Postdoctoral Position in Galaxy Clusters and Galaxy Evolution

Due by January 9, 2015.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the areas of high-redshift galaxy clusters and galaxy evolution at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), University of Toronto. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Howard Yee and key team members (e.g., M. Balogh, U.Waterloo; A. Muzzin, Cambridge) on the analysis of high-redshift galaxy cluster observations from the GOREEN (Gemini Observations of Galaxies in Early Rich Environments) project.  GOGREEN is an ongoing Gemini Large Program which will obtain optical spectroscopy on hundreds of cluster members at z>1. The candidate is also expected to lead deep multi-band imaging observations to support this program. Additional scientific projects using data from the SpARCS and GCLASS surveys are also available, and the candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in related areas.  The position requires a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics. Expertise in optical/IR imaging and/or spectroscopic
data is required. The initial appointment is for two years, renewable for a third depending on performance.

The DAA has strong ties to the recently-found Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and CITA.  The successful candidate will have access to Canadian national facilities such as CFHT and Gemini on a competitive basis.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a CV, and a summary of research interests and accomplishments (3 pages maximum), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the above address, by January 9, 2015. Only electronic applications (in pdf files) are accepted.

McGill Space Institute Coordinator

Deadline is January 30, 2015.

McGill University has recently created the McGill Space Institute (msi.mcgill.ca) and requires a dynamic, outgoing individual to coordinate internal centre interactions and events, workshops, do administration including assistance with grant applications, reports and logistics, as well as organizing outreach events and initiatives for the McGill community and the general public.  The successful candidate with have a PhD in a field related to astrophysics, planetary science or astrobiology, and will be granted 25% of their time to work on research of direct relevance to cosmology, astrophysics, planetary science, or astrobiology.  Excellent communication skills are required; ability to communicate effectively in French is a strong asset.   Experience in outreach at all levels is also a strong asset. The position is for 2 years, with renewal by mutual agreement and contingent on funding.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please email a CV, a 1-page written statement of interest, and names and contact information of 3 references, bundled into a single pdf file, to: vkaspi@physics.mcgill.ca.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.

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

Post-doctoral position in astrophysics at the Université de Montréal

Please submit before April 1, 2015.

The Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ) is opening a post-doctoral position at the Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada). The CRAQ is a collaborative research centre whose members include astrophysicists from the Université de Montréal, the Université Laval, McGill University, and Bishop’s University. The candidates are expected to carry out original research in a field of astrophysics overlapping with the research interests of the permanent faculty at the Université de Montréal, which include stellar astrophysics, exoplanets, solar physics, blackholes, extragalactic astronomy, and astronomical instrumentation (see http://craq-astro.ca/index_en.php for further information). A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required.

Potential candidates with the required expertise are encouraged to apply, and should send before April 1st, 2015 their CV, research proposal, cover letter and contact details of two referees (including email addresses) to Dr. Pierre Bergeron (bergeron@astro.umontreal.ca). The successful candidate could start as early as September 1st, 2015 and no later than January 1st, 2016. The position is for two years, with a possible extension of one year.

2015 U of T Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Deadline for applications is 30 January 2015.

2015 U of T Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Astronomy & Astrophysics

The third annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students in Astronomy, Physics and Engineering to prepare for a career in scientific research.

Over the 16-week program, students will:

• Experience what a career in research is like by independently conducting a project related to on-going astronomical research at U of T
• Collaborate with U of T astronomers
• Enhance their computing skills
• Improve their research writing and communication skills
• Learn about research being conducted at U of T
• Have an opportunity to participate in U of T public outreach activities

Students will be funded by the program and will work with astronomers from the Dunlap Institute, the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics (DAA), or the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), depending on the student’s research interest, choice of institute, or choice of research project.

It is a unique opportunity to work within a group comprising three units with complementary expertise in observational research, astronomical instrumentation (Dunlap), and theoretical astrophysics (CITA).

The program runs from 4 May to 21 August, 2015.

The deadline for applications is 30 January, and the official offer date is 6 February.

For full details and to apply, visit:

www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/SURP
www.cita.utoronto.ca/SURP

www.dunlap.utoronto.ca
www.astro.utoronto.ca
www.cita.utoronto.ca

Faculty Position in Exoplanetary Science at McGill University

Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (www.mcgill.ca/eps) and the Department of Physics (www.physics.mcgill.ca) at McGill University invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning as early as September 2015 in the area of Exoplanetary Sciences. We encourage qualified individuals with relevant research interests in experimental, instrumentation, observational or theoretical aspects of exoplanetary sciences to apply.

This is the first of two faculty positions being created in support of the new McGill Space Institute, bringing together researchers in astrophysical, geological, atmospheric and astrobiological areas from multiple departments on campus. Existing complementary research strengths at McGill include early Universe cosmology, galaxy evolution and compact objects in the Department of Physics, as well as geology, astrobiology and atmospheric sciences in Earth and Planetary Science and other departments.

We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in research and the capacity for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be supported by a generous start-up package. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and a research plan. They should also arrange for three letters of reference. All of these materials should be uploaded to http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/FACULTY/

Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015, and continue until the position is filled. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

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