Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream: Astronomy – Planetary Science

The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science and Technology Studies at York University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Astronomy – Planetary Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. For a complete job description and application details, visit webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=1988. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer. The AA Program can be found on York’s website at acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or a copy can be obtained by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. The application deadline is Monday November 4, 2019.

Research Associate (Plaskett Fellowship)

Research Associate (Plaskett Fellowship)
National Research Council of Canada
City: Victoria
Organizational Unit: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Classification: RO
Tenure: Term
Duration: 2 years with possibility of extension
Language Requirements: English

The NRC Advantage
GREAT MINDS. ONE GOAL. CANADA’S SUCCESS.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a dynamic postdoctoral Research Associate to work within one or more of the multiple areas of astronomy research within the NRC’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (NRC-HAA). The chosen candidate will be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astrophysics or another closely related discipline who is highly motivated to engage in scientific projects at the NRC’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (NRC-HAA). Plaskett Fellows undertake leading-edge research activities in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. The successful candidate will:
•Conduct original research independently and in collaboration with NRC-HAA staff members.
•Contribute to the scientific exploitation of NRC-HAA resources, particularly, but not limited to, the expertise of scientific and technical staff, and the astronomical facilities and infrastructure administered by NRC-HAA such as: ALMA, CFHT, the Gemini Observatory, the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC), and the instrumentation labs.
•Engage with the astronomical community to advance Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics mandate to provide astronomical facilities and services to Canadian researchers. NRC-HAA is a leading developer of instrumentation for current and future ground- and space-based telescopes (e.g., ALMA, CFHT, Gemini, JWST, MSE, SKA, TMT). The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre also hosts the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC), which provides scientific data preservation, distribution, and analysis services to the community. The CADC is also home to the Canadian Virtual Observatory, the CANFAR cloud computing network, and extensive data archives (including those for CFHT, CGPS, HST, and JCMT).
•Share with other postdoctoral research associates the organization of the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics weekly seminars, which run from September to April.

For background information on the Plaskett fellowship program, please go to: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/careers/plaskett-fellowship.
Information on the staff and their research interests is available at http://astroherzberg.org.

Screening Criteria
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

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

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs/information-candidates/degree-equivalency.html

Experience
•Five years or less experience in astronomical or astrophysical research beyond the PhD.
•Experience in reducing and analysing/modelling astronomical data in one or more of the UV, optical, IR, and mm/submm wavebands from ground- and/or space-based observatories or from astronomical data archives.
•Experience in publishing international calibre astronomical research papers in the refereed scientific literature.

Condition of Employment
Reliability Status

Language requirements
English

Assessment Criteria
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
•Expert knowledge of astronomy/astrophysics in one or more areas of forefront research.
•Expert ability to plan and execute astronomical observations using ground-and/or space-based telescopes.
•Advanced knowledge of the exploitation of astronomical data, including reduction techniques and software and the analysis and interpretation of such data.
•Advanced knowledge of sophisticated physical and/or statistical modelling of complex astronomical data sets.
•Ability to conceive, organize, conduct, and publish independent astrophysical research of international calibre.

Behavioural Competencies
•Research – Communication (Level 2)
•Research – Creative thinking (Level 3)
•Research – Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)
For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Research
View all competency profiles: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/careers/behavioural-competencies

Application Requirements
In order to be considered for the program please include the following in your application, please note that you will need to attach the required documents as per the list below when submitting your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from searches.
•Curriculum Vitae (CV)
•Cover Letter
•List of Publications
•Research proposal no longer than 3 pages. The proposal should highlight areas that are relevant to one or more of the facilities and/or groups at the Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Centre.
•Two letters of reference*

*Applicants will arrange for two letters of reference to be directed to NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca with the following in the subject line:
7348_ [Applicant Last Name][Applicant First Name]

Unique to this RA competition, transcripts and copies of degrees will only be required to be submitted at the offer stage.

When submitting your application you can include the required documents in any attachment field such as «Second language evaluation results» or «Other attachments».

Relocation
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.

Salary Range
From $55,541 to $157,009 per annum.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships 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.
As a guide, the current annual Ph.D. recruiting rate is $72,052.

Notes
•Research Associates will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
•Fellowships are open to nationals of all countries, although preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
•The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (7348) to:
E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-991-1125
Closing Date: 18 November 2019 – 23:59 Eastern Time

For more information on career tools and other resources, check out https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/careers/career-tools-resources

*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.

