Requisition 16600 / Research Officer, Adaptive Optics Developer

Job Category: Research Officer, Adaptive Optics Developer
City: Victoria
Organizational unit: Herzberg, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Classification: Research Officer (RO)
Tenure: Term
Duration: 3 years
Linguistic Profile: English

Research Officer, Adaptive Optics Developer – NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL of CANADA (NRC)
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
5071 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2E7
CANADA
Fax: 613-991-1125
Telephone: 613-990-1286
E-mail enquiries: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

For more information on NRC Herzberg, see: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre – National Research Council Canada

For more information on the staff and their research interests, see: Intro – Herzberg Astrophysics (astroherzberg.org)

Desired starting date: As soon as possible

The National Research Council of Canada’s Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (NRC-HAA), is seeking a scientist or engineer with strong interests in the development of next generation Adaptive Optics (AO) systems to support the development of optical instrumentation at the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA). HAA has a rare combination of staff involved in astronomy research, instrumentation design and development, engineering, data science and observatory support. The chosen candidate will be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

HAA is a leading developer of instrumentation for Canada’s current and future ground- and space-based telescopes from optical through to radio wavelengths (e.g., CFHT, Gemini, TMT, ALMA, SKA). Its multi-disciplinary team includes project managers, optical, electrical, mechanical and systems engineers and technicians, signal processing experts and astronomers. Current major activities include participation in the development of optical/NIR spectrographs for Gemini including GHOST and GIRMOS, adaptive optics systems for multiple instruments on Gemini, the TMT and ELT, as well as multiple projects at radio wavelengths including correlator upgrades and central signal processing architectures for the SKA and ALMA. Alongside these facility projects, HAA maintains an active portfolio of small scale R&D activities, including the development of test benches and on-sky demonstrators on local telescopes, that provide a means for showcasing new technologies and methodologies aimed at advancing astronomical research.

The AO Developer will be someone who provides scientific and/or technical support and leadership to AO projects. They will be a member of the AO Team and will report to the AO Team Leader. The AO Team, which is part of the HAA Astronomy Technology Directorate (ATD), provides direct support to various on-going instrumentation projects and is also engaged in an ambitious R&D program that aims at developing cutting-edge technologies and methods for the next generation of AO systems that will support the long-range plans of the Canadian astronomical community.

Major facility AO instrument projects currently supported by the AO Team include TMT Narrow Field near-InfraRed AO System (NFIRAOS), The Gemini InfraRed Multi-Object Spectrograph (GIRMOS), the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) 2.0, and the GPI Calibration Unit (CAL) 2.0. The AO Team also supports the ATD Software Team in their effort to design and develop the Herzberg Extensible Adaptive optics Real-time Toolkit (HEART), a real-time control (RTC) software toolbox that can be easily adapted to control any AO instruments. HEART is slated to be deployed on the AO instruments mentioned above. It is also expected to equip the European Large Telescope (ELT) HIgh REsolution Spectrograph (HIRES) and the ELT Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY (MAORY).

Our AO R&D program aims at achieving technological breakthrough that will enable Canadian astronomers’ vision for new AO-assisted observational programs and that will significantly increase the scientific productivity of ground-based observatories. Our current AO R&D program focuses on key AO elements, including wavefront sensors (WFSs), deformable mirrors (DMs) and control. Current activities include technological developments such as advanced high-speed, low-noise NIR detectors and low-voltage deformable mirrors; developing novel WFSs such as non-linear wavefront sensors and novel algorithms, such as machine-learning based AO control. The technological readiness level of these developments are systematically increased by demonstrating them in the lab and on sky whenever possible. Our R&D program is supported by state-of-the-art modeling tools, two laboratories, one dedicated to general AO (AO Lab) and one dedicated to high-contrast imaging (New Earth Lab), and a local 1.2 m telescope with a Coudé room able to host on-sky experiments. The AO Team maintains extensive collaborations with partners from the international AO communities.

The AO Developer plays a leadership role in these cutting-edge science & technology projects. They work with enthusiastic, highly-invested colleagues from within the NRC and around the globe, all while representing Canada in high-profile international projects to build the biggest and most advanced scientific instruments in the world.

