Postdoctoral Fellowships Extragalactic Astronomy & Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Waterloo
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
200 University Avenue West
City: 
Waterloo
State/Province: 
Ontario
Zip/Postal: 
N2L3G1
Country: 
Canada
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

 The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for several postdoctoral positions to start October 2018. The astronomy group at the University of Waterloo consists of 15 research-active faculty members, and is currently expanding due to major new investment. As part of this, it is likely that a new centre for astronomy and cosmology will soon be formed within the University. Research is undertaken in several areas including cosmology, large-scale structure, CMB, gravitational lensing, black holes, galaxies, clusters, quasars and sub-mm astronomy, with interests in a number of future experiments including Euclid, CCAT, CFIS, and LSST (https://uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-and-gravitation). The group has a close connection to the Perimeter Institute (https://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/), which is located just a short walk away.

   As part of the expansion of astronomy at the University of Waterloo, we are looking to hire postdoctoral fellows and postdoctoral researchers. We welcome applications for fellowship positions from excellent candidates in any field of astronomy and cosmology that would enhance the research program of the department. Fellows would be expected to undertake a program of original research either independently or in collaboration with others in the group. 

   In addition, we are looking to hire one or more postdoctoral research assistants to work on topics in observational cosmology and large-scale structure, and are keen to hear from candidates who are involved in, or desire to work with data from experiments including DES, eBOSS, DESI, Euclid, and LSST. Appropriate candidates are welcome to send in a single application for both research fellow and research assistant positions.  The positions will be held initially for two years, extendable to three years upon mutual agreement.

   Candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of proposed research, and ask three referees to send letters of recommendation before the closing date of December 1, 2017 via email to: physics@uwaterloo.ca. Informal inquiries about these positions can be made to Will Percival (will.percival@uwaterloo.ca).

   The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Will Percival
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
University of Waterloo
Department Name: 
Physics & Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
200 University Avenue West
City: 
Waterloo
State/Province: 
Ontario
Zip/Postal Code: 
N2L3G1
Country: 
Canada
Phone: 
519-888-4567
Email: 
physics@uwaterloo.ca
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Will Percival
Subject: 
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Email: 
will.percival@uwaterloo.ca