritaires visibles, des femmes, des personnes Aborigènes, des personnes handicapées, les membres de groupes minoritaires sexuelles et d’autres qui peuvent contribuer à la diversification d’idées.

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 appointment in observational astrophysics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

We seek applicants in any area of observational astrophysics. 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 and other documents submitted for review. 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 A
strophysics that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline are assets. Evidence of excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online materials/lectures is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application.

The University of Toronto 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 range of observational facilities with guaranteed access to JWST and TMT upcoming.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified applicants are invited to apply online. To apply, please visit http://uoft.me/academicopportunities Job#1501012.  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 statement. All application materials should be submitted online by December 1, 2015.

Applicants should also request that at least three referees send letters directly via email to astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by December 1, 2015. Please ensure the candidate’s name is included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead and signed. Requests for more information can be directed in confidence to the same email address.
For further information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, please visit www.astro.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Tenure-Track Position in Observational Astrophysics at York University

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University in Toronto, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the field of observational astrophysics, to commence July 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates with a proven research record of planning, obtaining and analyzing observations to investigate profound questions about our Universe (enabled by facilities to which Canada is contributing, including the TMT, the JWST, and the SKA, and many wide-field survey facilities at all electromagnetic wavelengths) are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be positioned to participate in the scientific design and use of next-generation instrumentation and the planning of proposed future astronomical facilities, as well as to play a significant role in large national and international research projects and collaborations.

The successful candidate will develop a strong, externally funded research program, show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and play an active role in York’s highly successful astronomy outreach initiatives. Applicants must have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy along with relevant postdoctoral experience and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Observational astronomers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy focus on active galactic nuclei, supernovae, exoplanets, and the evolution of galaxies and their constituents. Theoreticians focus on dark matter, early Universe cosmology, general relativity, and the analysis of measurements of the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure. The development of synergies between theory and observation is highly valued in the Department. Further information about the Department and the University can be found at http://www.physics.yorku.ca.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. To guarantee full consideration, applications should be received before Dec. 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a CV, a three-page summary of key research contributions and outline of research plans, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and should arrange for three signed letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. All materials should be submitted electronically throughhttps://academicjobsonline.org/.

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.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Marlene Caplan (marlene@yorku.ca).

Spécialiste en informatique

CNRC Herzberg, Astronomie et astrophysique
Victoria – Colombie-Britannique
ACR, Anglais
Il s’agit d’un poste d’une durée déterminée de 3 ans.
Les affectations et les détachements peuvent être considérés selon les politiques du CNRC.
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Votre défi

Contribuez à donner vie à la recherche et faites progresser votre carrière au sein du Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC), le principal organisme de recherche et de technologie au Canada.
Nous sommes à la recherche d’une personne dynamique et compétente pour occuper le poste de spécialiste en informatique pour appuyer le programme Herzberg, Astronomie et astrophysique du CNRC. La personne choisie doit partager nos valeurs fondamentales relatives à l’impact, à la responsabilité, au leadership, à l’intégrité et à la collaboration.
Le Centre canadien de données astronomiques (CCDA) est une équipe interdisciplinaire composée d’environ 20 scientifiques, ingénieurs en logiciels et membres du personnel des opérations. Il a mis au point un ensemble d’outils et de services perfectionnés afin d’appuyer et d’améliorer les travaux de recherche des astronomes du Canada (et de l’étranger). Il continue d’élargir son rôle en collaborant avec le Canadian Advanced Network For Astronomical Research (CANFAR) et Calcul Canada afin d’intégrer les technologies de l’infonuagique et du stockage en nuage à ses services.
Sous la direction du Chef de groupe, Astronomie Optique (CCDA), la personne retenue fournira un soutien scientifique et informatique aux chercheurs au moyen de la plateforme CANFAR. Elle analysera le déroulement du travail et proposera des façons d’utiliser au mieux les services du CANFAR et du CCDA, ainsi que les problèmes liés aux services du CANFAR et de Calcul Canada, et travaillera avec diverses équipes afin de trouver des solutions et, au besoin, de les mettre en œuvre.
En outre, elle appuiera la migration des services du CCDA et du CANFAR vers l’infrastructure de Calcul Canada. À cet égard, elle agira à titre d’agente de liaison technique entre le personnel des opérations et les réalisateurs de logiciels du CCDA et du CANFAR et le personnel de soutien de Calcul Canada. Pour ce faire, elle devra comprendre de façon approfondie les services du CCDA et du CANFAR et recommander les solutions techniques de Calcul Canada qui répondent à leurs besoins.
Ce travail requiert une compréhension spécialisée des processus de recherche en astronomie, des données et des logiciels, une connaissance de la plateforme OpenStack et des technologies connexes de traitement et d’informatique en nuage, ainsi que la capacité de recueillir et de rédiger des documents clairs de planification et d’exigences. Compte tenu de l’étroite collaboration avec d’importants groupes scientifiques, il y aura des occasions de faire une contribution scientifique au sein de ces équipes.