The AO Developer provides AO expertise at many levels, from inventing new concepts and leading their validations through R&D projects to commissioning multi-million dollar AO instruments at leading international observatories. Regular activities include improving AO modeling and simulation tools, providing technical guidance and critical analysis for designing new AO systems, providing leadership to AO projects, as well as supporting the fabrication, integration, testing and commissioning of AO instruments. The AO Developer usually works as part of highly multi-disciplinary teams that often comprises many skill levels, from under-graduate university students to senior engineers and scientists. They are encouraged to present their work in international workshops and conferences; publish their work in leading scientific journals; and develop collaborations within NRC, with Canadian universities and industries and with international partners

The initial appointment is of three (3) years duration. This is considered a term staff scientist position with all the associated benefits, including paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, accruable pension contributions and others. In addition to a highly competitive salary, the successful applicant will receive support for publications, observing and conference travel.

For more information on this job opportunity and to submit your application, visit our website at: Adaptive Optics Developer (nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)

NRC is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be made by 25 May 2022 via the process described at the URL provided.
Application Deadline: 25 May 2022

Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants

NRC: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Science Development for the CASTOR Mission

Deadline: March 25, 2022

The National Research Council of Canada’s Herzberg Astronomy and  Astrophysics Research Centre (NRC-HAA), is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who will join the CASTOR science team and contribute to updating the mission’s science goals, instrument modes, performance  specifications, data flows, survey strategies and observing schedule.

CASTOR is a proposed wide-field, 1m-aperture space telescope that will perform imaging, spectroscopy and precision photometry at ultraviolet  and blue-optical wavelengths. The mission was recently identified as Canada’s top priority in space astronomy in the 2020 Long Range Plan for Canadian Astronomy, and is the subject of multiple, ongoing scientific and technical studies by the Canadian Space Agency, NRC,  academia and industry. CASTOR’s science goals are diverse, and include  the solar system, exoplanets, galaxy and stellar evolution, time  domain astronomy, and cosmology. We therefore welcome applications from individuals having research experience in any of these fields.

A Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related discipline is required, as is a demonstrated record of research excellence in any of the fields to be addressed by the CASTOR mission. Experience in ultraviolet/optical  space astronomy, wide-field surveys, and space operations would be  considered assets but are not strictly required.  During the  appointment, the researcher will also have the opportunity to exploit  astronomical facilities administered by NRC-HAA and contribute to  forefront research projects conducted using those facilities.

The initial appointment is of two years duration. Although the hiring is at the postdoctoral level, this is considered a term staff  scientist position with all the associated benefits, including paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, accruable pension  contributions and others. In addition to a highly competitive salary, the successful applicant will receive support for publications, observing and conference travel.

To be eligible, applicants must have acquired their Ph.D. within the last three years, or expect to obtain their degree before taking up the position. For more information on this job opportunity and to submit your application, visit our website at: Postdoctoral  Fellowship, Science Development for the CASTOR Mission (nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)

Application Requirements
In order to be considered for the program please include the following in your application, please note that you will need to attach the required documents as per the list below when submitting your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from searches.
•    Resume
•    Statement of Interest in the project (maximum one page in length)
•    PhD Transcript – an electronic copy is sufficient, it does not have  to be an official version.
•    List of Publications
•    Three (3) letters of reference to be submitted directly to  patrick.cote@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

NRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Pour plus d’informations sur cette offre d’emploi et pour soumettre  votre candidature, visitez notre site web à l’adresse suivante :  Stagiaires de recherche postdoctorale, Développement scientifique de  la mission CASTOR (nrc-cnrc.gc.ca)

Related URLs:

For more information on the CASTOR mission, see:  https://www.castormission.org/

For more information on the staff and their research interests, see:
https://astroherzberg.org/

Electronics Technologist, Radio Instrumentation Support

City: Penticton
Organizational Unit: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Classification: TO-4
Tenure: Continuing
Language Requirements: English

Note
On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a mandatory vaccination policy across the federal public service.

The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the National Research Council requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act. You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.

