Astronomer (Research Officer), National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory

Astronomer (Research Officer), National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2E7
CANADA
Fax: (613) 990-1286
Telephone: (613) 949-7685
E-mail enquiries: HRQuestionsRH_CG1@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
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Further information on NRC Herzberg can be found at http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/rd/nsi/index.html
Information on NRC Herzberg staff and their research interests is available at http://bit.ly/2aoT8tf

The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics portfolio of the National Research Council (NRC) is looking for a vibrant and dynamic Astronomer to support our Millimetre Astronomy Group (MAG). The Astronomer would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration. The MAG provides operational and scientific support to the astronomical community for research using ALMA as part of the North American ALMA Regional Center (ARC). The successful candidate will be an outstanding scientist in astronomy/astrophysics who is highly motivated to provide advanced support to scientific users of ALMA in the context of NRC’s support of that facility and contribute to forefront research projects, in particular those conducted using astronomical facilities supported by NRC.

This hiring is a continuing staff scientist position with all the associated benefits, including paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, accruable pension contributions and others. In addition to highly competitive benefits and salary, the Astronomer will receive support for observing and conference travel, page charges, and access to professionally managed computation infrastructure and resources. This position is tenable at Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) in Victoria, BC, Canada.

The primary purpose of this position is the provision of scientific leadership and support for the design, implementation, operation, and continuing development of advanced data processing and analysis software technologies for ALMA science data users through the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR), in collaboration with NRC’s Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC). This includes the identification and analysis of system and user requirements for processing and imaging ALMA proprietary and public archival data, support for implementation, prototyping, and system testing and verification. The position will support the scientific users of the processing system and participate in the development of new processing capabilities, methods, and tools.

The successful candidate will:

• Analyze and identify client and system requirements for processing and imaging ALMA proprietary and public archival data using ALMA processing tools and pipelines implemented on the CANFAR platform.

• Work with developers to plan the related project proposals, and participate in the prototyping and implementation of the processing system. Take the lead in testing, verifying, and documenting the performance of the system.

• Support clients of the processing facilities through the writing and distribution of user documentation, FAQs, cookbooks, helpdesk participation, and face-to-face assistance, as appropriate.

• Assist with maintaining the system to preserve its functionality as the CANFAR platform and ALMA science software and processing methods/heuristics evolve. Identify and participate in the development of new facilities, infrastructure, and tools.

• Provide scientific expertise and act as a technical resource for internal stakeholders (NRC Herzberg’s programs) and for external stakeholders (the Canadian astronomical community and the North American ALMA partnership) through participation in the activities of the ALMA science support team in Victoria.

• Lead the exploration of options and initiatives to extend the CANFAR-based ALMA processing system into related areas of radio/(sub)millimetre science data processing (e.g. JVLA, SKA).

• Advance NRC expertise in the field of radio/(sub)millimetre astronomical research through the identification, championing, and completion of research projects (including publication in the international refereed literature) that are significant additions to the existing body of knowledge, using the facilities available to Canadian scientists and in particular those supported by NRC.

Applicants must have acquired a Ph.D. in astronomy/astrophysics and have significant relevant experience beyond the Ph.D. Applications should be made by 28 November 2016 via the process described at the URL provided.

NRC is an equal opportunity employer.
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CITA Postdoctoral Fellowship

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CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics located at the University of Toronto. The Institute expects to offer several postdoctoral fellowships of three years. The starting date will be September 1, 2017. Funds will be available for travel and other research expenses. A Ph.D. 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, solar physics, high energy astrophysics, numerical relativity and gravitational waves.

Please apply online at: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf
Full job ad: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/opportunities/post-docs

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, 2016.

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.