Critères de présélection
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 présélection suivants.
Études
Doctorat en astronomie ou en astrophysique.
Expérience
Expérience de travail dans une équipe multidisciplinaire fournissant du soutien à des chercheurs en astronomie, particulièrement en ce qui concerne l’informatique de recherche.
Expérience de prestation d’appui aux utilisateurs et au système dans un milieu informatique technique ou de recherche.
Expérience avec une gamme de technologies de virtualisation et d’infrastructure comme service (IaaS).
Expérience appréciable de la configuration et de l’administration de systèmes utilisant Linux.
Expérience de l’élaboration de logiciels au moyen de Python, du séquençage de commandes en langage naturel [shell scripting], de C/C++ ou de Java, ainsi que de bases de données.
Expérience pratique d’une vaste gamme de trousses et de langages utilisés en astronomie.
Publication de recherches nouvelles dans des publications à comité de lecture nécessaire pour faire la preuve de l’expérience.
Atouts
• Expérience de la programmation d’applications de bases de données.
• Expérience de la gestion de l’orchestration et de la configuration de systèmes.
• Expérience de l’élaboration d’exigences relatives aux sciences et aux logiciels ou en élaboration de logiciels en équipe avec des intervenants externes.
Équivalence
La candidature de personnes possédant une combinaison de grade supérieur dans un domaine connexe et d’expérience pertinente en astronomie ou en astrophysique pourrait être prise en considération.
Exigences linguistiques
Anglais
Critères d’évaluation
Les candidat(e)s seront évalué(e)s selon les critères suivants :
Compétences techniques
Connaissance avancée des techniques actuelles d’observation et des techniques connexes de dépouillement des données.
Connaissance spécialisée des processus de recherche en astronomie ou en astrophysique.
Bonne connaissance des éléments d’OpenStack et des outils des clients.
Connaissance des technologies de virtualisation et d’IaaS autres qu’OpenStack.
Connaissance approfondie de l’élaboration de logiciels à l’aide de Python et des langages de séquençage de commandes [shell scripting], de C/C++ ou de Java, ainsi que des bases de données.
Connaissance avancée des outils et des trousses de logiciels en astronomie.
Connaissance approfondie de HTCondor.
Connaissance pratique approfondie de l’analyse statistique.
Capacités manifestes de trouver des solutions novatrices à des problèmes de traitement en astronomie.
Capacités manifestes de produire efficacement des documents techniques clairs, bien structurés et bien écrits.
Capacité d’expliquer les méthodologies d’analyse des données astronomiques à des non-astronomes.
Atout: Connaissance des objectifs de base et des protocoles de l’Observatoire virtuel.
Compétences comportementales
Pensée créatrice (Niveau 3)
Travail en équipe (Niveau 2)
Communication (Niveau 2)
Orientation vers les résultats (Niveau 2)
En ce qui concerne ce poste, le CNRC évaluera les candidat(e)s selon le(s) profil(s) des compétences suivant(s) :
Recherche

Tous les profils de compétences.

