Ciela Institute

Position ID:Ciela-PDF [#25845]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Machine Learning and Cosmology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Montreal, Quebec H2V 0B3, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Dark Matter
Machine Learning / Machine Learning
Cosmology / Gravity
Appl Deadline:2023/11/07 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/21, finished 2024/05/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

We are excited to announce multiple postdoctoral positions in topics related to astrophysics, cosmology, and machine learning in Ciela Institute (, affiliated with the University of Montreal and Mila. The institute is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between experts in machine learning and astrophysics with the goal of contributing to major breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics by developing novel data analysis methods with machine learning. The institute is a major node of the Simons Collaboration on “Learning the Universe” and also of the FutureLens initiative, funded by the Simons and the Schmidt Futures foundations, respectively. The positions are for 3-year terms, with the possibility of longer term extensions.

We are seeking candidates who will pursue research in one or more of the following themes:

The successful candidates will join Mila (, the world’s largest academic research center in machine learning, which rallies 1,000 researchers specializing in this field and will have ample opportunities for exchange with researchers from our partner institutions (Trottier Space Institute at McGill and Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets). The candidates will work in close collaboration with local members, including Prof. Yashar Hezaveh, Prof. Laurence Perreault Levasseur, Prof. Yoshua Bengio, Prof. Siamak Ravanbakhsh, Prof. Pierre-Luc Bacon, Prof. Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Prof. Adrian Liu, and several postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in related research areas. We also have strong ties and exchange programs with the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute, and the Perimeter Institute, allowing opportunities for close collaborations with members of these centres and long-term visits. All candidates are also strongly encouraged to pursue independent research in broader topics related to machine learning and astrophysical data analysis.

To express interest, applicants should submit 1) a CV, 2) a detailed publication list and 3) a statement of research through AcademicJobsOnline before Nov 7th. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent through AcademicJobsOnline. Late applications will be considered until the positions are filled. 

Ciela Institute, Mila, and the University of Montreal are committed to diversity and equity within the community. We welcome applications from women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

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1375 Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux,
Montréal, QC H2V 0B3