The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME, http://www.chime-experiment.ca) recently saw first light and is now in its commissioning, calibration and analysis phase. CHIME was conceived to map the 21 cm emission line of hydrogen over a good fraction of the observable universe to form a 3-dimensional map that will be used to measure the expansion history of the universe.
The core CHIME universities, University of British Columbia, McGill University, and University of Toronto, seek exceptional postdoctoral research candidates to play leading roles in the commissioning, operations and data analysis for CHIME cosmology. The successful applicant(s) will have a strong research record in analysis, observation, or experimental work and may be based at any of the CHIME institutions. Candidates should have a PhD in physics or astronomy.
The position(s) may commence immediately (start date is negotiable). Salary will be commensurate with experience and be competitive with leading international research centres. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2018.
- send a cover letter including a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages, pdf format) and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and significant research contributions (no page limit, pdf format) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-and ask three references to email letters of recommendation directly to the same address.
We hire on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The CHIME project is committed to diversity and equity within its community. We especially welcome applications from: women, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons of North America, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The successful candidate(s) will be employee at one or more of the partner universities and subject to the collective agreement(s) of those institutions.