Échelle de traitement
Ce poste appartient à la catégorie Agent du Conseil de recherches (ACR). Ce groupe, unique au CNRC, a recours à un système de classification axé sur la personne au lieu du système courant de classification axée sur les tâches. Cela signifie que les titulaires de ces postes sont rémunérés en fonction de leurs compétences ainsi que des résultats obtenus et des impacts engendrés dans le cadre de leur expérience de travail précédente. L’éventail des salaires de ce groupe est large, de 49 670 $ à 140 418 $ par année, ce qui permet aux employés de tous les niveaux, qu’ils soient nouveaux diplômés, spécialistes de réputation mondiale ou de tout autre niveau intermédiaire, d’être rémunérés de façon juste en fonction de leurs contributions.
Conditions d’emploi
Cote de fiabilité
Réinstallation
L’aide à la réinstallation sera déterminée conformément à la directive sur la réinstallation du CNRC.
Remarques
Une liste d’admissibilité pourrait être établie pour des postes semblables.
Quelques déplacements à l’extérieur pourraient être requis.
Ce poste est annoncé à l’interne et à l’externe simultanément. On accordera cependant la priorité aux candidats internes du CNRC.
Afin d’assurer un processus de traitement des demandes rapide et efficace, nous encourageons les candidat(e)s à fournir, avec leur curriculum vitae, une lettre d’accompagnement expliquant en détail comment ils (elles) répondent à chaque critère de ce poste (études, expérience, exigences linguistiques) en donnant des exemples concrets. De plus, les candidat(e)s sont invité(e)s à décrire en détail quand, où et comment ils (elles) ont obtenu leur expérience.
La description du poste est disponible sur demande.
Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui postuleront, mais nous ne communiquerons qu’avec celles retenues.
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.
Date limite de réception des demandes
Affiché jusqu’à comblé.
Procédures pour les demandes d’emploi :
Veuillez suivre attentivement ces instructions afin d’assurer un traitement efficace de votre demande d’emploi :
Votre curriculum vitae doit être soumis par courriel en vous servant du bouton « Envoyer votre CV ». S’il vous plait ne pas modifier la ligne « objet » du courriel, et assurez-vous de répondre à toutes les questions inscrites au préalable dans le courriel. Vous recevrez une confirmation de votre demande d’emploi sous peu.
Le CNRC est un employeur qui valorise la diversité de la main-d’oeuvre.
Des mesures d’aménagement sont disponibles pour tout(e) candidat(e) dont le nom est retenu pour évaluation subséquente.
PERSONNE RESSOURCE:
Téléphone : 613-991-2024
Courriel : NRC.ExtHiring-EmbaucheExt.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Project Manager for Fast Radio Burst and Pulsar Instrument on the CHIME Radio Telescope

Academic Associate, Department of Physics, McGill University

CHIME is a novel radio telescope consisting of 4 20×100 m2 cylindrical reflectors that have no moving parts, with an array of radio receivers along the focus, all fed into a massive correlator. CHIME will observe in the 400-800 MHz band over half the sky each day as the Earth turns. CHIME was designed for cosmological measurements. CHIME will also be an excellent detector of radio pulsars and of the newly recognized phenomenon of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). CHIME is currently under construction in Penticton, British Columbia and first light is expected in 2016.

CHIME/FRB/pulsar project is seeking an experienced Project Manager, ideally a radio astronomer with project execution and/or management experience, to be based at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The Project Manager will help develop the CHIME FRB/pulsar search backend, which will detect FRBs in the CHIME field-of-view in real time at a rate of at least several per day. The FRB search backend will consist of a custom, dedicated computer cluster that takes in data provided by the CHIME cosmology correlator. This position is a contract position for two years commencing Fall 2015, with an automatic review performed after one year. The salary will be commensurate with experience, $70,000 – $80,000 per annum.

