CITA Fellowships

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA)

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 www.cita.utoronto.ca and click “Opportunities”.

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

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: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

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

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: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

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.

 

NATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

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 (nata.ivanova@ualberta.ca / www.ualberta.ca/physics)

Lorne Nelson, Bishop’s University (lnelson@ubishops.ca)

University of British Columbia, Select Faculty (Contact: Gary Hinshaw, hinshaw@phas.ubc.ca / www.phas.ubc.ca/astronomy-astrophysics)

Alan Coley, Dalhousie University (aac@mathstat.dal.ca)

Andrew Cumming/Nick Cowan, McGill University (Contact: Kelly Lepo / kelly.lepo@mgcill.ca / msi.mcgill.ca)

Hugh Couchman/James Wadsley, McMaster University (wasdsley@mcmaster.ca / www.physics.mcmaster.ca)

Paul Charbonneau, Université de Montréal (paulchar@astro.umontreal.ca / www.phys.umontreal.ca)

Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université de Montréal (juliehl@ASTRO.UMontreal.CA / www.astro.umontreal.ca/x-tra)

Falk Herwig, University of Victoria (fherwig@uvic.ca / www.uvic.ca/arc)

Niayesh Afshordi, University of Waterloo (nafshordi@uwaterloo.ca / uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-and-gravitation)

Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta (rafernan@ualberta.ca / www.ualberta.ca/~rafernan)

Please submit nominations online: http://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/natfel

 

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