University of Toronto, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics

Position ID:UofT-David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics-NFCOSMO [#23191]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Near-field Cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Toronto, Ontario M5S3H4, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics & Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/20, finished 2023/03/16)
Position Description:    

*** The account for David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto has expired and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of near field cosmology with an expected start date of September 1, 2023. The successful applicant will collaborate with Profs. Ting Li and Jo Bovy and members of their groups on projects of common interest in the field of near-field cosmology, including galactic archaeology and dynamics. Topics of interest include the Milky Way’s stellar halo, nearby dwarf galaxies, stellar streams, the formation and (dynamical) evolution of the galactic disk and bar, and astrophysical constraints on the nature of dark matter. The successful applicant will be expected to lead new, data-driven projects using data from large surveys and to be interested in working with students and other postdoctoral associates.

The successful applicant will be able to participate in SDSS-V, the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Experiment (DESI), the Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey (S5), the DECam Local Volume Exploration Survey (DELVE), and LSST. Other resources include access to many optical telescopes through the Canadian TAC, including the 4-meter Canada France Hawaii Telescope and the two 8-meter Gemini Telescopes, and to high-performance computing through SciNet.

The initial appointment will be for two years; depending on performance, a one-year extension is possible.

Salary: The position comes with a competitive annual starting salary of $70,000, commensurate with qualifications, plus benefits, relocation assistance, and a research allowance.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in working with large-survey data is highly desirable.

Application Instructions: All application materials must be submitted online at AcademicJobsOnline by December 15, 2022. Applicants should submit (in PDF format): a cover letter, a statement of research interests and accomplishments of no more than 3 pages, and a CV (including list of publications). Applicants should also arrange to have three reference letters uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline directly by the writers by December 15, 2022. Review of applications will start on December 15, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Closing Date: December 15, 2022

Supervisors: Professor Ting Li and Professor Jo Bovy

Expected Start Date: September 1, 2023

FTE: 100% The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
50 St. George Street (Room 101)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3H4