The NRC Advantage
Great Minds. One Goal. Canada’s Success.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Our Inclusive Work Environment
Your work environment and tools will enable you to collaborate with your colleagues across Canada and the globe. We are committed to ensuring that each staff member promptly receives the accommodation they need to do their job and we understand the importance of work/life balance.

NRC employees enjoy a wide range of benefits that include comprehensive medical and dental, pension and insurance plans as well as annual vacation time and other leave. The NRC also offers learning and development opportunities. For more information, please visit our web site .

Your Challenge
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for an Electronics Technologist, Radio Instrumentation Support to support our Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA). The Electronics Technologist, Radio Instrumentation Support would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

We are looking for an Electronics Technologist, Radio Instrumentation Support to join a world-class team of scientists, engineers, and technologists in the development of new instrumentation for radio astronomy and support of existing facilities operated by NRC and its international partners at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO). DRAO is Canada’s National Facility for radio astronomy, operated by the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA).

The total staff complement of HAA is about 200 people, of whom 40 work at DRAO, comprising NRC employees and visiting workers from partner institutions. DRAO staff operate world-class radio telescopes on site, develop and build leading-edge radio telescope equipment and other facilities for international radio astronomy projects, and carry out scientific and engineering research. DRAO’s radio telescopes are currently the 7-element Synthesis Telescope (an array of 9-m antennas), the 26-m single antenna John A. Galt Telescope, two instruments dedicated to Solar flux monitoring (a redundant pair of 2-m narrow-band antennas plus a 4-m wide-band antenna), and the DVA2, a 15-m antenna employing a single-piece molded composite reflector that has achieved unprecedented surface precision. All are in the process of major upgrades, including the modernization of the Solar flux monitors and the Synthesis Telescope, the latter employing an entirely new digital backend and a novel approach to clocking/timing. DRAO is also home to the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), operated by a UBC-led consortium of Canadian universities.

The Electronics Technologist, Radio Instrumentation Support will proactively provide technical expertise in the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the DRAO telescopes, which are complex assemblages of custom analog, digital, and radio-frequency systems, operating with highly precise timing and sensitivity in order to capture faint cosmic radio emissions. Identifying and diagnosing faults, and repairing and/or modifying this equipment is a key responsibility of the position. The position also involves site-wide monitoring and mitigation of radio frequency interference (RFI), an essential element in maintaining an environment in which the radio telescopes can detect these emissions.

In addition, the Electronics Technologist, Radio Instrumentation Support, working with NRC and its partners, will assist with the development and construction of new radio astronomy instrumentation, ranging from adding new receivers to existing telescopes, to deploying cutting-edge new radio experiments, to commissioning unique radio telescopes. Major initiatives underway currently include the deployment of new wide-band receivers on DVA2, the Galt Telescope, and the Synthesis Telescope; experimentation with wide-band RFI detectors; the construction of a 4-m spinning antenna for the UBC-led Canadian Galactic Emission Mapper (CGEM); and the construction of the Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio-transient Detector (CHORD), a large project in collaboration with McGill University, the University of Toronto, the University of Calgary, and the Perimeter Institute, which will build and deploy a 512-element array of 6-m antennas at DRAO over the next four years.

DRAO lies in a rural environment 24 km south of Penticton, BC, the nearest major centre, which has a population of 33,000, and 84 km south of Kelowna, BC, a city of 180,000. The site has one large building complex, occupied by laboratories and offices, as well as telescope buildings, fabrication shops, garages, equipment buildings, and storage buildings.

Screening Criteria
**As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority may be given to candidates who self-identify.

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education
Diploma from a 2400-hour Electronics Engineering Technology Program. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

Experience
• *Recent experience in the design, fabrication, and testing of analog and digital radio-frequency circuits and systems in a team environment;
• Recent experience in the operation, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of complex electronic systems in a team environment; and
• Recent experience working with suppliers and vendors in the procurement of electronic components and supplies.

*Recent refers to experience acquired within the past 5 years.

