Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill

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Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
McGill University
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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 14 active faculty members. Research in our group covers theory, observations, and instrumentation, in cosmology, CMB, large-scale structure, galaxy clusters, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gravitational lensing, high energy astrophysics, including ground-based gamma-ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, including multiwavelength observations of magnetars, radio pulsars and accreting neutron stars, radio transients, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. Further 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 interdisciplinary McGill Space Institute.

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 (deadline November 30) and those interested in theoretical work should consider applying for the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (deadline October 30). A single copy of the application materials may be submitted and the intended fellowships indicated in the cover letter.

This position offers a competitive salary and will be for two years, with a possible renewal for a third year, contingent 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, 2017.

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.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Dr. Kelly Lepo
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill