Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in star formation research beginning in September 2020 to work with Professors Sarah Sadavoy and Laura Fissel in the Queen’s star formation group (QStar) at Queen’s University. The position will be initially for two years, plus a possible one-year extension contingent on funding and performance.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with ground-breaking large surveys of dust polarization to study the role of magnetic fields in molecular clouds, filaments, and protostellar disks. These include observations from the BLAST-TNG balloon-borne polarimeter, TolTEC on the Large Millimeter Telescope, POL-2 on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, and ALMA. We also welcome applicants with experience making synthetic observations or constructing theoretical models that can be compared to observations.
The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with Profs. Fissel and Sadavoy, but will have significant freedom to direct their research. Applicants are required to have a PhD in physics or astronomy prior to starting the postdoctoral fellowship. The salary for the position will be $60,000 CAD per year, plus benefits and a generous research allowance.
Candidates should submit an application (in a single PDF file) that includes (1) a cover letter indicating collaboration with QStar, (2) a statement of research interests of not more than three pages including references, (3) a current Curriculum Vitae, (4) and a publication list. Applicants should also arrange for at least two letters of reference to be submitted (with the applicant’s name in the subject line). For full consideration, submit all application materials and letters of recommendation by Dec. 9, 2019 to email@example.com.
Queen’s University is located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario, a short train ride from Toronto and Montreal. Queen’s is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities, and the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, & Astronomy at Queen's University has significant expertise in astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter physics and optics, engineering and applied physics, and particle astrophysics and hosts the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Institute.
Employment Equity: Queen’s University invites applications from all qualified candidates. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Dr. Robert Knobel at firstname.lastname@example.org.