Postdoctoral Research Position in Observational Astrophysics, Universite de Montreal (Deadline January 31, 2014)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within the Extragalactic Research Group at the Université de Montréal, to work with Professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo.

The successful candidate will work on topics broadly related to black hole feedback in massive galaxies, groups and clusters, as well as the physics of compact objects. He or she will have access to data taken with the new JVLA, the GMRT, Chandra and XMM-Newton.

Applicants must have a PhD in astronomy or a related field. Experience with radio observations is strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will receive mentoring and networking opportunities that include advising undergraduates, traveling to conferences and to visit collaborators at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of New Mexico. The Université de Montréal is also part of the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec (CRAQ), a partnership between the Université de Montréal, the Université Laval and McGill University. The successful candidate will have access to these resources.

Applicants should e-mail a single PDF to juliehl@astro.umontreal.ca by January 31, 2014 containing:
1. A cover letter explaining his or her interest and qualifications for the position (1 page).
2. A brief statement of past research and future aims (2 pages or less).
3. A CV, including a publications list.
Please also arrange for 2 letters of reference to be e-mailed to juliehl@astro.umontreal.ca by January 31, 2014.

The starting date is Fall 2014, with an earlier start possible. The appointment is for two years, with a third year contingent on performance and funding.

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