CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA) National Fellowships

CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics located at the University of Toronto. As part of its mandate to promote research throughout Canada, the Institute provides partial support for postdoctoral fellows working in theoretical astrophysics or closely related fields at Canadian universities other than the University of Toronto, through its National Fellows Program.

If you are interested in a CITA Fellowship, please contact any of the following faculty by email or check department websites for further research projects and details. Apply through the CITA application website and check off the Fellowships you are interested in applying to. You will be required to submit a CV, research statement and arrange for three letters of recommendation.

Please apply online at: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf

The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 8, 2021 for fellowships to start in September 2022.

Lorne Nelson, Bishop’s University (lnelson@ubishops.ca)
Mark Halpern, University of British Columbia (halpern@physics.ubc.ca)
Dan Siegel, University of Guelph (dsiegel@uoguelph.ca / www.physics.uoguelph.ca)
Robert Brandenberger, McGill University (rhb@hep.physics.mcgill.ca)
H. Cynthia Chiang, McGill University (hsin.chiang@mcgill.ca / www.physics.mcgill.ca/~chiang)
Eve Lee, McGill University (evelee@physics.mcgill.ca)
Nicolas Cowan, McGill University (nicolas.cowan@mcgill.ca / https://msi.mcgill.ca)
Adrian Liu, McGill University (acliu@physics.mcgill.ca)
Katelin Schutz, McGill University (kschutz@physics.mcgill.ca)
Yashar Hezaveh, Université de Montréal (hezaveh@astro.umontreal.ca / www.phys.umontreal.ca/accueil)
Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université de Montréal (j.larrondo@umontreal.ca / www.phys.umontreal.ca/accueil)
Marcin Sawicki, Saint Mary’s University (marcin.sawicki@smu.ca / https://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/astronomy-and-physics.html)
Samar Safi-Harb, University of Manitoba (samar.safi-harb@umanitoba.ca / http://www2.physics.umanitoba.ca/u/samar)
Arif Babul, University of Victoria (babul@uvic.ca)
Sara Ellison, University of Victoria (sarae@uvic.ca)
Julio Navarro, University of Victoria (jfn@uvic.ca / www.phys.uvic.ca)
Ruobing Dong, University of Victoria (rbdong@gmail.com)
Mike Hudson, University of Waterloo (mike.hudson@uwaterloo.ca / www.uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-centre)
Avery Broderick, Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (www.uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-centre)
James Taylor, Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (taylor@uwaterloo.ca / www.uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-centre)
Will Percival, University of Waterloo (will.percival@uwaterloo.ca)

Please visit CITA’s website at www.cita.utoronto.ca and click on “Opportunities” for more information.

Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomical Instrumentation

The University of Toronto (https://www.utoronto.ca/) invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomical Instrumentation within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/). The Dunlap Institute pursues innovative instrumentation, technology and observational research to advance our understanding of the Universe, in close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/) (DADDAA) and in the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/) (CITA).

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research either independently or in collaboration with others at the University of Toronto 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 astronomical instrumentation or experimental astrophysics, as well as, on synergy with existing activities within the Dunlap Institute. (Potential for innovative research can be established through past accomplishments, future plans, publications, reference letters, or any combination thereof.) The Dunlap Institute is involved in multiple astronomical instrumentation projects ranging from radio/sub-mm to the ultraviolet/optical/infrared (UVOIR). The Institute also supports a research and development program specializing in adaptive optics, astrophotonics, UVOIR instrumentation, balloon-borne telescopes, radio receivers, radio dishes, and signal processing. Major instrumentation projects (http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/instrumentation/) currently underway at the Institute include CHIME Outriggers, CHORD, Dragonfly, GIRMOS, GPI Upgrade, and SuperBIT.

