We invite applications for multiple 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 fourteen 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. Further information on these research areas can be found at http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/research/astro.html
We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group (http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/research/thep.html) and the McGill Space Institute (MSI, http://msi.mcgill.ca) 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 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.
Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship and state potential McGill Astrophysics faculty supervisors in their cover letter. Applicants, especially those interested in interdisciplinary research, should also consider applying for the McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12351, deadline November 30) and those interested in theoretical work should consider applying for the CITA Fellowships at McGill University. To apply for both the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship and MSI fellowship, a single application is sufficient; the intended fellowships should be 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 (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c3f0003d, deadline November 10).
This position offers a competitive salary 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 November 30, 2018.
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity within its community. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.