The successful candidate must possess strong management and technical skills, and have experience in fast-track development. This individual will oversee the project using planning, monitoring and controlling management tools. The Project Manager, working closely with the Principal Investigator and the rest of the CHIME/FRB team, will be responsible for coordination and completion of the project and to this end will perform a variety of tasks including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring and summarizing progress of the project. The Project Manager will report to the Principal Investigator.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities
Manages day-to-day operational aspects of project
Assists in procurement processes at McGill, UBC and U. Toronto
Organizes external reviews
Prepares and presents project reviews / projections to the PI and CHIME/FRB Steering Committee
Manages project budget
Maintains membership and email lists
Conducts regular status and project meetings with the team
Resolves conflicts or escalate issues tactfully and in a timely fashion
Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices
Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
Assists in mentoring of students and postdocs
Assists in writing of scholarly journal articles
Professional Qualifications & Required Skills

MSc or PhD in relevant field
Knowledge of radio astronomy techniques and instrumentation
Knowledge of radio astronomical science, particular fast transients and/or compact objects a plus
Knowledge of distributed computing
Knowledge of digital signal processing
Ability to understand the technology being used without necessarily being an expert
Facility with project management tools
Understand cost-to-completion projections
Ability to facilitate team and stakeholders meetings effectively
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Delivery of engaging, informative, well organized presentations

Special Requirements:

Travel will be required to effectively utilize the CHIME observing site at Penticton, BC, and to interface with CHIME team members at other institutions, and with suppliers.
Application procedure: Please send CV and expository cover letter describing relevant experience and why this position is of interest. Also provide names and contact information for 3 potential references. All application materials should be combined into a single pdf and emailed to Prof. Victoria Kaspi, vkaspi@physics.mcgill.ca, with subject line “Application for CHIME/FRB/pulsar Project Manager”. Skype interviews will be conducted for applicants with promising credentials. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Tier 1 CRC at Saint Mary’s University

Tier I Canada Research Chair – Astronomy

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Astronomy and Physics invites applications from researchers in any area of astronomy and astrophysics to be the University’s nominee for our Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Astronomy. The successful candidate will be nominated by the University to the CRC Secretariat and, if approved, will be appointed as a regular faculty member to a tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The CRC Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian Universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Tier I CRCs are awarded to individuals who are outstanding researchers in their fields, acknowledged as world leaders (see www.chairs.gc.ca for details). The University has identified astronomy, computational sciences, and subatomic physics as one of its five major research themes. More details may be found at http://www.smu.ca/webfiles/SRP-Senateappro
ved.pdf. Saint Mary’s University recognizes the long and continuing record of excellence from the Department in this area of research and accordingly has allocated astronomy researchers two CRCs (this position and a Tier II Chair, already occupied).

The Department is the regional centre for astronomy in Atlantic Canada, and consists of ten faculty members, all with active research efforts in observational astronomy, theoretical and computational astrophysics, and experimental subatomic physics. The Department offers both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy, as well as undergraduate physics and astrophysics programs. The University also hosts the Institute for Computational Astrophysics (ICA). The ICA is an institute promoting computational astrophysics in the broadest possible terms; tackling complex astrophysical phenomena through numerical simulation, and advancing discoveries utilizing “big data” from large multinational observational facilities. The Tier I CRC candidate may be considered for directorship of the ICA. Observers in the Department are active participants in Astro-H, JWST, and users of many international observatories. ICA members are active in the local HPC consortium, ACEnet, as well as Compute Can
ada, while the subatomic physicists are frequent users of TRIUMF, Jefferson Lab, and other world facilities. For a more complete account of departmental activities, see www.ap.smu.ca.

Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. A public university with over 7,000 students, Saint Mary’s University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The university is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. The University has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with over 250 full-time faculty involved in innovative teaching, research and service. Interdisciplinary studies are a prominent feature and strength of the University. For information about the University a
nd the Faculty of Science, please see our website at http://science.smu.ca/.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The search committee will begin considering applications on August 17th, 2015. Interviews of short-listed candidates will commence in September. Please submit your C.V. along with a statement of research interests, a research proposal (maximum of five pages) for the purpose of the CRC nomination, a teaching dossier, and the names and addresses of four referees to:

Chair, Search Committee – Tier I CRC
Department of Astronomy and Physics
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3
Fax: (902) 496-8218
Web: www.ap.smu.ca
Email: CRCsearch@ap.smu.ca

Research Associate in Radio Astronomy (104-15-0056)

November 2nd 2015 deadline.