Plaskett Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research Associate), NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL of CANADA (NRC)

Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2E7
CANADA
Fax : (613) 990-1286
Telephone: (613) 949-7685
E-mail enquiries: HRQuestionsRH_CG1@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

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Further information on NRC Herzberg can be found here.
Information on the staff and their research interests is available here.
More information on the Fellowship is available here.
Desired starting date: September 2017

The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics portfolio of the National Research Council (NRC) is pleased to announce the 2016 competition for a Plaskett Postdoctoral Fellowship (Research Associate) position tenable at Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) in Victoria, BC, Canada. The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astronomy/astrophysics who is highly motivated to exploit astronomical facilities administered by NRC and contribute to forefront research projects conducted using those facilities.
This hiring is at the postdoctoral level, but at NRC Canada, this is in effectively a term staff scientist position with all the associated benefits, including paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, accruable pension contributions and others.
We are particularly interested in a candidate who will contribute to one or more of the following research areas:
• Exoplanets and debris disks (direct detection, planetary atmospheres, dynamical evolution, collisional evolution, composition), utilizing Gemini, ALMA, HST, JWST and/or exploitation of existing large survey data from Kepler, Spitzer, Herschel, WISE and other missions. Participation in the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) Exoplanet Survey, which has both exoplanet and disk components, is a possibility. GPI is also available for PI projects through the general time allocation process.
• Outer solar system bodies (accretion processes, size-frequency distributions, surface properties, orbital dynamics, binaries, space-craft exploration), utilizing CFHT, Gemini, ALMA, HST, Subaru, and the New Horizons spacecraft with possible participation in the Outer Solar System Origins Survey (OSSOS).
• Star or planet formation processes (protostellar evolution, cluster formation, circumstellar disks, super-star clusters in external galaxies), utilizing ALMA, the Jansky VLA, or other facilities, and leveraging results from Herschel, Spitzer, or JCMT legacy programs (e.g., the JCMT Gould Belt Survey).
• Photometric and spectroscopic studies of the structure and stellar content of the Milky Way, Local Group, and other nearby galaxies, including all areas of research associated with the broad field of near-field cosmology.
• Multi-wavelength investigations of galaxies and clusters, including studies of galaxy distances, dynamics, and structural properties; super-massive black holes and galactic nuclei; and star clusters and star formation at UV, optical, IR and sub-mm wavelengths.
• Cosmological evolution of galaxies including physical processes such as accretion, outflow, feedback, metal enrichment, star formation, super-massive black hole growth, mergers, and strong lensing.
Candidates should have an observational background or an interest in constraining theories with observations.
The successful candidate will:
• Conduct original research independently and in collaboration with NRC Herzberg staff members associated with the projects that are most relevant to the fellow’s area of expertise.
• Contribute to the scientific exploitation of NRC Herzberg’s projects, particularly, but not limited to, those that utilize the astronomical facilities and infrastructure administered by NRC Herzberg, such as ALMA, CFHT, and the Gemini Observatory.
• Engage with the astronomical community to advance NRC Herzberg’s mandate to provide astronomical facilities and services to Canadian researchers. In particular, NRC Herzberg is a leading developer of instrumentation for current and future ground- and space-based telescopes (e.g., ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, JWST, MSE, SKA, and TMT) and provides scientific data preservation, distribution, and analysis services. NRC Herzberg also hosts CADC, which is home to the CANFAR cloud computing network, and extensive data archives (including those for DAO, CFHT, CGPS, Gemini, HST, JCMT).
• Share with other postdoctoral research associates the organization of the NRC Herzberg weekly seminar series which runs from September to April.
The initial appointment is of two years duration, which may be extended for one further year (subject to performance and availability of funds). In addition to highly competitive benefits and salary, the Plaskett Fellow will receive support for observing and conference travel, page charges, and access to professionally managed computation infrastructure and resources.
Applicants must have acquired their Ph.D. within the last five years or expect to obtain their degree before taking up the position. Applications should be made by 15 November 2016 via the process described at the URL provided.
NRC is an equal opportunity employer.
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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Email Submission Address: fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca
Attention To: Prof Bryan Gaensler, Director
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada

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

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 1, 2016

Related URLs:
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics: dunlap.utoronto.ca
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics: astro.utoronto.ca
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics: cita.utoronto.ca
Center for Planetary Sciences: cps.utoronto.ca
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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 Center 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. Exceptional candidates in instrumentation, software, or observation are encouraged to apply. Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional 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 a flexible and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal 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).

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 $68000 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, 2017. Applicants should send a cover letter including a summary of their research program not to exceed 300 words, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a statement of research interests not to exceed 3 pages, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to fellowships@dunlap.utoronto.ca by November 1, 2016.

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.