Condition of Employment
Reliability Status

All employees of the National Research Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Language Requirements
English

Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
• Strong abilities in communications principles, and analog and digital radio frequency electronics and devices;
• Strong abilities in trouble-shooting techniques to test and diagnose faults to the component level in complex electronic systems;
• Strong abilities in fabrication techniques used for electronic circuits and devices and their housings, including soldering, and use of common machine-shop tools such as drills, drill presses, saws, and sheet-metal brakes and benders;
• Strong abilities in operating specialized software for computer-aided design of mechanical and electronic components, such as Solidworks;
• Strong abilities in operating laboratory instruments, including oscilloscopes, network analysers, and spectrum analysers, and interfacing them to computers for making complex measurements; and
• Technical documentation skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely.

The following competencies will be considered assets:

• Abilities using electronic motor drives and control systems;
• Abilities using modern computer languages such as C, C++, Java, or Python;
• Abilities using real-time programming and/or operating systems; and
• Knowledge of test procedures for evaluating radio frequency interference.

Behavioural Competencies
• Research Technician/Technologist – Creative thinking (Level 3)
• Research Technician/Technologist – Results orientation (Level 3)
• Research Technician/Technologist – Communication (Level 2)
• Research Technician/Technologist – Initiative (Level 3)
• Research Technician/Technologist – Teamwork (Level 2)
• NRC-Wide – Valuing people (Level 1)
• Technology extension – Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)
For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profiles: Research Technician/Technologist; Technology Extension; NRC-Wide

View all competency profiles

Relocation
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.

Compensation
From $73,744 to $94,839 per annum.

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

Notes
• A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
• Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
• The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
• We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (15534) to:
E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Telephone: 438-455-5335
Closing Date: 31 January 2022 – 23:59 Eastern Time

Research Associate in Radio Astronomy: Covington Fellowship

City: Penticton
Organizational Unit: Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Classification: RO
Tenure: Term
Duration: 2 years

Language Requirements: English

Note

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a mandatory vaccination policy across the federal public service.

The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the National Research Council requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.  You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada’s Success.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Our Inclusive Work Environment

Your work environment and tools will enable you to collaborate with your colleagues across Canada and the globe. We are committed to ensuring that each staff member promptly receives the accommodation they need to do their job and we understand the importance of work/life balance.
NRC employees enjoy a wide range of benefits that include comprehensive medical and dental, pension and insurance plans as well as annual vacation time and other leave. The NRC also offers learning and development opportunities. For more information, please visit our website .

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for an early-career Research Associate in Radio Astronomy to support our Radio Astronomy team within the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (HAA). The Research Associate in Radio Astronomy would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding recent doctoral graduate in astronomy or astrophysics who is highly motivated to exploit facilities administered by NRC for Canadian astronomers and contributes to projects underway at NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre. We are particularly seeking a candidate with research interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Observational Cosmology;
  • Transient and highly variable sources, including pulsars & fast radio bursts;
  • Magnetic fields in the Milky Way Galaxy;
  • Wide-field radio continuum surveys;
  • Polarization observations;
  • Observations of nearby galaxies;
  • Radio instrumentation.

The successful candidate will be expected to make use of radio facilities at DRAO (Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory), including the Galt 26m telescope, the Synthesis Telescope, the 18-m DVA2, and CHIME, as well as radio instrumentation around the world, such as the Jansky VLA, ALMA, GBT, ATCA, Arecibo, LOFAR, MWA, ASKAP, and MeerKAT.  DRAO is a full partner in the CHORD telescope, whose core array will be located at DRAO, and is actively engaged in technical research and development for cutting-edge instruments including CHORD, the SKA, and ALMA.  The successful candidate will have many opportunities to work closely with our engineering and technical staff as well as local astronomers.

The successful candidate is expected to work independently and perform original research as well as work in collaboration with NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics staff members associated with projects most relevant to his or her area of expertise. Additionally, the candidate is expected to actively engage with the Canadian astronomy community in support of community use of Canada’s astronomy facilities. The candidate will be expected to organize the DRAO seminar series.

The work is performed in a stimulating, collegial environment. The Research Associate will have access to the astronomical facilities operated by NRC, as well as to other facilities with open competition. Travel for the purposes of collaboration and professional meetings is strongly encouraged.

Candidates with strong instrumentation backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For background information on the RA program, please go to: Research Associate Program (canada.ca) .