Dunlap Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional internal support for their experimental plans. Dunlap Fellows are also 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, DADDAA and CITA together host more than 150 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, racialized people, 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 for three years. Dunlap Fellowships include an annual salary of CAD $71,821 plus generous benefits (https://www.cupe3902.org/unit-5/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 nominal commencement date is September 1, 2022. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should have a PhD awarded on or after January 1, 2017 (career interruptions or other extenuating circumstances will be accommodated, and should be noted in the cover letter).

All application materials must be submitted online at AcademicJobsOnline, by November 12th, 2021. There are four required components of the application:
1. A 300-word summary of the applicant’s planned activities as a Dunlap Fellow, submitted via the online application form.
2. A 300-word summary of how the applicant will benefit from being hosted by the Dunlap Institute and on how the Dunlap Institute will benefit from hosting the applicant, submitted via the online application form.
3. A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a three-page detailed description of the applicant’s planned activities as a Dunlap Fellow.
4. Three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed), uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline by the applicant’s referees by November 12th, 2021.

In order to write the strongest possible application (especially for item 2 above), applicants are strongly encouraged to review the current list of faculty who can act as potential collaborators or mentors (http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/people/dunlap-institute-for-astronomy-and-astrophysics-faculty-and-associated-faculty/). Discussing your application with relevant faculty prior to the application deadline is recommended but not required.

Interested applicants should note the existence of other upcoming postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at the University of Toronto, including CITA Postdoctoral Fellowships (https://www.cita.utoronto.ca/opportunities/post-docs/), Arts & Science Postdoctoral Fellowships (https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/awards/arts-science-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/) and the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black & Indigenous Scholars (https://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/awards/provosts-postdoctoral-fellowship-program%E2%80%8B/). Those interested in these opportunities should contact actingdirector@dunlap.utoronto.ca for more information.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

To apply online, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/19473

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 12th, 2021

McMaster University: Tenure Stream Assistant Professor in Observational Exoplanet Astronomy

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in observational exoplanet astronomy beginning July 1, 2022.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate a vibrant program of excellent research in observational exoplanet astronomy broadly defined, including but not limited to exoplanet detection and characterization, exoplanet atmospheres, protoplanetary disks, and planet formation. They must show the potential for high quality teaching and mentoring as well as supervising at the undergraduate and graduate level. They must also have the potential to make substantive service contributions to the McMaster community; and to contribute actively to the goals of equity, diversity and inclusivity at McMaster.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy presently consists of 26 faculty and approximately 100 graduate students, with strengths in astrophysics, soft matter/biophysics, medical physics, theoretical high-energy physics and condensed matter physics. Facilities related to astrophysical research at McMaster include the highly interdisciplinary Origins Institute, the state-of-the-art Origins of Life Laboratory featuring the unique planet simulator instrument, and a high performance computing cluster (SHARCNET). The Origins Institute also runs Canada’s only Collaborative Graduate Program in Astrobiology. The department operates a strong public outreach program, that includes the W. J. McCallion Planetarium and which hosts an annual average of 300 shows or approximately 10,000 people.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (« visible minorities »), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at baileyd@mcmaster.ca to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply

Complete applications must be made online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ (Faculty Positions, Job 39839) by the deadline, to the attention of Dr. Alison Sills, Professor & Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below))
• a current Curriculum Vitae, including a complete list of students mentored or (co)-supervised by the applicant, and a complete list of publications.
• a statement of research interests (2-page maximum)
• a statement of teaching philosophy, interests and experience (2-page maximum)
• a statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum)
• a list of three (3) referees who would be willing to provide a letter of reference for you. Please note that no reference or letters of recommendations are required at the time of application. These will be solicited at later stages of the search process. Unsolicited letters will not be reviewed until later stages of the search process.

