Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral researchers in galaxy/black hole co-evolution at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
The successful applicant will work closely with Drs. Tracy Webb and Daryl Haggard at the McGill Space Institute/Department of Physics, and Dr. Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo at the University of Montreal. The research program will be broadly focused on observational aspects of the interplay between massive galaxies and their central supermassive black holes at high redshift, with a fraction of the time devoted to independent research. A strong background in any of the following particular areas is preferred: (1) stellar mass measurements of high-redshift galaxies; (2) the observation of AGN and/or galaxy clusters at X-ray and/or radio wavelengths; and (3) optical spectroscopy or morphology of high-redshift galaxies. The successful applicant is also expected to have excellent communication skills, a strong publication record, and an interest in working within a team environment with collaborators of all levels.
The position will begin on or before September 1, 2018 and will offer a competitive salary. A PhD in astrophysics or related field is required by the start date. The appointment is for two years with a third year renewable pending availability of funds and mutual agreement. Applicants should submit, as a single PDF file, (1) a cover letter, (2) a research statement, (3) a curriculum vitae, and arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The research statement should demonstrate how the applicant’s expertise and interests align with those of the three faculty members mentioned above. Full consideration will be given to applications received before December 1, 2017.
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes 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.