Screening Criteria

**As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority may be given to candidates who self-identify.

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

As part of the Research Associate Program you must have received your Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next six (6) months.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

Experience

  • Five years or less experience in astrophysics, beyond the Ph.D;
  • Experience in conducting original scientific research in radio astrophysics, demonstrated by published papers in the refereed scientific literature;
  • Experience with radio interferometry/aperture synthesis and/or single dish techniques; and
  • Experience with instrumentation would be considered an asset.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

All employees of the National Research Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Expert knowledge of astrophysics;
  • Expert knowledge of observational techniques in radio astronomy, and of associated data reduction techniques and/or of theoretical modeling and interpretation of such data;
  • The ability to conceive, conduct and publish independent astrophysical research of international calibre;
  • The ability to work collaboratively;
  • Advanced knowledge at other wavelengths e.g. x-ray, ultraviolet, optical, IR, would be an asset; and
  • Advanced knowledge of radio instrumentation would be an asset.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research – Communication (Level 2)
  • Research – Creative thinking (Level 2)
  • Research – Teamwork (Level 2)
  • NRC-Wide – Valuing people (Level 1)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profiles: ResearchNRC-Wide

View all competency profiles

Relocation

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.

Compensation

The intent of this hiring action is to staff through the Research Associate (RA) Program at the AsRO level, which is an early-career level position with a salary range of $73,133 to $101,569.

NOTE: Salary determination will be based on a review of the candidate’s expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative to the requirements of the level.  As a guide, the current annual PhD recruiting rate is $73,133.

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

Notes

Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for the Research Associate program please include the following in your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from searches.
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Transcript
• Two letters of recommendation
• Research proposal no longer than 3 pages. The proposal should highlight areas that are relevant to one or more of the research areas mentioned above.

When submitting your application you can include the required documents in any attachment field such as «Second language evaluation results» or «Other attachments».

In addition, applicants who best meet the requirements of the position will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation at a later stage of the competition process – specific instructions will be provided.

The initial appointment is of two years duration, may commence in fall 2022 and may be extended for one further year (subject to performance and availability of funds).

• Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
• The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
• We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (15845) to:

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

Telephone: 438-455-5335

Closing Date: 31 January 2022 – 23:59 Eastern Time

For more information on career tools and other resources, check out Career tools and resources

*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.

Western University: Probationary (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Physics & Astronomy

Name: Dana Hambly
Email address: p-a.search@uwo.ca
Affiliation: Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western University

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at Western University is pleased to announce a search for a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2022.

Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning. As a community leader we understand that our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization are mutually supporting and contribute to our pursuit of research excellence. 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, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Applicants must possess a PhD in Physics or Astronomy, or a closely related area. The successful candidate will have a research focus in Physics or Astronomy, broadly defined. They will have an outstanding record of research in the form of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements, as appropriate for their career path and stage. Evidence of research impact and an emerging international research reputation will be considered strong assets, as will the ability to attract external research funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and research supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated and/or potential for effectiveness in teaching and mentorship is important and applicants should provide evidence of other high-impact learning experiences.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the University and the profession. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as evidence of leadership potential, will be considered assets.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a research-intensive department in Western’s Faculty of Science, and has expertise in both theoretical and experimental astronomy and physics. The Department is responsible for both undergraduate and graduate programs in physics and astronomy. The Department is home to 35 full-time faculty members, with most engaged in externally-funded, theoretical or laboratory- based scientific research.

A complete application consists of:

• Cover letter addressing how the candidate’s expertise fits this position and complements existing strengths in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western
• Curriculum vitae including publication list
• Statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post- secondary education, community-based or other professional settings in physics and astronomy, preferably no more than 2 pages
• Research statement, preferably three pages or less highlighting your past, current, and future research plans
• Statement on your teaching and mentoring philosophy or experience,
• Contact information for 3 letters of reference
• Completed application form, available at https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf
• Western recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had and to submit a full career or extended CV
• Applicants who would like to self-identify in one the designated groups can choose to self- identify in their cover letter

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: https://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/policies_procedures/section3/mapp311_covid19.pdf

The Application package can be submitted via email in a single PDF file to:
Dr. Robert Sica, Department and Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western University
London Ontario, Canada
E-mail: p-a.search@uwo.ca

Consideration of applications will begin on January 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact
Emily Adams at eadams29@uwo.ca

CITA Faculty Position: Associate Professor – Theoretical Astrophysics

THIS POSTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a national centre hosted in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Theoretical Astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Theoretical Astrophysics or a related area, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose interests complement and enhance existing strengths in the Institute. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments (including the supervision of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students), and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference.