Review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line, system-generated confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that any full-time, permanent faculty member of the Department can request confidential access to the application materials, including the reference letters. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members achieve a work-life balance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package: « I am/am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. » Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

University of Toronto (Mississauga) Assistant Professor (Tenure Stream) Exoplanet/Planetary Astronomy

The Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure stream position in the area of Exoplanet or Planetary Astronomy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

UTM is one of the three University of Toronto campuses and the incumbent will also be a member of the tri-campus graduate unit, the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Further, the successful candidate will have a close relationship with the Dunlap Institute, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, and the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences on the Scarborough campus.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Astrophysics or a related area by the time of appointment, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements from academic referees.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, and strong endorsements by referees. The teaching dossier should include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Teaching-related activities may include pedagogical publications, conference presentations, or posters, performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, and outreach activities.

At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviably diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment, demonstrated through their application materials. Candidates, therefore, must submit a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, expanding on their experience with, knowledge about and their track record and plans for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, collaboration and engagement with, and service to, underrepresented communities, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact Lindsay Schoenbohm at cpschair.utm@utoronto.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit:
• a cover letter addressing their (1) research record, (2) research plans, and their (3) teaching interests and plans
• a current curriculum vitae
• a research statement outlining current and future research interests
• a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities
• an equity and diversity statement as outlined above (1-2 pages)

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect confidential letters of reference from each referee once an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ekana Mc Alister, Assistant to the Chair, at cps.utm@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 15, 2021.

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

Diversity Statement
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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. This 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.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

ALMA Matters

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From / de Gerald Schieven (ALMA)
(Cassiopeia – Autumn / l’automne 2021)

ALMA Development Project – Second Generation Correlator

NRC, in collaboration with NRAO and Haystack/MIT, submitted a proposal in April 2021 in response to the ALMA Cycle 9 call for development proposals, to build a second generation ALMA correlator. This proposal, with 2X bandwidth (16 GHz/pol) and expansion capability to 4X bandwidth (32 GHz/pol), was selected and approved by the NSF for (2X bandwidth) funding in the competitive peer-reviewed process. The proposed correlator (and VLBI beamformer) is based on the TALON technology and Frequency Slice Architecture that NRC developed for the SKA1 Mid telescope correlator/beamformer. This design meets and exceeds second generation ALMA correlator requirements on many fronts, correlating up to 80 antennas in one or more sub-arrays (i.e. all ALMA site antennas) with standard full-Stokes channel bandwidth of 13.5 kHz with nearly brick-wall -60 dB channel-to-channel isolation, across the full science bandwidth, with tunable “zoom” window channel resolution by factors of 2 down to a factor of 64 (~211 Hz) with proportionately less total correlated bandwidth. VLBI beamforming bandwidth and correlated bandwidth can be flexibly traded-off, optimizing use of processing resources.

The Cycle 8 2021 ACA Supplemental Call for Proposals is Now OPEN

The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) is now accepting observing proposals for Cycle 8 that request to use the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) in stand-alone mode. Instructions on how to submit proposals can be found on the Cycle 8 Supplemental Call web page.

Users of any nationality or affiliation are invited to submit proposals before the deadline of 15:00 UT on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Proposals submitted in the Supplemental Call will be peer reviewed using a distributed system in which each proposal team selects a designated reviewer to participate in the review process. The review process is described in detail in the Supplemental Call documentation.

Proposals with targets at any RA will be considered, but those that can be observed in the LST range 20 to 10 h are particularly encouraged. Note that 7m-Array polarization observations are not offered at this Supplemental Call. In addition, time-constrained and Target-of-Opportunity (ToO) observations are not offered at this Call for Proposals. A minimum of 1500 h will be allocated each on the 7-m Array and the Total Power Array to proposals submitted at this Call.

For the complete news item, please visit here.

Cycle 9 ALMA Ambassadors Program is Now Accepting Applications (deadline 15 October)

Are you a graduate student, postdoc, or early career researcher at a university or research institute in Canada or the US and interested in learning more about ALMA, sharing that information with the community, and receiving up to US$10,000 to support your research? Apply to become an ALMA Ambassador!

