Physics, McGill University

Fellowship ID:McGill-Physics-ASTROPDF2016 [#7952]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at McGill
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8, Canada [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / GR-Cosmology (gr-qc), Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Experiment, Astrophysics Theory
Appl Deadline:2016/11/30 finished (posted 2016/09/30, updated 2016/09/14, listed until 2017/12/01)

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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 eleven 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, 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 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.

Applicants should indicate that they are applying for the McGill Astrophysics Fellowship and state potential McGill Astrophysics faculty supervisors in their cover letter. Applicants, especially those interested in interdisciplinary research, should also consider applying for the McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (see, Deadline November 30) and those interested in theoretical work should consider applying for the CITA Fellowships at McGill University (see, Deadline October 31). A single copy of the application materials may be submitted and the intended fellowships indicated in the cover letter.

This position offers a competitive salary 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 November 30, 2016.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity within its 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 Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
Rutherford Physics Building
3600 University St.
Montreal, QC H3A 2T8

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