Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship in Exoplanetary Science (iREx)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019
Archive Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
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: 
QC H2V 0B3
Country: 
Canada
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the physics department of the University of Montreal (UdeM), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in experimental, observational or theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets. A number of iREx projects are described below for reference.

Applicants should fill the online form, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests (max 2 pages), and should arrange to have three referees send a letter of reference. All application materials including letters of reference must be received electronically at the following address: irex@astro.umontreal.ca, by December 2nd, 2019 for full consideration. This position will, however, remain open until filled.

A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required at the time when the position starts. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of obtaining their PhD.

The iREx consists of a growing team of over 45 people (professors, postdocs, research assistants and students) mostly from UdeM and McGill University all working on various research programs focused on the study of exoplanets and related fields of stellar astrophysics. Members of iREx are actively involved in large international projects related to the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, notably the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), SPIRou, NIRPS and high-dispersion spectroscopy for 8-10m and giant telescopes. In addition, iREx researchers will have access to guaranteed observing time with JWST, SPIRou and NIRPS. More information on iREx research programs can be found here: http://www.exoplanetes.umontreal.ca/research/?lang=en.

The successful applicant is expected to start between May and September 2020. The position is for two years, renewable for a third year subject to performance and availability of funds.

Included Benefits: 

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

https://esp.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/esp/documents/PDF/GuideStagiairePosto...

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
René Doyon
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Institute for Research on Exoplanets
Department Name: 
Physics
Street Line 1: 
Université de Montréal
Street Line 2: 
2900 boul. Édouard-Montpetit
City: 
Montréal
State/Province: 
Québec
Zip/Postal Code: 
H3T 1J4
Country: 
Canada
Phone: 
514-343-6111
Email: 
irex@astro.umontreal.ca
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Nathalie Ouellette
Subject: 
2020 iREx Trottier Postdoc Fellowship
Email: 
nathalie@astro.umontreal.ca