The NAASC is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2022 Cycle 9 ALMA Ambassadors program. Ambassadors will receive training in interferometry, the latest ALMA capabilities, and tips for proposing for ALMA. They will use that information to organize and lead a proposal preparation or data processing/analysis workshop (for their home institute, an alternate institute, or virtual workshop).

Applications are due by 5 P.M. ET on 15 October 2021; training will take place in February 2022. Proposal workshops will be held in March/April 2022 and data processing/analysis workshops will be held later in 2022.

For more information on the program and how to apply, please see here.

The Regional ARCs continue to provide support to their communities. Please contact the ALMA Helpdesk if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Employment Opportunities with the North American ALMA Research Center

The North American ALMA Regional Center (NA ARC) is recruiting for up to three scientific staff positions. NRAO staff scientists are expected to enable cutting-edge science by the community, help enhance the scientific impact of NRAO telescopes, contribute to the overall NRAO mission, and demonstrate commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. NRAO scientist-track appointments entail 25% independent scientific research and 75% functional responsibilities.

Scientist (Open Rank): Up to two positions will be within the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC), focused within the ALMA Telescope Interface and Diagnostics Group. This group is the NAASC technical liaison to the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) in Chile and is responsible for all ALMA telescope-facing activities. The successful candidate(s) will work closely with the Telescope Interface and Diagnostics Group, the JAO, and the NAASC data processing team on functional duties that could include technical investigation, reporting and tracking of data quality issues, contributing to the extension and optimization of ALMA’s capabilities, scientific support of ALMA development programs, technical support for ALMA observations, and supporting ALMA telescope operations in Chile.

Assistant Scientist: One position will be focused on supporting development of ALMA-related functionality for NRAO’s Science Ready Data Products (SRDP) Initiative. The SRDP project aims to facilitate science at radio wavelengths by delivering data products that are ready to use for scientific study by a wide range of astronomers, including non-experts in interferometry, thereby making radio astronomy more accessible to the broader astronomical community. The successful candidate will work with the SRDP Project Scientist and the SRDP Heuristics Team to define and prototype new features to be included in ALMA/NRAO data processing pipelines, CASA software package, and the NRAO archive.

For further information, including application instructions, visit the Associated Universities, Inc. Careers page. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2021.

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS (CITA)

CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics, gravity and cosmology located at the University of Toronto. The Institute expects to offer several postdoctoral fellowships of three years. The starting date will be September 2022. Funds will be available for travel and other research expenses. A PhD in any field of theoretical astrophysics is required. Fellows are expected to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics under the general supervision of the permanent faculty whose interests include: astrophysical dynamics, early universe, physical cosmology, interstellar and intergalactic matter, FRB’s/pulsar scintillometry and compact objects, galaxy, star, black hole and planet formation, stellar physics, high energy astrophysics and gravitational waves.

Applicants will be automatically considered for research associate positions of three to five years duration.

Please apply online at: https://icat.cita.utoronto.ca/pdf
Full job ad: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/opportunities/post-docs

We only accept electronic submissions. Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 8, 2021.

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

University of Toronto: Postdoctoral Researcher, Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Collaborative Research Team with CHIME/FRB

The University of Toronto (U of T) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics to join a team of astronomers and statisticians at the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of T, the Department of Statistical Sciences at U of T, the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at U of T, and the Department of Statistics & Actuarial Sciences at Simon Fraser University.

The postdoctoral fellow will help develop methods for the analysis and statistical inference of data collected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst (CHIME/FRB) project, and will collaborate with researchers at U of T, SFU, and within the CHIME/FRB Collaboration. More details can be found here:

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c2cb578a

The application deadline is March 15.

Attaché ou attachée de recherches en logiciels radio

Ville: Penticton

Unité organisationnelle: Herzberg, Astronomie et Astrophysique

Classification: ACR

Durée de l’emploi: Durée déterminée

Durée: 2 ans avec possibilité de prolongation

Exigences linguistiques: Anglais

 

Les avantages du CNRC

De grands esprits. Un seul but. La prospérité du Canada.

