2020 JWST Postdoctoral Fellowship at iREx

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral position to join the NIRISS instrument team for the James Webb Space Telescope in order to contribute to the analysis and publication of NEAT observations (NIRISS Exploration of the Atmospheric diversity of Transiting exoplanets). NEAT is a large 200-hour JWST GTO program led by the NIRISS team and dedicated to the study of the atmosphere of 14 exoplanets using transit, eclipse and phase spectroscopy. More details on the NEAT program are available here.

Candidates should send a CV, a list of publications and a statement of main achievements and research interests (maximum 3 pages) to irex@astro.umontreal.ca. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent to the same address. All documents must be sent by December 15, 2019 for full consideration to be given to the application. However, the position will remain open until a candidate is selected.

A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD within the last 3 years. The position has an expected start date in the fall of 2020. The position is for a two-year term, renewable for a third year depending on performance and availability of funds.

The iREx includes an expanding team of about 45 people (professors, researchers and students) mainly from the Université de Montréal and McGill University, all working on various research programs linked to the study of exoplanets and other related fields of stellar astrophysics. iREx researchers are actively involved in various international projects related to the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, including the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), SPIRou, NIRPS and high dispersion spectroscopy on 8-10m and giant telescopes. In addition, iREx researchers will have access to guaranteed time with JWST, SPIRou and NIRPS. More information on iREx research programs can be found on the iREx website here.

Social Benefits:
Postdoctoral researchers at iREx at UdeM enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see:
https://esp.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/esp/documents/PDF/GuideStagiairePostoctoral_Eng.pdf

Submission Guidelines:
http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/2020-jwst-postdoctoral-fellowship/?lang=en

Send inquiries to: Nathalie Ouellette

Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship in Exoplanetary Science at iREx

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the physics department of the University of Montreal (UdeM), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in experimental, observational or theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets. A number of iREx projects are described below for reference.

Applicants should fill out the online form, submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests (max 2 pages), and should arrange to have three referees send a letter of reference. All application materials including letters of reference must be received electronically at the following address: irex@astro.umontreal.ca, by December 2nd, 2019 for full consideration. This position will, however, remain open until filled.

A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required at the time when the position starts. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of obtaining their PhD.

The iREx consists of a growing team of over 45 people (professors, postdocs, research assistants and students) mostly from UdeM and McGill University all working on various research programs focused on the study of exoplanets and related fields of stellar astrophysics. Members of iREx are actively involved in large international projects related to the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, notably the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), SPIRou, NIRPS and high-dispersion spectroscopy for 8-10m and giant telescopes. In addition, iREx researchers will have access to guaranteed observing time with JWST, SPIRou and NIRPS. More information on iREx research programs can be found here: http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/research/?lang=en.

The successful applicant is expected to start between May and September 2020. The position is for two years, renewable for a third year subject to performance and availability of funds.

Social Benefits:
Postdoctoral researchers at iREx at UdeM enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see: https://esp.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/esp/documents/PDF/GuideStagiairePostoctoral_Eng.pdf

Submission Guidelines:
http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/trottier-postdoctoral-fellowship-at-irex-2020-in-exoplanetary-astrophysics/?lang=en

Send inquiries to: Nathalie Ouellette

Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship & Research Associate

The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (WCA) at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one 3-year WCA Postdoctoral Fellowship in any area of astrophysics and one Postdoctoral Research Associate focussing on studies of Large-Scale Structure. The recently formed Centre consists of 13 research-active faculty members, and has active visitor and meeting programs. Research is undertaken in areas including cosmology, large-scale structure, CMB, gravitational lensing, black holes, galaxies, clusters, quasars and sub-mm astronomy, with interests in a number of future experiments including Euclid, CCATp, CFIS, DESI and LSST (https://uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-centre/). The group has a close connection to the Perimeter Institute, which is located just a short walk away.

The WCA Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to undertake a program of original research either independently or in collaboration with others in the Centre, working in any area of astrophysics. The Research Associate will work with Prof. Percival on galaxy redshifts surveys including DESI and Euclid. A competitive salary and research allowance will be provided for both positions, which are expected to start Sept 2020.

Candidates should apply by accessing the following website: https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca and uploading a CV, bibliography, research statement, and entering the email addresses of three referees who should send in references by the application deadline of January 6, 2020. Candidates are encourages to submit referee email addresses as soon as possible in order to give referees time to respond; application materials can be updated up until the closing date. All applicants will automatically be considered for both positions.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

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

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

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.

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

Post Doctoral Fellow in Data-science applied to Astrophysics and Particle Astrophysics

The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute at Queen’s University (https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the application of data science to particle astrophysics and astrophysics. The successful candidate will have an interest and expertise in the use of advanced statistical techniques, such as machine learning, to model data from particle astrophysics experiments and/or observational astronomy. The position will have a specific focus on research in neutrino physics, the nature of dark matter, and multi-messenger astronomy. The successful candidate will collaborate with members of the Queen’s Particle Astrophysics group and serve as a central point of contact for the coordinated implementation of data science techniques across the broad range of experiments in which the group participates. The successful candidate will also contribute to activities in the Department that are related to machine learning and data science.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy by the start date of the appointment and have demonstrated potential for excellence in research in particle physics or astrophysics and in data science. Candidates with a doctorate in Computer Science or Mathematics/Statistics and a background in physics or astrophysics will also be considered.

The original appointment will be for two years, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also receive a small discretionary research bursary to cover costs such as travel to conferences.

Applicants should apply through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12746 and submit:

* Cover letter

* Statement of research interests and experience

* CV with list of publications

* 3 letters of reference

The University acknowledges the potential impact that legitimate career interruption can have on a record of research. If applicable, the University encourages candidates to explain within their application the impact that career interruption has had on their record.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Larry Widrow (widrow@queensu.ca) or Prof. Ryan Martin (ryan.martin@queensu.ca). Review of applications will begin on 10 January 2019 in the Galactic Core.

Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics, Oxford

The Department of Physics at Oxford University proposes to appoint an
Associate Professor or Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics with effect
from 1st October 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The appointment
is in the general area of astrophysical dynamics (broadly defined), with a
preference for candidates interested in the theory of self-gravitating
systems and its application to observational data.

Further details and a link to the online application system can be found at
https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.j
obspec?p_id=136301