Postdoctoral Fellow-Data science applied to astrophysics and particle astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Queen's University, Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
64 Bader Lane
Street Line 2: 
Stirling Hall
City: 
Kingston
State/Province: 
ON
Zip/Postal: 
K7L 3N6
Country: 
Canada
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute at Queen's University (https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the application of data science to particle astrophysics and astrophysics. The successful candidate will have an interest and expertise in the use of advanced statistical techniques, such as machine learning, to model data from particle astrophysics experiments and/or observational astronomy. The position will have a specific focus on research in neutrino physics, the nature of dark matter, and multi-messenger astronomy. The successful candidate will collaborate with members of the Queen's Particle Astrophysics group and serve as a central point of contact for the coordinated implementation of data science techniques across the broad range of experiments in which the group participates. The successful candidate will also contribute to activities in the Department that are related to machine learning and data science.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics/Statistics or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Experience in applying data science techniques in particle physics or astrophysics will be considered a strong asset.

The original appointment will be for two years, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020, and the salary range shall be $50,000-$60,000, but shall be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also receive a small discretionary research bursary to cover costs such as travel to conferences.

Applicants should submit: • Cover letter • Statement of research interests and experience • A CV with a list of publications • 3 letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that legitimate career interruption can have on a record of research. If applicable, the University encourages candidates to explain within their application the impact that career interruption has had on their record. Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Larry Widrow (widrow@queensu.ca) or Prof. Ryan Martin (ryan.martin@queensu.ca), to whom the successful candidate will report. This Postdoctoral Fellow position at Queen’s University is governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and PSAC Local 901, Unit 2, which can be found here https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/psac-local-901-unit-2/collective....

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$37815.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$47815.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

This Postdoctoral Fellow position at Queen’s University is governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and PSAC Local 901, Unit 2, which can be found here https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/psac-local-901-unit-2/collective....

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Larry Widrow
Title: 
Professor of Physics
Institution/Company: 
McDonald Institute
Department Name: 
Physics Department
Street Line 1: 
64 Bader Lane
Street Line 2: 
Stirling Hall
City: 
Kingston
State/Province: 
ON
Zip/Postal Code: 
K7K 0B2
Country: 
Canada
Phone: 
6139295980
Email: 
widrow@queensu.ca
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
McDonald Institute
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr. Larry Widrow
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Fellow-Data science applied to astrophysics and particle astrophysics
Email: 
widrow@queensu.ca