Queen's University, Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute

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Position ID:Queens-McDonaldInstitute-PDF [#15221]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow-Data science applied to astrophysics and particle astrophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Kingston, Ontario K7L, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Astronomy / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2020/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2019/10/22)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute at Queen's University (https://mcdonaldinstitute.ca) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the application of data science to particle astrophysics and astrophysics. The successful candidate will have an interest and expertise in the use of advanced statistical techniques, such as machine learning, to model data from particle astrophysics experiments and/or observational astronomy. The position will have a specific focus on research in neutrino physics, the nature of dark matter, and multi-messenger astronomy. The successful candidate will collaborate with members of the Queen's Particle Astrophysics group and serve as a central point of contact for the coordinated implementation of data science techniques across the broad range of experiments in which the group participates. The successful candidate will also contribute to activities in the Department that are related to machine learning and data science.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics/Statistics or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Experience in applying data science techniques in particle physics or astrophysics will be considered a strong asset.

The original appointment will be for two years, with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020, and the salary range shall be $50,000-$60,000, but shall be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also receive a small discretionary research bursary to cover costs such as travel to conferences.

Applicants should apply through Academic Jobs Online and submit: • Cover letter • Statement of research interests and experience • A CV with a list of publications • 3 letters of reference

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that legitimate career interruption can have on a record of research. If applicable, the University encourages candidates to explain within their application the impact that career interruption has had on their record. Questions about the position can be addressed to Prof. Larry Widrow (widrow@queensu.ca) or Prof. Ryan Martin (ryan.martin@queensu.ca), to whom the successful candidate will report. This Postdoctoral Fellow position at Queen’s University is governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and PSAC Local 901, Unit 2, which can be found here https://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/psac-local-901-unit-2/collective-agreement-post-doctoral-fellows-test.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
613 533 6858
Stirling Hall, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

64 Bader Lane, Queen's University
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6

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