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 dynamic Research Associate to support the Radio Astronomy team within the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (HAA) portfolio. You are someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astronomy or astrophysics who is highly motivated to exploit facilities administered by NRC for Canadian astronomers and contributes to projects underway at NRC Herzberg. We are particularly seeking a candidate with research interests in one or more of the following areas:
• The study of magnetic fields in the Milky Way Galaxy through radio-polarimetric observations or via Zeeman splitting
• Wide-field radio continuum surveys with an emphasis on polarization imaging
• Observations of nearby galaxies
• Transient and highly variable sources, including Pulsars
• Observational Cosmology.

The successful candidate will be expected to make use of radio facilities at DRAO, the Synthesis Telescope and the John A. Galt Telescope, as well as many others around the world, such as the Jansky VLA, ALMA, GBT, CHIME, ATCA, Arecibo, LOFAR, MWA, and the SKA precursors ASKAP and MeerKAT.

The successful candidate is expected to work independently and perform original research as well as work in collaboration with NRC Herzberg staff members associated with projects most relevant to his or her area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate is expected to actively engage with the Canadian astronomy community in support of community use of Canada’s astronomy facilities. The candidate will be expected to organize the DRAO seminar series.

The work is performed in a stimulating, collegial environment. The Research Associate will have access to the astronomical facilities operated by NRC, as well as to other facilities with open competition.

Candidates with strong instrumentation backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please note that a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a research proposal no longer than 3 pages must be attached to your online application. If at all possible, the proposal should highlight areas that are relevant to one or more of the research areas listed above. In addition, please have at least two letters of reference sent by email in confidence to NRC.ExtHiring-EmbaucheExt.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca by the November 2nd 2015 deadline quoting #104-15-0056 in the subject line. Unique to this RA competition, transcripts and copies of degrees will only be required to be submitted at the offer stage. For background information on the RA program, please go to: http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/PostbyCity_F.

Education:

As part of the RA Program you must have received your Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.

Experience:

Five years or less experience in astrophysics beyond the Ph.D.

Experience in conducting original scientific research in radio astrophysics, demonstrated by published papers in the refereed scientific literature.

Experience with radio interferometry/aperture synthesis and/or single dish techniques.

Experience with instrumentation would be considered an asset.

Preference will be given to those with research interests related to SKA key science projects.

Language Requirements:

English

Salary Range:

The Research Associate Program is unique to the NRC. It falls under the RO/RCO classification system which uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience.

From $49,670 to $140,418 per annum.

 

Special Instructions: Only applications received on our website will be accepted.  Please visit http://careers-carrieres.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/careers/jobpost.nsf/postbycity_e to submit your résumé.

 

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Bishop’s University

Les candidatures seront évaluées à partir du 15 septembre 2015.

L’Université Bishop’s, située à Sherbrooke, au Québec, sollicite des candidatures pour un poste de Chaire de recherche du Canada de niveau 2. Domaines de recherche possibles: cosmologie, physique des astroparticules, systèmes binaires en interaction, objets compacts, planètes extra-solaires, gravités classique et quantique et leur interface avec la physique mathématique (www.ubishops.ca/star).

Le programme des chaires de recherche du Canada  a été mis sur pied par le gouvernement du Canada afin de renforcer la capacité de recherche des universités canadiennes. Les candidates et les candidats pour ce poste doivent détenir un doctorat (ou  l’équivalent), posséder un profil de recherche exceptionnel dans un des domaines proposés, être admissibles à des subventions de recherche externes et faire preuve d’un grand potentiel pour devenir un chercheur émergent de calibre mondial. La tâche d’enseignement compte  deux cours de trois crédits chacun, d’une durée d’un semestre, par année universitaire. De solides compétences pédagogiques sont donc un atout, tout comme  le bilinguisme ou le multilinguisme.

