Postdoctoral Position in Galaxy Clusters and Galaxy Evolution

Due by January 9, 2015.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the areas of high-redshift galaxy clusters and galaxy evolution at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), University of Toronto. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Howard Yee and key team members (e.g., M. Balogh, U.Waterloo; A. Muzzin, Cambridge) on the analysis of high-redshift galaxy cluster observations from the GOREEN (Gemini Observations of Galaxies in Early Rich Environments) project.  GOGREEN is an ongoing Gemini Large Program which will obtain optical spectroscopy on hundreds of cluster members at z>1. The candidate is also expected to lead deep multi-band imaging observations to support this program. Additional scientific projects using data from the SpARCS and GCLASS surveys are also available, and the candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in related areas.  The position requires a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics. Expertise in optical/IR imaging and/or spectroscopic
data is required. The initial appointment is for two years, renewable for a third depending on performance.

The DAA has strong ties to the recently-found Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and CITA.  The successful candidate will have access to Canadian national facilities such as CFHT and Gemini on a competitive basis.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a CV, and a summary of research interests and accomplishments (3 pages maximum), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the above address, by January 9, 2015. Only electronic applications (in pdf files) are accepted.

Postdoctoral Position in Galaxy Clusters and Galaxy Evolution

Due by January 9, 2015.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the areas of high-redshift galaxy clusters and galaxy evolution at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), University of Toronto. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Howard Yee and key team members (e.g., M. Balogh, U.Waterloo; A. Muzzin, Cambridge) on the analysis of high-redshift galaxy cluster observations from the GOREEN (Gemini Observations of Galaxies in Early Rich Environments) project.  GOGREEN is an ongoing Gemini Large Program which will obtain optical spectroscopy on hundreds of cluster members at z>1. The candidate is also expected to lead deep multi-band imaging observations to support this program. Additional scientific projects using data from the SpARCS and GCLASS surveys are also available, and the candidate will be encouraged to pursue his/her own research in related areas.  The position requires a PhD in astronomy/astrophysics. Expertise in optical/IR imaging and/or spectroscopic
data is required. The initial appointment is for two years, renewable for a third depending on performance.

The DAA has strong ties to the recently-found Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and CITA.  The successful candidate will have access to Canadian national facilities such as CFHT and Gemini on a competitive basis.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a CV, and a summary of research interests and accomplishments (3 pages maximum), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the above address, by January 9, 2015. Only electronic applications (in pdf files) are accepted.

McGill Space Institute Coordinator

Deadline is January 30, 2015.

McGill University has recently created the McGill Space Institute (msi.mcgill.ca) and requires a dynamic, outgoing individual to coordinate internal centre interactions and events, workshops, do administration including assistance with grant applications, reports and logistics, as well as organizing outreach events and initiatives for the McGill community and the general public.  The successful candidate with have a PhD in a field related to astrophysics, planetary science or astrobiology, and will be granted 25% of their time to work on research of direct relevance to cosmology, astrophysics, planetary science, or astrobiology.  Excellent communication skills are required; ability to communicate effectively in French is a strong asset.   Experience in outreach at all levels is also a strong asset. The position is for 2 years, with renewal by mutual agreement and contingent on funding.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please email a CV, a 1-page written statement of interest, and names and contact information of 3 references, bundled into a single pdf file, to: vkaspi@physics.mcgill.ca.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

McGill Space Institute Coordinator

Deadline is January 30, 2015.

McGill University has recently created the McGill Space Institute (msi.mcgill.ca) and requires a dynamic, outgoing individual to coordinate internal centre interactions and events, workshops, do administration including assistance with grant applications, reports and logistics, as well as organizing outreach events and initiatives for the McGill community and the general public.  The successful candidate with have a PhD in a field related to astrophysics, planetary science or astrobiology, and will be granted 25% of their time to work on research of direct relevance to cosmology, astrophysics, planetary science, or astrobiology.  Excellent communication skills are required; ability to communicate effectively in French is a strong asset.   Experience in outreach at all levels is also a strong asset. The position is for 2 years, with renewal by mutual agreement and contingent on funding.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please email a CV, a 1-page written statement of interest, and names and contact information of 3 references, bundled into a single pdf file, to: vkaspi@physics.mcgill.ca.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Stage postdoctoral en astrophysique à l’Université de Montréal

Prière de faire parvenir avant le 1er avril 2015.

Le Centre de recherche en astrophysique du Québec (CRAQ) offre un stage postdoctoral en astrophysique à l’Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada). Le CRAQ est un organisme interuniversitaire regroupant les astrophysiciens de l’Université de Montréal, de l’Université Laval, de l’Université McGill et de l’Université Bishop’s. Les candidats devront œuvrer dans un domaine de l’astrophysique rejoignant les intérêts de recherche des professeurs du groupe d’astronomie de l’Université de Montréal, qui incluent l’astrophysique stellaire, les exoplanètes, la physique solaire, les trous noirs, l’astronomie extragalactique et l’instrumentation astronomique (voir http://craq-astro.ca pour des informations additionnelles). Le candidat doit posséder un Ph.D. en physique ou en astronomie.

Les candidats possédant l’expérience requise sont encouragés à postuler. Prière de faire parvenir avant le 1er avril 2015 votre CV, une description de vos projets de recherche, une lettre de présentation ainsi que les coordonnées de deux répondants (incluant les adresses courriel) au soin de Dr. Pierre Bergeron (bergeron@astro.umontreal.ca). Le poste est ouvert dès le 1er septembre 2015 et doit être comblé avant le 1er janvier 2016. La durée du stage est de deux ans avec un prolongement possible d’un an.

Faculty Position in Exoplanetary Science at McGill University

Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (www.mcgill.ca/eps) and the Department of Physics (www.physics.mcgill.ca) at McGill University invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning as early as September 2015 in the area of Exoplanetary Sciences. We encourage qualified individuals with relevant research interests in experimental, instrumentation, observational or theoretical aspects of exoplanetary sciences to apply.

This is the first of two faculty positions being created in support of the new McGill Space Institute, bringing together researchers in astrophysical, geological, atmospheric and astrobiological areas from multiple departments on campus. Existing complementary research strengths at McGill include early Universe cosmology, galaxy evolution and compact objects in the Department of Physics, as well as geology, astrobiology and atmospheric sciences in Earth and Planetary Science and other departments.

We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in research and the capacity for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be supported by a generous start-up package. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and a research plan. They should also arrange for three letters of reference. All of these materials should be uploaded to http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/FACULTY/

Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015, and continue until the position is filled. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Faculty Position in Exoplanetary Science at McGill University

Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (www.mcgill.ca/eps) and the Department of Physics (www.physics.mcgill.ca) at McGill University invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning as early as September 2015 in the area of Exoplanetary Sciences. We encourage qualified individuals with relevant research interests in experimental, instrumentation, observational or theoretical aspects of exoplanetary sciences to apply.

This is the first of two faculty positions being created in support of the new McGill Space Institute, bringing together researchers in astrophysical, geological, atmospheric and astrobiological areas from multiple departments on campus. Existing complementary research strengths at McGill include early Universe cosmology, galaxy evolution and compact objects in the Department of Physics, as well as geology, astrobiology and atmospheric sciences in Earth and Planetary Science and other departments.

We seek candidates with a proven record of excellence in research and the capacity for excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be supported by a generous start-up package. Applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and a research plan. They should also arrange for three letters of reference. All of these materials should be uploaded to http://dualcore.physics.mcgill.ca/FACULTY/

Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015, and continue until the position is filled. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.