 

Au Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC) — le plus grand organisme de recherche du gouvernement du Canada —, nous stimulons l’innovation industrielle, l’avancement du savoir et le développement technologique. Chaque année, nous collaborons avec quelque 70 collèges, universités et hôpitaux, contribuons aux projets de plus de 800 entreprises et offrons un soutien financier et des conseils à plus de 8 000 petites et moyennes entreprises (PME).

 

Nous réunissons les esprits les plus brillants afin d’avoir une incidence tangible sur la vie des gens du Canada et d’ailleurs. Il ne nous manque que vous. Créez des retombées percutantes en mettant à profit vos compétences et votre talent créateur.

 

Au CNRC, nous savons que la diversité favorise l’excellence en recherche et en innovation. Nous sommes déterminés à avoir un effectif diversifié et représentatif ainsi qu’un milieu de travail ouvert et inclusif, et nous souhaitons contribuer à faire en sorte que le système d’innovation canadien abonde dans le même sens.

 

Le CNRC invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à poser leur candidature et encourage celles-ci à s’auto-déclarer (s’il y a lieu) comme appartenant à l’un ou l’autre des groupes désignés d’équité en matière d’emploi : femmes, minorités visibles, Autochtones et personnes handicapées.

 

Veuillez nous faire part de toute mesure d’adaptation nécessaire à une évaluation juste et équitable. Ces mesures seront mises à votre disposition si votre candidature est retenue pour une évaluation subséquente. Sachez que les renseignements que vous nous fournirez à cet égard seront traités de façon confidentielle.

Un milieu de travail inclusif

Notre milieu de travail et les outils que nous mettons à votre disposition vous permettront de collaborer avec vos collègues au Canada et partout dans le monde. Nous sommes déterminés à offrir rapidement à chaque membre du personnel les mesures d’adaptation requises pour accomplir son travail et nous comprenons l’importance de l’équilibre entre le travail et la vie personnelle.

Nos employés ont droit à une vaste gamme d’avantages sociaux qui incluent des régimes complets d’assurance médicale et dentaire, de pension et d’assurance, ainsi que des congés annuels et autres. Le CNRC offre également des possibilités d’apprentissage et de perfectionnement. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter notre Internet au https://nrc.canada.ca/fr .

Votre défi

Contribuez à la réalisation de travaux de recherche stratégiques et poursuivez une carrière prometteuse au Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC), la plus grande organisation de recherche et de technologie au Canada.

 

Nous souhaitons embaucher un attaché ou une attachée de recherche en logiciels radio en vue de soutenir le Centre de recherche Herzberg en astronomie et en astrophysique. La personne choisie doit partager nos valeurs fondamentales relatives à l’intégrité, à l’excellence, au respect et à la créativité.

L’Observatoire fédéral de radioastrophysique (OFR) est l’installation nationale du Canada en matière de radioastronomie. Ses astronomes et les ingénieurs travaillent en étroite collaboration pour concevoir et bâtir des radiotélescopes novateurs et les utiliser à l’OFR et ailleurs pour mener de la recherche de première ligne.

Au cours des dernières années, télescopes astronomiques nouveaux et améliorés, ont fait l’objet d’une augmentation significative de leur résolution et de leur largeur de bande. En raison de cette tendance, la quantité de données générées par ces puissants instruments s’est multipliée, rendant nécessaire la capacité de gérer et de traiter de grands volumes de données de manière organisée et évolutive.

En tant que spécialiste en logiciels, vous ferez partie d’une équipe de personnes aux compétences variées et soutiendrez la conception et la mise en œuvre de systèmes logiciels destinés aux applications de radioastronomie. Voici certains des projets en cours à l’OF: utilisation d’algorithmes de traitement des signaux numériques; développement d’applications pour le traitement de grands volumes de données; soutien des systèmes principaux; mise en œuvre de pipelines de données pour les instruments de radioastronomie nouveaux et proposés qui sont présentement mis au point à l’OFR.