The successful candidate will have a record demonstrating scientific leadership and innovation throughout their career, as evidenced in their application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For information about CITA, please visit https://www.cita.utoronto.ca.

CITA is the only national astrophysics theory institute in the world. CITA’s mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge in all domains of astrophysics. CITA faculty help train the next generation of scholars at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral stage in Canada and abroad to attain the highest level of rigour and creativity. CITA is also actively engaged with multiple observational experiments aimed at testing theoretical ideas including (but not limited to) CCAT-p, CHIME/CHORD, SDSS-V, CMB-S4, and the MegaMapper.

The present complement of research staff in CITA includes 7 faculty and over 25 research fellows and a national network of faculty, postdocs, and students across Canada. The unique research environment at CITA is enhanced by close ties to the 23 faculty, 15 postdocs, and graduate students in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics and the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Gravity and the Extreme Universe Program within the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a public University, the UofT further offers the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship at all levels. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the submission guidelines link below. Applicants must submit

– a cover letter
– a current curriculum vitae
– a research statement outlining current and future research interests
– one to three publications of which the candidate is particularly proud
– a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

CITA is committed to an equitable and diverse academic environment where scholars can flourish and thrive through freedom of thought. Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to these principles and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references are submitted 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. All inquiries about this position should be sent to facultysearch@cita.utoronto.ca using the subject line “Faculty Search”.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Nov. 29, 2021 (Open Until Filled).

Click here to apply.

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.

CITA Faculty Position: Assistant Professor – Theoretical Astrophysics

THIS POSTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED

The Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a national centre hosted in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Theoretical Astrophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Theoretical Astrophysics or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose interests complement and enhance existing strengths in the Institute. 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, which can be demonstrated by a record of high-impact contributions and publications (past or forthcoming) in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For information about CITA, please visit https://www.cita.utoronto.ca.

CITA is the only national astrophysics theory institute in the world. CITA’s mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge in all domains of astrophysics. CITA faculty help train the next generation of scholars at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral stage in Canada and abroad to attain the highest level of rigour and creativity. CITA is also actively engaged with multiple observational experiments aimed at testing theoretical ideas including (but not limited to) CCAT-p, CHIME/CHORD, SDSS-V, CMB-S4, and the MegaMapper.

The present complement of research staff in CITA includes 7 faculty and over 25 research fellows and a national network of faculty, postdocs, and students across Canada. The unique research environment at CITA is enhanced by close ties to the 23 faculty, 15 postdocs, and graduate students in the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics and the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Gravity and the Extreme Universe Program within the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching. As a public University, the UofT further offers the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population and actively encourages innovative scholarship at all levels. The Greater Toronto Area offers exceptional cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the submission guidelines link below. Applicants must submit

– a cover letter
– a current curriculum vitae
– a research statement outlining current and future research interests
– one to three publications of which the candidate is particularly proud
– a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

CITA is committed to an equitable and diverse academic environment where scholars can flourish and thrive through freedom of thought. Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to these principles and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references are submitted 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. All enquiries about this position should be sent to facultysearch@cita.utoronto.ca using the subject line “Faculty Search”.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by Nov. 29, 2021 (Open Until Filled).

Click here to apply.

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

Western University: Probationary (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at Western University is pleased to announce a search for a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2022.

