Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Large-Survey Spectroscopy at the University of Toronto. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Jo Bovy and as a member of the SDSS-V collaboration to develop and run the Milky Way Mapper spectroscopic data reduction and abundance analysis pipeline and to work on the scientific exploitation of the SDSS-V data. The main areas of interest of the group are Milky-Way formation and evolution with Gaia and APOGEE, high-resolution spectroscopic data analysis, dark matter astrophysics, Milky Way dynamics with Gaia, and the application of machine-learning techniques to problems in these areas.
The appointment is expected to start by September 1, 2021. Candidates must possess a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics and have demonstrated experience in the reduction and analysis of spectroscopic data. Experience in working with large-survey data is highly desirable. The initial appointment will be for two years; depending on availability of funds and performance, a one-year extension is possible. The position comes with a competitive salary of at least $65,000, commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should submit a statement of research interests and accomplishments of no more than 3 pages and a CV (including list of publications); 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. Review of applications will start on January 15, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 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.