Postdoctoral Position in Time Domain or Stellar Astrophysics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Toronto
Department Name: 
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Job Announcement Text: 

The University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral research position with Prof. Maria R. Drout in the areas of time domain or stellar astrophysics. The postdoc will lead and participate in observational or data-driven projects broadly relating to the evolution and fate of stellar systems. Specific areas may include (but are not limited to), supernova, peculiar transients, resolved stellar populations, binary systems, and EM counterparts to gravitational wave sources.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to be members of SDSS-V, the Young Supernova Experiment, and/or the KMTNet Supernova survey. Other resources include on-going programs with Gemini, Magellan, the VLA, Chandra, Swift, and HST. Applicants with previous experience with wide-field time domain surveys, multi-wavelength follow-up of transients, stellar populations in large astronomical datasets, stellar spectroscopy, or analysis of high-cadence stellar light curves are particularly encouraged to apply.

The nominal start date is Sept 1, 2021. Earlier or later start dates are negotiable depending on availability of the applicant. The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon satisfactory performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience, and the position includes benefits, relocation assistance, and a research allowance. Applicants must have earned a PhD in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field at the time of appointment.

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, CV and publication list, brief statement of research interests and qualifications (3 pages), and arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent directly. All materials should be sent to with “PDF Application for [LAST NAME-FIRST NAME]” in the subject heading. Applicants to the Dunlap Fellowship (2020-2021 cycle) who wish to also be considered for this position need only submit a cover letter.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 18, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Maria Drout
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
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