Western recognizes that our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is central to the University’s mandate as a research-intensive institution of higher learning. As a community leader we understand that our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization are mutually supporting and contribute to our pursuit of research excellence. 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, persons with disabilities, women, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Applicants must possess a PhD in Physics or Astronomy, or a closely related area. The successful candidate will have a research focus in Physics or Astronomy, broadly defined. They will have an outstanding record of research in the form of publications in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, awards, invited talks and other scholarly achievements, as appropriate for their career path and stage. Evidence of research impact and an emerging international research reputation will be considered strong assets, as will the ability to attract external research funding.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and research supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated and/or potential for effectiveness in teaching and mentorship is important and applicants should provide evidence of other high-impact learning experiences.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the University and the profession. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as evidence of leadership potential, will be considered assets.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a research-intensive department in Western’s Faculty of Science, and has expertise in both theoretical and experimental astronomy and physics. The Department is responsible for both undergraduate and graduate programs in physics and astronomy. The Department is home to 35 full-time faculty members, with most engaged in externally-funded, theoretical or laboratory- based scientific research.

A complete application consists of:

• Cover letter addressing how the candidate’s expertise fits this position and complements existing strengths in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western
• Curriculum vitae including publication list
• Statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post- secondary education, community-based or other professional settings in physics and astronomy, preferably no more than 2 pages
• Research statement, preferably three pages or less highlighting your past, current, and future research plans
• Statement on your teaching and mentoring philosophy or experience,
• Contact information for 3 letters of reference
• Completed application form, available at https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf
• Western recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had and to submit a full career or extended CV
• Applicants who would like to self-identify in one the designated groups can choose to self- identify in their cover letter

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: https://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/policies_procedures/section3/mapp311_covid19.pdf

The Application package can be submitted via email in a single PDF file to:
Dr. Robert Sica, Department and Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Western University
London Ontario, Canada
E-mail: p-a.search@uwo.ca

Consideration of applications will begin on January 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact
Emily Adams at eadams29@uwo.ca

Postdoctoral Fellow in Near Field Cosmology and Galactic Archeology

The University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral research position with Prof. Ting Li and members of her group in the areas of near-field cosmology. The postdoc will lead and participate in observational or data-driven projects broadly relating to Milky Way?s stellar halo, nearby dwarf galaxies, and dark matter astrophysics, using photometric and/or spectroscopic data from large surveys or other telescope resources (see below). Researchers working on comparison between simulations and observations will also be considered.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be members of SDSS-V, Dark Energy Survey (DES), Dark Energy Spectroscopic Experiment (DESI), Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey (S5) and DECam Local Volume Exploration Survey (DELVE). Other resources include on-going programs with Magellan Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Anglo-Australia Telescope, etc. Inquires about the position should be directed to ting.li@astro.utoronto.ca

Required qualifications: Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field at the time of appointment.

The nominal start date is Sept 1, 2022. Earlier or later start dates are negotiable depending on availability of the applicant. The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year upon satisfactory performance. The position comes with an annual starting salary of CAD $68,000 plus benefits, relocation assistance, and a research allowance.

The University of Toronto is home to the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Dunlap Institute, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Center for Planetary Sciences (CPS), which together host over 130 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observation, computation and theory. 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.

Application instructions: All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), and a statement of research interests and accomplishments (no more than 3 pages); please combine all application materials into a single PDF attachment. Also include the contact information of three people who may be asked to provide a reference. All materials including the reference letters should be sent to ting.li@astro.utoronto.ca with Postdoc Application for [LAST NAME-FIRST NAME]? in the subject heading.

Closing date: For full consideration, please submit application materials by Jan 15th, 2022.

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.

Software Research Positions for Rubin Observatory Science Collaboration Pipeline Support

Canadian Rubin Consortium

Application Submission: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20564

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: December 17th, 2021

Email Address for Inquiries: hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca

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The Canadian Rubin Consortium is offering five positions to work on pipeline development in Science Collaborations of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, a telescope that is under construction in Chile, set to start scientific observations in 2023. The Canadian Rubin Fellows will be embedded in the Transient and Variable Stars (TVS) Science Collaboration, the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), the Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) Science Collaboration, the Galaxies Science Collaboration and the Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC).

The appointees are expected to contribute to the success of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Science Collaborations via the development of relevant software, pipeline development and data processing at the University of Waterloo (research areas: DESC & Galaxies), University of Toronto (research areas: TVS & DESC), Bishop’s University (AGN) and the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre (SSSC). Applicants can apply to all positions with one application – however please state which positions you wish to be considered for.

49% of the research time for each position will be directly related to pipeline development for the relevant science collaborations, and the remaining 51% will be devoted to scientific postdoctoral research.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the individual hosts listed below for additional information on the relevant Rubin Science Collaborations before submitting their application, and to contact Prof. Renée Hložek (hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca) for information about the positions more generally.

INFORMATION ON THE SPECIFIC RUBIN SCIENCE COLLABORATION POSITIONS

The position at Bishop’s University will be focused primarily on AGN variability, including image differencing and alert pipelines for extreme variability events. Bishop’s University is located in Sherbrooke, Québec, and is a historic English-language university in the bilingual setting of the Eastern Townships region of Québec. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has particular strengths in astronomy and relativity. For more information, please contact Prof. John Ruan at  jruan@ubishops.ca.

There are two potential positions at the University of Waterloo: one focused on software pipeline development for the Rubin Galaxies Science Collaboration, and the other focused on pipeline development for weak lensing dark energy science in DESC. The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics consists of 14 research-active faculty members, with vibrant visitor and meeting programs. Research is undertaken in several areas including cosmology, large-scale structure, CMB, gravitational lensing, black holes, galaxies, clusters, quasars and sub-mm astronomy.  In addition to Rubin (Professors Balogh, Hudson and Percival are LSST Data Rights holders), faculty at Waterloo are engaged with related current and future astronomical survey projects including Euclid, DESI, FYST, CASTOR and UNIONS. Waterloo is a picturesque city located 94 km from Toronto, and is a major centre of technology, innovation and discovery. For more information please contact Prof. Michael Balogh at mbalogh@uwaterloo.ca.

The positions at the University of Toronto will focus on software pipeline development for the Rubin Transient and Variable Stars Collaboration with Prof. Maria Drout, and transient alert pipeline development for the Dark Energy Science Collaboration with Prof. Renée Hložek. The University of Toronto’s astronomy units, namely the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DADDAA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics together host more than 150 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observations, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute pursues groundbreaking astronomical research across the electromagnetic spectrum, through innovative approaches to instrumentation, data-driven science and observations, alongside a substantive commitment to outreach and training. Successful candidates will also benefit from the close proximity to the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), a renowned National theory institute. 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. For more information, please contact Prof. Renée Hložek at hlozek@dunlap.utoronto.ca.

The position with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) will be hosted by the University of Victoria, with office space and compute resources provided by the Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre. This position will focus on pipeline development for the Solar System Science Collaboration. The pipeline work will be overseen by Dr. Wesley Fraser. Solar System research at NRC Herzberg focuses on observational studies of the icy denizens of the outer Solar System. The DAO maintains and operates Canada’s largest and most powerful observatories. Staff at the DAO provide extensive data management and analysis tools through our Canadian Astronomy Data Centre, support activities at international observatories, and develop advanced astronomical instruments with industrial partners. The Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Centre is located in Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its outdoor activities and scenery. For more information, please contact Dr. Wesley Fraser at wesley.fraser@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. The other selection criteria for these positions are demonstrated experience in processing of large astronomical surveys, pipelines or catalogs; and evidence of proficiency in oral and written communication and collaborative software development.  Additional desirable but not essential criteria are: prior expertise in high performance computing; and a demonstrated ability to supervise research students. The initial appointment for each position will be for two years, with the possibility of further extensions.

The salary for each position is dependent on research experience and qualifications, but will be competitive with cost of living in the various locations hosting the fellows. Each position includes generous benefits, an annual research allowance, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds.

The Canadian Rubin Consortium is committed to supporting fellows in inclusive and flexible workplaces. We encourage applications from qualified applicants of all sexual orientations and gender expressions, racialized people, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. Subject to immigration regulations, the successful candidate will be given the option to take up the position as a part-time appointment if needed (e.g., for parental leave). Such a request need not be made as part of a candidate’s initial application.

The nominal starting date for all these positions is October 1, 2022. All application materials must be submitted online at AcademicJobsOnline by December 17, 2021. Applicants should submit (in PDF format): a cover letter explicitly addressing the above selection criteria; a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a one-page summary of future research interests. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference (on letterhead and signed) uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers by December 17, 2021.

To apply online, please go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20564

For the positions in the University of Toronto:

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.