JWST Postdoctoral Fellowship (iREx)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Institute for Research on Exoplanets
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Université de Montréal
Street Line 2: 
1375 Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux
City: 
Montréal
State/Province: 
Québec
Zip/Postal: 
H2V 0B3
Country: 
Canada
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institut for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal, is seeking applications for a postdoctoral position to join the NIRISS instrument team for the James Webb Space Telescope in order to contribute to the analysis and publication of NEAT observations (NIRISS Exploration of the Atmospheric diversity of Transiting exoplanets). NEAT is a large 200-hour JWST GTO program led by the NIRISS team and dedicated to the study of the atmosphere of 14 exoplanets using transit, eclipse and phase spectroscopy. More details on the NEAT program are available here.

Candidates should send a CV, a list of publications and a statement of main achievements and research interests (max. 3 pages) to irex@astro.umontreal.caThree letters of recommendation should also be sent to the same address. All documents must be sent by December 15, 2019 for full consideration to be given to the application. However, the position will remain open until a candidate is selected.

A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD within the last 3 years. The position has an expected start date in the fall of 2020. The position is for a two-year term, renewable for a third year depending on performance and availability of funds.

The iREx includes an expanding team of about 45 people (professors, researchers and students) mainly from the Université de Montréal and McGill University, all working on various research programs linked to the study of exoplanets and other related fields of stellar astrophysics. More information on iREx research programs can be found here: http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/research/?lang=en.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral researchers at iREx at UdeM enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see:

https://esp.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/esp/documents/PDF/GuideStagiairePostoctoral_Eng.pdf

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
David Lafrenière
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Institute for Research on Exoplanets
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Université de Montréal
Street Line 2: 
1375 Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux
City: 
Montréal
State/Province: 
Québec
Zip/Postal Code: 
H2V 0B3
Country: 
Canada
Phone: 
514-343-6111 x 6128
Email: 
irex@astro.umontreal.ca
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Nathalie Ouellette
Subject: 
2020 JWST Postdoc Fellowship
Email: 
nathalie@astro.umontreal.ca