En tant que membre de l’équipe responsable des logiciels radio à l’OFR, vous appliquerez vos compétences logicielles à de nombreux projets en fournissant des systèmes principaux de logiciels novateurs et robustes pour les télescopes nouveaux et existants. Qu’il s’agisse de fournir des conseils, des consultations et des orientations pendant le processus de conception à la mise en œuvre et à l’essai des applications logicielles de première ligne, vous participerez à de nombreux projets passionnants.

À l’OFR, vous travaillerez dans un environnement dynamique au sein de l’équipe responsable des logiciels, aux côtés d’ingénieurs, de chercheurs, de techniciens et de technologues dans des installations de classe mondiale, souvent en collaboration avec des partenaires internationaux. Vous aurez également la possibilité de contribuer à l’élaboration de propositions et de plans pour de nouvelles initiatives.

Critères de présélection

Dans votre demande, vous devez démontrer que vous répondez à tous les critères de présélection suivants :

Études

Dans le cadre du programme d’Agent de recherches, vous devez avoir reçu votre maitrise ou doctorat en astronomie, en sciences informatiques, en génie électrique ou dans un domaine connexe dans les 5 dernières années ou vous vous attendez à recevoir le doctorat dans les 6 prochains mois.

 

Pour plus de renseignements sur les certificats et diplômes obtenus à l’étranger, veuillez consulter Équivalence des diplômes

Expérience

  • Expérience appréciable du travail dans l’environnement Linux ou Unix;
  • Expérience de base du processus complet de développement des logiciels, y compris la détermination des besoins, la conception, la mise au point, l’essai et l’intégration; et
  • Expérience de base des algorithmes de traitement des signaux numériques et de leur application à de grands volumes de données.

Condition d’emploi

Cote de fiabilité

Critères d’évaluation

Les candidat(e)s seront évalué(e)s selon les critères suivants :

Compétences techniques

  • Connaissance et compréhension des principes, des approches et des techniques utilisées dans la conception et le développement de logiciels, y compris la conception et le développement de logiciels procéduraux ou orientés objet;
  • Connaissance des pratiques et des techniques utilisées dans le traitement organisé et efficace de grands volumes de données;
  • Capacité d’écrire des logiciels dans des langages de programmation procéduraux et orientés objet, comme C, C++ ou Python; et
  • Capacité de produire des documents de qualité pour toutes les phases de la conception et du développement des systèmes et des logiciels.

Compétences comportementales

  • Recherche – Communication (Niveau 2)
  • Recherche – Pensée créatrice (Niveau 3)
  • Recherche – Orientation vers les résultats (Niveau 3)
  • Recherche – Travail en équipe (Niveau 2)

Profil(s) des compétences

En ce qui concerne ce poste, le CNRC évaluera les candidat(e)s selon le profil des compétences suivant : Recherche

 

Tous les profils de compétences

Réinstallation

L’aide à la réinstallation sera déterminée conformément à la directive sur la réinstallation du CNRC.

Échelle de traitement

De 56,374$ à 159,364$ par année.

 

Le programme d’attaché de recherche (AR) est unique au CNRC. Cela entre dans le système de classification de AR/ACR, qui utilise un système de classification fondé sur la personne plutôt que le système de classification plus commun axé sur les tâches. Les candidats sont rémunérés en fonction de leur expertise, de leur compétence, de leurs résultats et de l’incidence de leur expérience de travail antérieure.

Remarques

Pour postuler:

 

Afin d’être considéré pour le programme d’attaché de recherche, veuillez inclure ce qui suit dans votre demande. Si vous ne fournissez pas les documents requis, votre demande sera exclue du système de recherches.

 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Relevé de notes
  • Deux lettres de recommandation

 

Lorsque vous soumettez votre demande, veuillez inclure les documents requis dans les champs prévus à cet effet soit : «Résultats d’évaluation de langue seconde» ou «Autres pièces jointes».

 

  • Les employés du CNRC bénéficient d’une vaste gamme d’avantages qui incluent des régimes complets d’assurance médicale et dentaire, de pension et d’assurance ainsi que des congés annuels et autres.
  • La préférence sera accordée aux citoyen(ne)s canadien(ne)s et résident(e)s permanent(e)s du Canada. Veuillez inclure des renseignements à cet égard dans votre demande.
  • Le ou la titulaire doit en tout temps respecter les mesures de sécurité au travail.
  • Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui postuleront, mais nous ne communiquerons qu’avec celles retenues pour une évaluation subséquente.

S.V.P. envoyez vos questions en incluant le numéro de la demande (10926) à :

Courriel : NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Téléphone : 438-455-5335

Date de fermeture: 8 février 2021 – 23h59 heure de l’Est

Pour plus de renseignements sur les ressources et outils professionnels, consultez les Ressources et outils professionnels

*Si vous occupez actuellement un poste d’une durée déterminée ou indéterminée au CNRC, veuillez poser votre candidature par l’entremise du module Carrières SuccessFactors à partir de votre ordinateur de travail.

Candidates must apply through our website (English): https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Penticton-Research-Associate-in-Radio-Software-BC/544136517/ or in French : https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Penticton-Attach%C3%A9-ou-attach%C3%A9e-de-recherches-en-logiciels-radio-BC/544136617/

Saint Mary’s University: Eight-month Term-limited Faculty Search in Astronomy and Physics Department

The Department of Astronomy and Physics at Saint Mary’s University seeks to hire an eight-month term-limited full-time faculty member from 1 September 2021 to 30 April 2022. Appointments are normally at the Assistant Professor level for candidates with a Ph.D. and at the Lecturer level for candidates with an M.Sc. The teaching load is 2.5 FCE (five courses) for those with a Ph.D. and 3.0 FCE (six courses) for those with an M.Sc.

The Department offers undergraduate programs in physics and astrophysics as well as both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in astronomy. Saint Mary’s is committed to excellence in teaching, and the Department seeks candidates with experience and enthusiasm for preparing and teaching core undergraduate courses in both physics and astronomy at the 2nd year undergraduate level and above. More information about the Department can be found at www.ap.smu.ca.

Saint Mary’s is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating community engagement as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please see http://science.smu.ca/.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.

Saint Mary’s University Founded in 1802, Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary’s University is home to one of Canada’s leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

TO APPLY

The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 15, 2021. Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the « Apply Now » button. Applications should submit as a single PDF file: A cover letter specifically addressing the applicant’s interest in working at Saint Mary’s University; a CV; a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness); and the names and contact information of three references. Note that there is a limit of 20 Mbytes per file.Please arrange for the three recommendation letters to be sent directly to search@ap.smu.caAny inquiries may be sent to: search@ap.smu.ca

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca

Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics Instrumentation & Data Analysis at the University of Toronto

The Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University  of Toronto seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to work on  scientific and technical problems related to the TIME instrument, a  millimeter-wave experiment designed to use line intensity mapping to  probe reionization and cosmic star-formation.

The appointee is expected to contribute to the success of the TIME  instrument via design and testing, travel to Kitt Peak for instrument  installation, instrument assembly and operation, preparation of data  analysis pipelines, and/or data analysis. People with skills in  astronomical instrumentation, particularly in the mm-wavelength range,  software development for astronomical instruments, and experience in  Python are all encouraged to apply. If interested, the appointee will  also have an opportunity to work on other projects as well including  CMB-S4 and CCAT-Prime. Application link and further details can be  found here: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/e51bc7f0