Les chaires de niveau 2 sont destinées uniquement aux candidats qui, au moment de la mise en candidature, ont obtenu leur diplôme le plus avancé moins de 10 ans auparavant. Quand un candidat a dû interrompre sa carrière de chercheur en raison notamment d’un congé de maternité ou d’un congé parental , d’un congé de maladie prolongé, d’une formation clinique ou de soins à un membre de la famille, il est possible d’avoir recours au processus de justification des chaires de niveau 2  pour faire examiner l’admissibilité du candidat. Veuillez contacter le Service de la recherche de l’Université Bishop’s pour tous les détails concernant les conditions d’admissibilité et vous référez au site web des CRC pour plus d’information au sujet du programme et de ses critères d’admissibilité (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-fra.aspx#s3).

Les chaires de recherche du Canada de niveau 2 sont d’une durée de cinq ans, renouvelable une fois, avec l’approbation du programme des CRC.

L’Université Bishop’s valorise la diversité au sein de sa communauté et invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à postuler, en particulier les femmes, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les membres de minorités visibles et ethniques. Tout individu qualifié est invité à poser sa candidature; toutefois, la priorité sera accordée aux Canadiennes et Canadiens et aux résidents permanents. Ces derniers devraient indiquer leur statut de citoyenneté dans leur dossier de candidature. L’Université Bishop’s est un employeur souscrivant au principe de l’égalité d’accès à l’emploi.

Les dossiers de candidature, qui doivent inclure une lettre de présentation, un curriculum vitae, une description détaillée des réalisations en recherche et du programme de recherche envisagé, une preuve d’excellence en enseignement et les noms et les coordonnées d’au moins trois répondants, doivent être acheminés par courriel à Sylvie Côté, Directrice du Service de la recherche (scote@ubishops.ca).

Les candidatures seront évaluées à partir du 15 septembre 2015 et seront acceptées jusqu’à ce qu’une personne soit sélectionnée. Idéalement, cette personne soumettra un dossier de candidature au programme des CRC en avril 2016. Date d’entrée en fonction à négocier. Pour plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec Miles Turnbull, vice-principal académique et responsable de la recherche, ou consulter le site web des CRC
(http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-fra.aspx).

Staff Scientist – Planetarium & Space Place

Deadline for applications is March 26, 2015.

Staff Scientist for the Planetarium and Space Place
Share your passion for science through exhibits, shows, and programs!

As the Staff Scientist in the Planetarium and Space Place at Science North, you will have a unique opportunity to engage and inspire people of all ages with the science and beauty of our universe. In the Planetarium you will develop and present live shows and programs using the Digistar-5 full dome digital theatre system. In Space Place you will use your science communication skills to develop new science exhibits and programs. Your enthusiasm and leadership will inspire and develop your team of staff and volunteers. Your passion for science will engage school children, teens, and adults with interactive science experiences.

This is a unique career opportunity to share your knowledge and to ignite a passion for science in others. No day is ever the same in this diverse and fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will:
• have a degree in astronomy, astrophysics, physics, or a related applied science;
• have strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills and an ability to multi-task;
• be fluent in both spoken and written English and spoken French;
• be comfortable engaging the public in person, through social media, and through traditional media; and
• work full-time hours with evening and weekend work on a rotational basis.

Job duties:
• Initiate, develop, and implement new exhibits, programs, and shows
• Lead a team of staff and volunteers who interpret science and engage visitors in programs and activities
• Manage exhibit and program budgets
• Identify emerging trends in astronomy and physics, changes in curriculum, innovative ideas and new discoveries for inclusion in programming
• Lead Science North star parties and other special events.

This is a long-term position supported by an excellent compensation package:
• Starting at $42,600
• Annual performance and merit increase consideration
• Participation in the Science North Employee Incentive Plan
• Comprehensive group benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life/travel insurance, short and long term disability coverage
• Pension plan following one year or opportunity for continued participation in Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan
• Professional development opportunities
• Free or discounted admission to partner attractions outside Sudbury, Science North facilities and program discounts, fitness membership contribution
• Minimum 3 weeks vacation with incremental entitlements of one week after 8 and 15 yrs of service

Interested applicants are asked to apply on line at sciencenorth.ca/employment quoting Job Number 1-015. Deadline for applications is March 26, 2015. Science North is committed to an inclusive workplace and invites applications from all qualified individuals to join our diverse team. We thank all interested candidates; only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Science North is a registered charity.
Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario.