Canadian Education and Puplic Outreach Officer for the James Webb Space Telescope

Université de Montréal, physics department

Canadian Education and Puplic Outreach Officer for the James Webb Space Telescope

The Physics department of l’Université de Montréal (UdeM) is looking for a dynamic, full-time person who will act as an education and public outreach (EPO) officer for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project in Canada. Funded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the candidate will be located at the Université de Montréal and will work in close collaboration with the communication department of the CSA, the Canadian JWST science team, the EPO team at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore and other Canadian EPO organizations. Tasks for this position include:

” Develop and deliver outreach material related to JWST and astronomy to the general public, for dissemination on the CSA and UdeM websites and various social media platforms.
” Make JWST presentations to the general public and students, and answer questions from the public at kiosks and science fairs.
” Assist Canadian astronomers to disseminate their JWST science projects and resulting discoveries via web-based articles and press releases.

The minimum qualifications for this position are a PhD in astrophysics, a dynamic personality, experience in EPO and be fluent in both French and English.

Preference will be given to applicants within three years of the PhD. Applicants should prepare a statement of interests not exceeding two pages and a curriculum vitae in the same pdf document and should submit it to the job application number #508742 at the following link:
Applicants should also arrange to have two referees to send a letter of reference to the attention of René Doyon at the following address:, by the deadline of April 1st, 2018.

The successful applicant is expected to start 1 September 2018.