Date Modified: 2019-09-27

Special Instructions: To apply online, please go to: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Victoria-Research-Associate-%28Plaskett-Fellowship%29-BC/536630517/

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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 and observational astrophysics, in close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Centre 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 topics relevant to a scientific career. Candidates will be selected on the basis of potential for innovative research in instrumentation, software, or observations, and on their ability to advance the goals of the Dunlap Institute (astronomy research, training, and outreach). Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional internal 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 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 an inclusive and flexible workplace. We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual orientations and gender expressions, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential dual-academic-career 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 and will not be disclosed to the selection committee).

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 $71,107 plus generous benefits, a research allowance of CAD $18,000 per year, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2020. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. Only applicants with a PhD awarded on or after January 1, 2015, will be considered, except in the case of career interruption or other extenuating circumstances.

All application materials must be submitted online at AcademicJobsOnline, by November 13, 2019. In service of our goals of an unbiased and equitable hiring process, an initial evaluation of applicants will be made via a 300-word anonymized summary of the applicant’s proposed research program, which should be submitted via the online form. Applicants should also submit (in PDF format) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a 3-page detailed description of their proposed research program. This 3-page document should include a short statement on how the applicant will benefit from being hosted by the Dunlap Institute, and on how the Dunlap Institute will benefit from hosting the applicant.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers by November 13, 2019.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

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.

To apply online, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14236

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream (Tenure-Track) at York University in Astronomy (Planetary Science)

The Division of Natural Science, Department of Science & Technology Studies at York University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Astronomy – Planetary Science at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. For complete job description and application details, visit: https://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=1988

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer. The AA Program can be found on York’s website at acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or a copy can be obtained by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Job Posting – Assistant Professor – The Sutton Family Chair in Science, Christianity and Cultures

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto together invite applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in Science, Christianity and Cultures. The successful applicant will also be eligible to be named the Sutton Family Chair in Science, Christianity and Cultures, which is an endowed Chair position. Appointment to the Sutton Family Chair in Science, Christianity and Cultures will be for a four-year term with renewal following a favorable review. The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (51%) and St Michael’s College (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.
We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departments. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a competitive, independent, innovative, and externally-funded research program in observational cosmology that will be at the highest international level in Astronomy and Astrophysics and will contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline. Teaching assignments will be undergraduate and graduate courses in both Astrophysics and in the Christianity and Culture program, both of which are housed within the Faculty of Arts and Science. These courses may include general introductions to models of relating religion and science to senior research seminars on, for instance, multi-disciplinary approaches to cosmology that involve both scientific and religious elements.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly after, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.
Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by a record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals in the field or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the quality of published papers submitted for review, a research statement, participation in major international conferences, seminars at leading institutions, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. In turn, the candidate is expected to draw on that research program to offer excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, through means such as lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, supervision of research students, and openness to co-curricular, international, and experiential learning opportunities associated with a college-sponsored program.
Evidence for excellence in teaching will be based on a teaching statement, a teaching dossier (including sample course materials and teaching evaluations), teaching accomplishments, and letters of reference that address teaching, with at least one of these letters addressing the candidate’s capacity to teach in the Christianity and Culture program. Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to deliver a sample lecture suitable for the Christianity and Culture program.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The graduate Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics has 30 faculty members, 50 graduate students, and 40 post-doctoral fellows. Faculty have access to a wide array of observational research facilities, computational support, and a strongly supported graduate program.
The University of St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto, is the centre of Catholic intellectual life at one of the world’s leading research universities. Since its founding in 1852 by the Basilian Fathers at the invitation of Armand Charbonnel, Bishop of Toronto, the University of St. Michael’s College has been home to influential scholars, intellectuals, and public and community leaders, including Etienne Gilson, Janine Langan, Marshall McLuhan, Sheila Watson, Bonnie Crombie, Paul Martin, and Jean Vanier. First offered in 1979, Christianity and Culture is a program sponsored by the University of St. Michael’s College that is available to all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. The program is borne of the great tradition of scholarship, learning, and teaching at St. Michael’s College, and offers students an opportunity to study Christianity and its manifold relationship to cultures and societies, past and present, from a variety of perspectives, in the broad areas of science, society, education, and the arts.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. All application materials must be submitted online by the closing date, November 5, 2019. 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 must submit their curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, sample publications, a research statement including laboratory plans, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement including outreach experience and interests, sample course materials and teaching evaluations.
Applicants must also ask between three and five referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to: astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca. 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 e-mail address.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 5, 2019.
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.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. The survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
To submit your application, please follow the link below:
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1903472&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FToronto

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of observational astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and is expected to commence on 1 July 2020.

