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)

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

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,