McGill University, Physics

Position ID:McGill-Physics-RCTF [#24346]
Position Title: TSI Research Computer Technology Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T8, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Computational, Computational physics
Appl Deadline:2023/03/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/02/16, listed until 2023/04/16)
Position Description:    

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We invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Computer Technology Fellowship at the Trottier Space Institute at McGill (TSI).


TSI is an interdisciplinary research centre within McGill University consisting of 20 affiliated faculty members from the Departments of Physics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Natural Resource Sciences at McGill (see Research topics include (but are not limited to) astrophysics, cosmology, astrobiology, geophysics, life in extreme environments, and the search for extraterrestrial biosignatures.


We seek strong candidates for a Research Computer Technology Fellow. The successful applicant will advise and collaborate on computational projects, including high-performance computing, machine learning, and advanced computational methods. They will be a resource person for TSI staff and researchers, including students. Their academic qualifications will be similar to those of a post-doctoral scholar (a degree in the physical sciences, math, engineering, or a similar discipline; an advanced degree in the physical sciences is an asset), with significant expertise in computational methods. Ideally, their scientific expertise will complement existing expertise at the TSI. They will also be the TSI liaison to the new McGill Computational and Data Systems Initiative (see Because of the resource-person aspect of this position, which will include a training component (workshops and short courses), strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to conduct independent research of their choosing in the computational sphere, for approximately 25% of their time. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Applicants should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications if applicable) and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline. Application review will start on March 15, 2023.

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