We seek applicants in any area of observational astrophysics, whose research and teaching interests complement our existing department strengths. The successful candidate is expected to pursue innovative research in observational astrophysics at the highest international level and establish and lead a competitive, independent, and externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and engage in university service activities.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly after, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by a record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals in the field or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the quality of published papers submitted for review, a research statement, participation in major international conferences, seminars at leading institutions, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto (www.utoronto.ca) offers the opportunity to teach and conduct research in a leading university while living in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The graduate Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics has 30 faculty members, 50 graduate students, and 40 post-doctoral fellows. Faculty have access to a wide array of observational research facilities, computational support, and a strongly supported graduate program.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. 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 a cover letter, their curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, up to three sample publications or working papers, a research statement including laboratory plans, and a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, list of outreach experience and interests, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to: astrochair@astro.utoronto.ca by the closing date. 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.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received online by the closing date, November 18, 2019.

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.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. The survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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

To submit your application, please follow the link below

https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1903322&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FToronto

Operations Specialist

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for an Operations Specialist to support our Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC). The Operations Specialist would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) is a multi-disciplinary team of approximately twenty scientists, software engineers and operations staff working in Victoria, BC. The CADC is a world leader in providing access to astronomical data and catalogues, and currently operates one of the largest collections of astronomy data in the world. The primary data collections at the CADC are the Canadian Virtual Observatory and the archives for various sources (the Hubble Space Telescope, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, the Gemini telescopes, the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, the Galactic Plane Survey and others). The CADC also supports the development and operations of the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR), a cloud-oriented processing and storage service for Canadian astronomy researchers. The CADC is also an active participant in developing standards and implementing services in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA).

The CADC operational environment is largely Linux-based, with a mix of in-house and cloud (OpenStack, kubernetes, bare metal) resources. This heterogeneous environment is used to support the CADC and CANFAR web and storage services and infrastructure, which utilize different relational databases (Postgresql, Sybase) in a largely Java-based development environment. CADC development and operations share an Agile approach to management, and work closely with local Shared Services Canada staff.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, CADC, the successful candidate will participate in the management and configuration of CADC and CANFAR services, applications, and other software, and in the migration of these to a more scalable kubernetes environment.

Key activities
1.Application and service configuration and deployment, with testing, and utilizing existing automation tools, source control, and other related system management resources;
2.Development and implementation of service deployment plans with a focus on preserving service availability and user experience;
3.Responding to service outages and user tickets;
4.Writing documentation for CADC staff and for users;
5.Participating in planning and operations meetings including daily stand-up, iteration planning, and retrospective meetings;
6.Recommending and building prototypes for proof-of-concept explorations;
7.Communicating and coordinating with other team members for all activities; and
8.Performing other related duties.

Education
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Experience
•Experience with Linux system/service administration in a data centre or cloud environment.
•Experience with deploying, monitoring, and managing highly-available web services
•Experience with IT automation systems (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible).
•Experience with providing user support via a ticket or issue management system.

Assets:
•Experience with deploying services using systems such as docker or kubernetes.
•Experience with Apache httpd/tomcat configuration.

Condition of Employment
Reliability Status

Relocation
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.

Salary Range
From $68,865 to $86,472 per annum.

An incumbent occupying a position within the CS Group is currently entitled to receive a terminable allowance of $176 per month.

Notes
•A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
•NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
•Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
•The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (6781) to:
E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Telephone: 613-991-1125
Closing Date: 16 July 2019 – 23:59 Eastern Time

Apply now: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Victoria-Operations-Specialist-BC/535223517/?locale=en_GB

 

System Administrator and Parallel Programmer (CITA)

Institution: University of Toronto
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Description

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto is a nationally supported research institute and a non-profit corporation (CITA Inc.). Our mission is to foster interaction within the Canadian astrophysics community and to serve as an international centre of excellence for theoretical studies in astrophysics. We educate and develop the next generation of scientific leaders with national postdoctoral fellowships as well as postdoctoral and research associate fellowships, and through the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. We are devoted to studying the origin and evolution of the universe and the many phenomena revealed by modern astronomy.

Under the general direction of the Computing Facilities Manager, the System Administrator and Parallel Programmer maintains the smooth operation of general CITA hardware and software infrastructure, administers CITA’s key High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems (currently includes a 1,600-core Linux cluster), and ensures a reliable and efficient environment for scientific researchers.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Troubleshooting complex computer system problems
• Analyzing server and/or desktop performance data
• Documenting network-related activities or tasks
• Creating complex and technical documentation and user support guides
• Executing security measures for network devices and introducing variations as required
• Analyzing, recommending and documenting parallelization strategies
• Creating complex and technical documentation and user support guides
• Performing preventive maintenance on audio-visual equipment

Essential Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum four years of recent and related programming experience in an UNIX-like environment
• Expert knowledge and experience of C, Fortran and python under *nix, visualization
• Experience with RAID Storage configuration and setup and the lustre filesystem is an asset
• Advanced programming skills
• Excellent analytical skills and ability to improve software systems
• Advanced level skills interfacing with parallel astrophysical programming needs, including massively parallel system configuration and programming
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Assets (Nonessential):

