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Postdoctoral Research Associate in the LSST group
Posted: October 7, 2016 | SLAC | WWW
The LSST group at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has an opening for a postdoctoral Research
Associate for the fall of 2017. SLAC is leading the design, construction and integration of the 3.2 Gigapixel
Camera for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the assembly and system testing of the camera
will occur at SLAC. LSST will conduct a 10-year all-sky optical survey with science goals ranging from
the study of the nature of dark energy and dark matter to exploring the transient sky.
We are seeking an outstanding individual to join our group, consisting of over 50 scientists and engineers,
in building and characterizing the LSST camera. The ideal candidate would take advantage of the
opportunity to contribute to the construction of this unique instrument, and would pursue a vigorous
research program relevant to the success of the camera in meeting LSST’s science goals. Successful
applicants will also have the opportunity for research related to the science anticipated with the LSST. The
SLAC LSST group is part of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, a joint institute of
Stanford University and SLAC.
Candidates with a record of accomplishment in design, construction, testing and characterization of
instrumentation, including in research areas outside optical astronomy, are urged to apply. We seek a
candidate with demonstrated accomplishment, a strong research background, and evidence of outstanding
potential in instrumentation or experiment. Successful applicants should have, or be in the process of
completing, a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or another relevant field. This position offers excellent salaries
and benefits, and the appointment is for an initial term of three years, with the possibility of extension.
Applicants should provide a statement of research interests and a CV, and arrange for three letters of
reference. We especially encourage applications from candidates who will diversify the workforce in
astrophysics and cosmology. All applications should be submitted through the AJO website at https://
academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7609. The deadline for receipt of documents is November 7, 2016,
although late applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
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
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 Instituteâ€™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 worldâ€™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.
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.