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.

 

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

Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Penticton, BC
CANADA
Fax: 613-990-1286
Telephone: 613-991-1125
E-mail enquiries: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Stagiaire de recherche postdoctorale, Repérage des sursauts radio rapides
Vous pouvez obtenir ces renseignements en français au lien suivant: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Penticton-Stagiaire-de-recherche-postdoctorale%2C-Rep%C3%A9rage-des-sursauts-radio-rapides-BC/534011317/

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

We seek an excellent radio astronomer to work with the CHIME/FRB consortium to help develop the software and hardware needed to develop, deploy, and use outrigger stations to localize the many Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) detected by CHIME/FRB.  CHIME, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, offers a unique combination of high sensitivity and wide field-of-view, and is rapidly becoming established as the dominant instrument in discovering new FRBs.  The next key step is to obtain accurate positions for those FRBs through long-distance interferometry, using “outrigger” stations at great distances from CHIME. There are a number of practical difficulties to be overcome, and the CHIME/FRB consortium is adopting a staged approach, deploying prototype outrigger stations near the CHIME site (the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory [DRAO] near Penticton, BC) to compare results from triggered data dumping and after-the-fact correlation against those from standard real-time interferometry.  Once this is proven more distant stations will be built to allow sub-arcsecond astrometry.  This postdoctoral fellow will work the CHIME/FRB consortium and the staff at DRAO to perform the early, proof-of-concept work, and to flesh out the design of the full-scale instrument.

 

The initial appointment is of two years duration. Althoughthe 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/Penticton-Postdoctoral-Fellowship%2C-Localizing-Fast-Radio-Bursts-BC/534011217/?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.

 

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, Études d’Onde multiple pour l’amas de la Vierge
Vous pouvez obtenir ces renseignements en français au lien suivant: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Victoria-Stagiaire-de-recherche-postdoctorale%2C-%C3%89tudes-d'Onde-multiple-pour-l'amas-de-la-Vierge-BC/534011417/

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

The National Research Council of Canada, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who will develop a pioneering program to use existing, multi-wavelength, state-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopy for the Virgo Cluster to address the formation and evolution of cosmic structures, including galaxies, stellar nuclei and star clusters. Of particular interest are candidates who will lead the study of scaling relations for Virgo’s stellar systems, but all applicants with science interests that will benefit from the use of Virgo’s diverse dataset, which includes data from CFHT (NGVS, VESTIGE), Gemini, VLT, Hubble, Astrosat, Chandra, XMM, Hershel, JCMT, VLASS and CHIME, will be given full consideration.

 

Working collaboratively with NRC astronomers and computer scientists, and exploiting the advanced processing and analysis capabilities offered by the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) and the Canadian Advanced Network for Astronomical Research (CANFAR),  the successful applicant will develop techniques needed for source identification and characterization across multiple datasets, and contribute to a user-driven data interrogation system that will enable to extract source parameters directly from pixel values rather than parametric, catalogue-based measurements. Applicants with strong scientific backgrounds as well as experience in the management and handling of large and diverse datasets, and/or in Machine Learning and Convolutional Neural Network based techniques are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

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 athttps://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Victoria-Postdoctoral-Fellowship%2C-Multi-Wavelength-Studies-of-the-Virgo-Cluster-BC/534011517/?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.

Sessional Teaching Positions, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brandon University

Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education in
arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies. Based in
southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University also offers pre-professional
and Master’s programs, as well as innovative and award-winning outreach
programs in a personalized learning environment.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for two
sessional positions in the September-April, 2019 and 2020 terms. The
first position will teach 12 credit hours including 74:151 General
Physics I and 74:152 General Physics II plus associated first year
laboratories and 74:382 Intermediate Mechanics. The second position will
teach 6 credit hours including 74:383 Electromagnetic Field and Waves and
74:473 Atomic and Nuclear Physics.

Qualifications: A PhD is preferred; however, candidates with a Master’s
degree and successful record of teaching experience may be considered.

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2019, or until the position is filled.
Start dates: Position 1, August 31, 2019; Position 2, December 28, 2019

Salary:  $6205 for each 3 credit hour course

Applicants should send a cover letter, a summary of teaching experience,
and clear indication of citizenship or Canadian immigration status,
curriculum vitae, transcripts, teaching evaluations (if applicable) and
the names and contact information of three referees. Candidates should
send their application by email attachment in a single PDF document of
reasonable size to:
Dr. Austin F. Gulliver, Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy,
gulliver@brandonu.ca

All applicants are invited to consult the Brandon University course
calendar for more information. Further details about Brandon University
and the Department of Physics & Astronomy can be found at
http://www.brandonu.ca.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires
on the basis of merit.  All qualified individuals who may contribute to
the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with
disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all
sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply.  Canadian
citizens and permanent residents are given priority.  Evidence of
citizenship must be provided.

To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested
individuals, please advise of any accessibility needs by contacting the
Human Resources office at (204)727-9782 or hr@brandonu.ca.This posting is
available in an alternate format.

Chef de division – Programmes publics et éducatifs (Planétarium)

Organisation : Ville de Montréal / Service de l’Espace pour la vie

Numéro de l’offre d’emploi : EPV-19-CONC-213380-CREATION-A

Espace pour la vie réunit sur un même site le Biodôme, l’Insectarium, le Jardin botanique et le Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, les quatre musées en sciences de la nature de Montréal. Ensemble, ces institutions prestigieuses forment le plus grand complexe muséal en son genre au Canada; un important pôle de biodiversité actif et ouvert sur le monde, en milieu urbain. Avec plus de deux millions de visiteurs chaque année, dont 600 000 jeunes, Espace pour la vie est aussi l’un des principaux pôles d’attraction de la métropole.

Espace pour la vie tire sa force de la complémentarité de ses quatre institutions, qui partagent une même vision : repenser la relation entre l’humain et la nature. Ensemble, elles initient un mouvement rassembleur, audacieux, créatif et urbain qui dépasse les frontières des institutions; un engagement envers la biodiversité.

Par ses actions de diffusion, de conservation, de recherche et d’éducation, le Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan contribue à la réalisation de cette mission, plus spécifiquement au niveau de l’astronomie. Il utilise des technologies de pointe pour faire vivre une expérience inédite de l’Univers à travers ses spectacles et ses animations. Cette approche novatrice et unique de l’astronomie, conjuguant science, art et émotion fait du Planétarium un véritable précurseur dans son domaine.

*Vos défis *
Sous la responsabilité du directeur du Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, vous gérez une équipe composée d’une quinzaine de personnes dont les activités consistent à contribuer à la planification, à la conception et à la mise en œuvre des programmes éducatifs, culturels et événementiels dans le domaine de l’astronomie.

Par ses activités, la division participe non seulement à la mise en valeur des collections et des contenus scientifiques, mais renforce la synergie inter institutions et contribue de manière significative à l’expérience de visite, au maintien et au développement de l’achalandage et à la notoriété d’Espace pour la vie.

Ainsi, à titre de chef de division, vous participez à l’élaboration des projets de développement du Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan et d’Espace pour la vie. De plus, vous définissez les objectifs et les stratégies relatives à la programmation éducative, culturelle, et événementielle, en cohérence avec les orientations définies pour la programmation d’Espace pour la vie.

*Exigences*
Posséder un diplôme universitaire de premier cycle (baccalauréat) en physique, ingénierie ou dans tout autre domaine jugé pertinent.
Détenir au moins huit (8) années d’expérience pertinente dont au moins quatre (4) années en gestion ou coordination d’équipe et / ou de projets.

*Expérience, connaissances et habiletés particulières*
Avoir à son actif des réalisations significatives en lien avec le poste. L’expérience doit avoir été acquise dans des postes et des milieux de travail d’envergure similaire.
Détenir de l’expérience dans les domaines suivants : éducation, muséologie, vulgarisation scientifique, animation ou programmation culturelle.
Le poste nécessite de communiquer avec une clientèle internationale. La maîtrise des deux langues; française et anglaise est nécessaire.

Pour tout renseignement supplémentaire concernant ce poste, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec Mme Emmanuelle Pocreau, conseillère en acquisition de talents, à l’adresse emmanuelle.pocreau@ville.montréal.qc.ca

Assistant Professor – Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) – Astronomy & Astrophysics, U of T

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two year contractually limited term (CLTA) appointment. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will commence on September 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter, and end on August 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal.
Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek applicants with research and teaching interests in any area of astronomy and astrophysics, including pedagogical research in teaching or outreach, that complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the quality of published papers or forthcoming publications, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and have an established record of publishing articles in the leading academic journals in the field. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities, submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Research support will be provided, with additional opportunities available with the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a research statement including laboratory plans, and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above.
All application materials must be submitted online by the closing date, January 31, 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 also arrange for at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to: chair@astro.utoronto.ca by January 31, 2019. 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.
If you have questions about this position, please contact chair@astro.utoronto.ca. For more information about the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics please visit http://www.astro.utoronto.ca or http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca.
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. Toronto astronomers teach in environment of research excellence with access to a powerful range of national research facilities and a lively local environment of about one hundred graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty.
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.

JWST Postdoctoral Instrument Scientist

Submit by: January 15th 2019 for full consideration. Open until filled.
Send inquiries to: René Doyon (doyon@astro.umontreal.ca)
Send application materials to: René Doyon (irex@astro.umontreal.ca)

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We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to contribute
to the development of the FGS/NIRISS – Fine Guidance Sensor/Near-Infrared
Imager and Slitless Spectrograph,
http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/?p=1513&lang=en – the Canadian-built
instrument onboard the James Webb Space telescope (JWST) funded by the
Canadian Space Agency.

The successful candidate, based out of the Physics Department at the
Université de Montréal, is expected to play a leading role at a level of
80% of their time in the development of the NIRISS instrument, more
specifically for data pipeline development, data analysis and simulation
tools. We are also seeking a candidate with solid experience in exoplanet
research. The successful candidate may use up to 20% of their time to
conduct independent research programs related to exoplanets.

The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD in physics, astronomy or
other related field with a strong background in the development of
complex data pipelines for ground- and/or space-based instruments along
with experience in exoplanet research. Candidates with a M.Sc. and very
strong experience will be considered. The initial term of employment is
for two years and is renewable annually, subject to performance and
availability of funding.

All applications received by January 15th, 2019 will be given full
consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The
successful candidate is expected to start between April and September
2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and be competitive with
leading international research centres. Review of applications will begin
February 1st, 2019 and candidates should be contacted in mid-February.

Applicants should email a CV, list of publications, and a statement of no
more than 3 pages of significant research contributions (in a single PDF
file) to: Prof René Doyon, irex@astro.umontreal.ca. Applicants must also
have two references email letters of recommendation directly to the same
address.

This position is a joint appointment between the Observatoire du
Mont-Mégantic (OMM) and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx).
OMM is actively involved in the development of astronomical
instrumentation for ground- and space-based facilities. iREx brings
together more than 40 people (professors, researchers and students)
actively involved in the detection and characterization of exoplanets and
related stellar astrophysics science programs.

Social Benefits:
Postdoctoral researchers at UdeM enjoy a comprehensive benefits package,
see:
http://www.fesp.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/Documents/PDF/GuideStagiairePostdoc
toral_Eng.pdf