Employment Opportunities and Fellowships

Are you someone who does research in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, atmospheric science or astrobiology?  Would you like to live in Montreal and work at McGill University with world-class researchers? We invite you to apply for one of the employment or fellowship opportunities below.

Questions? Contact Carolina Cruz-Vinaccia, McGill Space Institute Coordinator.

McGill University and the McGill Space Institute are committed to diversity and equity in employment. We welcome applications from: women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

More information about graduate studies can be found here.

 


McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships

McGill Space Institute, McGill University

Application Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/17180

 

We invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellowships in space-related fields to be held in the McGill Space Institute at McGill University.


The McGill Space Institute is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together researchers engaged in space-related research at McGill. Currently there are 20 active faculty members affiliated with the centre, from the Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences departments from McGill.


The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical, observational, or experimental work in astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, atmospheric science, or astrobiology. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at the MSI. Fellows are expected to spend at least 50 percent of their time on research that complements that of their supervisor.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, statement of research plans (not to exceed 2 pages) which demonstrates how the proposed research program complements current MSI activities, 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 Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship and state potential MSI faculty supervisors in their cover letter. 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 in the fields of astrophysics should also consider applying for the following opportunities:

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.


This position offers a competitive salary and benefits, and will be for two years with a possible renewal for a third year, contingent 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, 2020.


Included Benefits: 

Postdoctoral researchers at McGill enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/healthcare


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill

Department of Physics, McGill University

Application Website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17181

 

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 15 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, radio transients, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. Further information on these research areas can be found here.

 

We also have strong ties to the early universe cosmology/high energy theory group and the McGill Space Institute that 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.


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, 2020.

 


CITA National Fellowship at McGill University

Department of Physics, McGill University

Application Website: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c0f4b810


We invite applications for a Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) National Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held in the Department of Physics at McGill University.

 

The McGill Astrophysics group currently includes 15 active faculty members. Research in our group covers theory, observations, and instrumentation, in cosmology, CMB, large-scale structure, galaxy clusters, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gravitational lensing, high energy astrophysics, including ground-based gamma-ray astronomy, the physics of compact objects, including multiwavelength observations of magnetars, radio pulsars and accreting neutron stars, radio transients, nuclear astrophysics, and exoplanets. Further information on these research areas can be found here.

 

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

 

The successful applicant will have a strong research record in theoretical astrophysics. Postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of one or more faculty members at McGill.

 

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to the job posting: CITA Fellowships at McGill University.

 

Preference is given to applicants within 5 years of the PhD. All application materials including letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline of November 13, 2020.