Postdoctoral Positions for CHIME/FRB VLBI Localization

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
McGill University
Department Name: 
Department of Physics
Street Line 1: 
3600 University Street
Job Announcement Text: 

The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst (FRB)  Project (see seeks applications for one or two postdoctoral positions to  focus on developing VLBI capability for the localization of radio transients detected by the CHIME/FRB instrument.

A successful candidate will hold a PhD and have published in a relevant field, including but not limited to observational FRB detection, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, pulsar astronomy, and general radio astronomy. The candidate must be technically minded, have strong programming skills, be goal oriented, a strong communicator, and able to work well in a team. Instrumentalists and observers are encouraged to apply.

The postdoc(s) will be based at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in the Department of Physics and McGill Space Institute. The position may require frequent travel to telescope sites and partner institutions.

As part of this position, the successful candidate will also be an active  member in the McGill Space Institute and in the Department of  Physics,  participating in regular group meetings, attending and  participating in MSI and departmental discussions and talks, as well as  assisting in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.   Participation in organization and running of outreach events as part of our active AstroMcGill program is encouraged but not required.

The position may commence immediately (start date is negotiable). Salary will be commensurate with experience and be competitive with leading international research centers. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2019. 


To apply:

  • send a cover letter including a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and significant research contributions (no page limit) as a single PDF document with filename "firstname_lastname_CHIME_FRB_VLBI.pdf" to Dr. Patrick Boyle, Project Manager  <>  with subject "CHIME/FRB VLBI Postdoc Application"
  • and ask three references to email letters of recommendation directly to the same address with subject "CHIME/FRB VLBI Postdoc Reference"

Exceptional candidates are encouraged to apply for a McGill Astrophysics Fellowship (see posting in AAS job register, in tandem with their applications for this position.


McGill is an English speaking university located in the heart of downtown Montreal, a bilingual multicultural city with a European flavour. McGill is one of Canada's leading research universities. 

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: 
Friday, November 15, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Patrick Boyle
CHIME/FRB Project Manager
McGill University
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Matt Dobbs
CHIME FRB Outriggers Postdoctoral Positions