We invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics to be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University. These are made possible in part by the endowment of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill.
The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes fifteen active faculty members. The group’s research spans theory, observations, and instrumentation, in the fields of cosmology, large scale structure, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. More information on these research areas can be found at:
We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group and the McGill Space Institute (MSI) which brings together several different areas of space-related research across the University.
The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics or cosmology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at McGill. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact potential supervisors ahead of time; while not strictly required, most successful candidates in the past have done so.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages), and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline. Optionally, applicants may wish to discuss examples of leadership and/or how they expect to contribute positively to the MSI community in their cover letter. Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship and state potential McGill Astrophysics faculty supervisors in their cover letter.
The following opportunities are also available at McGill:
CITA National Fellowships at McGill University, deadline November 13.
The McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, deadline December 3, particularly (but not exclusively) for those who are interested in interdisciplinary research.
A single application is sufficient to apply for both the MSI fellowship and the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship; the intended fellowships must be clearly indicated in the cover letter. For the CITA National Fellowship and Canada Fellowship, a separate application must be submitted – refer to the job posting for instructions, deadline November 13).
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, and will be for two years with a possible renewal for a third year, dependent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline of December 3, 2020.
McGill University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the community. We welcome applications from: women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.
Postdoctoral researchers at McGill enjoy a comprehensive benefits package