• Formal certification in RHEL, ITILv2 or ITILv3, CCNA & CCNP

To be successful in this role you will be:

• Adaptable
• Motivated self-learner
• Patient
• Problem solver
• Resourceful
• Team player

Travel: None

Notes: Interested applicants should apply online at the UofT Career Website: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1901907&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname

Job Posting: June 24, 2019
Job Closing: July 19, 2019

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec (www.ubishops.ca) has an opening for a tenure-stream Tier II Canada Research Chair position in multi-messenger astrophysics. The Department of Physics & Astronomy welcomes applications in this broad field, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: gravitational waves, compact objects, cosmology, and gravitational physics; astroparticle physics; radio, optical, and X-ray astronomy; big data and astronomical instrumentation.

The CRC program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development. The Tier II Chair will be awarded for a five year period, renewable once upon approval from the CRC program. Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who completed their highest degree more than 10 years ago (and where career interruptions exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier II CRC assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. The legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, sick leave) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Please contact Bishop’s Research Office for eligibility details and consult the CRC Foundation for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx).

Applicants for this position should possess a PhD (or equivalent) and have postdoctoral experience and a superior research profile in one of the proposed areas. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to obtain external funding and the potential to emerge as internationally recognized scholars. Teaching duties consist of two (3 credit hours each) semester-length courses per academic year. A strong teaching record is also beneficial. Bilingualism/multilingualism is an asset.

The successful candidate will join a thriving research team comprised of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. Bishop’s commits to building and enhancing an environment that supports outstanding research and creative activity. Astrophysics and Relativity are long-standing research strengths at Bishop’s University and are prominent in its Strategic Research Plan (https://www.ubishops.ca/wp-content/uploads/Strategic-Research-Plan2017-2022-FINAL.pdf).

Bishop’s University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified members of equity-seeking groups, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with diverse gender identities, and people with disabilities. Members of these groups are encouraged to identify themselves. Although, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, all qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment / program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minority, Aboriginal and disabled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection process). Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca.

Application packages, including a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of research achievements and future objectives, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact of at least three referees, must be sent as PDF files to researchoffice@ubishops.ca

Review of the applications will begin on August 30, 2019 and will continue until a nominee is chosen. Ideally, a full application package will be submitted to the CRC program in April 2020. The start date is negotiable.

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

Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2E7
CANADA
Fax: 613-990-1286
Telephone: 613-991-1125
E-mail enquiries: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Stagiaire de recherche postdoctorale, Signes de vie sur les exoplanètes
Vous pouvez obtenir ces renseignements en français au lien suivant: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Victoria-Stagiaire-de-recherche-postdoctorale%2C-Signes-de-vie-sur-les-exoplan%C3%A8tes-BC/534011017/

Further information on NRC Herzberg can be found at: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/research-centres/herzberg-astronomy-astrophysics-research-centre
Information on the staff and their research interests is available at: http://bit.ly/2aoT8tf
More information on the Fellowship is available: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/careers/postdoctoral-fellowships

Desired starting date: September – December 2019

NRC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to carry out research on the technologies for detecting and characterizing, by direct imaging, exoplanets around the nearest stars. The Postdoctoral Fellow will join the NRC NEW EARTH team, and focus his/her research at developing an end-to-end simulation of the Planet System Imager (PSI) instrument for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) instrument. By including the latest frontier developments in the field, the Fellow will play a key role in estimating realistic performances of planet finding instruments for ELT class observatories. The researcher’s findings will be central for understanding the various challenges, and in setting requirements to detect and to characterize Earth-size exoplanets around the nearest stars with PSI and TMT.

 

During the appointment, the researcher will also have the opportunity to participate in NEW EARTH laboratory experiments, study the various limits from analyzing Gemini Planet Imager data, and collaborate and/or lead observing campaigns to search or to characterize exoplanets.

 

The initial appointment is of two years duration. Although the hiring is at the postdoctoral level, this is considered a term staff scientist position with all the associated benefits, including paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, accruable pension contributions and others. In addition to a highly competitive salary, the successful applicant will receive support for publications, observing and conference travel.

 

To be eligible, applicants must have acquired their Ph.D. within the last three years or expect to obtain their degree before taking up the position. For more information on this job opportunity and to submit your application, visit our website at:https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Victoria-Postdoctoral-Fellowship%2C-Life-Signatures-on-Exoplanets-BC/534011117/?locale=en_GB

 

 

NRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be made by 12 June 2019 via the process described at the URL provided.

Included Benefits: 

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.