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Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Posted: September 23, 2016 | Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto | WWW
Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Email Submission Address: fellowshipsdunlap.utoronto.ca

Attention To: Prof Bryan Gaensler, Director
Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4 Canada

Email Address for Inquiries: directordunlap.utoronto.ca

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: November 1, 2016

Related URLs

Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics: dunlap.utoronto.ca
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics: astro.utoronto.ca
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics: cita.utoronto.ca
Center for Planetary Sciences: cps.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto invites applications for Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellowships within the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics. This growing unit pursues groundbreaking research in experimental astrophysics, in close collaboration with Toronto colleagues in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Center for Planetary Sciences (CPS).

Dunlap Fellows are expected to conduct a program of original research either independently or in collaboration with others at the University, and will be offered professional development and mentoring across a range of areas relevant to a scientific career. Exceptional candidates in instrumentation, software, or observation are encouraged to apply. Fellows have access to laboratories, computing clusters and fabrication facilities, and can propose for additional support for their experimental or computational plans. Dunlap Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Institute's outreach and training initiatives. The range of activities and opportunities in research, outreach and training can be seen in the annual reports on the Dunlap Institute’s web site.

The Dunlap Institute, DAA, CITA and CPS together host over 130 staff and students in astronomy, who conduct a diverse research program across instrumentation, observation, computation and theory. The Dunlap Institute is located on a beautiful 19th century campus in the heart of one of the world’s great cities. Rated as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, Toronto offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor pursuits, outstanding food and music, and a vibrant and diverse cultural community.

The Dunlap Institute is committed to a flexible and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and potential two-body hires. Subject to immigration regulations, successful candidates will be given the option to take up their Fellowships as part-time appointments (such a request need not be made as part of a candidate's initial application).

The approximate expected starting date is September 1, 2017. Applicants should send a cover letter including a summary of their research program not to exceed 300 words, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a statement of research interests not to exceed 3 pages, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to fellowshipsdunlap.utoronto.ca by November 1, 2016.
Included Benefits:

Appointments are initially for three years, with a subsequent possibility of extension for one further year subject to outstanding performance in public outreach and education activities.. Dunlap Fellowships include an annual salary of CAD $68,000 plus generous benefits, a research allowance of CAD $18,000 per year, relocation assistance, and the opportunity to request additional research funds from the Dunlap Institute.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Princeton Center for Theoretical Science Postdoctoral Fellowships
Posted: August 22, 2016 | Princeton | WWW
We are writing to encourage you to submit nominations for the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Center Postdoctoral Fellowships are the most prestigious postdoctoral positions offered in the theoretical sciences at Princeton. They are intended for early-career theoretical scientists, broadly construed, including the fields of astrophysics, biology, chemistry, geosciences, physics, and engineering. The nominees should be individuals with outstanding talent and accomplishment who are eager to broaden their scientific horizons. Fellows receive a three-year appointment in the Center fully supported by Center funds, an office in the Center facility, and have full freedom to develop their scientific interests with the support and mentoring of the senior Faculty Fellows. It is our intention that the Center experience will have a profound impact on the scientific development and future careers of the Fellows.

The deadline for receipt of the Postdoctoral nomination, reference letters, and supporting materials from the candidate is October 15, 2016 so it is important for you to submit your nomination as soon as possible to give your candidate and their references time to complete their parts.

The nomination process is very simple: go to our website

and submit the candidate’s name, email address, and a nomination letter. The candidates will then be sent information necessary to complete their application and to submit letters of reference.

The PCTS Faculty Fellows begin evaluation and invitation to interview on October 15, 2016. (The website will continue to accept late nominations and applications, but there can be no assurance they will be considered.)

The mission of the Center is to foster interaction and collaboration between theorists across the natural sciences at Princeton to enhance research and education. We pursue this goal through our Center Postdoctoral Fellowships and our sponsorship of focused programs of study in frontier areas in theoretical science that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. A group of Senior Faculty Fellows, coming from a broad range of disciplines and departments, take active responsibility for guiding the intellectual life of the Center.

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