Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
McGill University
Department Name: 
Physics Department
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics to be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University. These are made possible in part by the endowment of the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill.


The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes fourteen active faculty members. The group’s research spans theory, observations, and instrumentation, in the fields of cosmology, large scale structure, gravitational lensing, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gamma ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. Further information on these research areas can be found at


We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group ( and the McGill Space Institute (MSI, which brings together several different areas of space-related research across the University.


The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental astrophysics or cosmology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at McGill. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact potential supervisors ahead of time; while not strictly required, most successful candidates in the past have done so.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages), and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline. Optionally, applicants may wish to discuss examples of leadership and/or how they expect to contribute positively to the MSI community in their cover letter. Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship and state potential McGill Astrophysics faculty supervisors in their cover letter.


The following opportunities are also available at McGill:


A single application is sufficient to apply for both the MSI fellowship and the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship; the intended fellowships must be clearly indicated in the cover letter. For the CITA National Fellowship and Canada Fellowship, a separate application must be submitted - refer to the job posting for instructions (, deadline November 11).


This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, and will be for two years with a possible renewal for a third year, dependent on supervisor approval and the availability of funds. Preference is given to applicants within 3 years of the PhD. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the deadline of December 3, 2019.


McGill University and the McGill Space Institute are committed to diversity and equity within the community. We welcome 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.

Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral researchers at McGill enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Fellowships Committee
McGill University
Department Name: 
Physics Department
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Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill