JWST Postdoctoral Instrument Scientist

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Université de Montréal
Physics Department
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to contribute to the development of the FGS/NIRISSFine Guidance Sensor/Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph – the Canadian-built instrument onboard the James Webb Space telescope funded by the Canadian Space Agency.

The successful candidate, based out of the Physics Department at the Université de Montréal, is expected to play a leading role at a level of 80% of their time in the development of the NIRISS instrument for data pipeline development, data analysis and simulation tools. The successful candidate may use up to 20% of their time to conduct independent research programs related to exoplanets.

The successful candidate will ideally have a PhD in physics, astronomy or other related field with a strong background in the development of complex data pipelines for ground- and/or space-based instruments along with experience in exoplanet research. Candidates with a M.Sc. and very strong experience will be considered. The initial term of employment is two years, renewable annually subject to performance and availability of funding.

All applications received by January 15th, 2019 will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate is expected to start between April and September 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience and be competitive with leading international research centres.

Applicants should email a CV, list of publications, and a statement of no more than 3 pages of significant research contributions (in a single PDF file) to: [email protected]. Applicants must also have two references email letters of recommendation directly to the same address.

This position is a joint appointment between the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and the Institute for Research on Exoplanets.

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits

Postdoctoral researchers at UdeM enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see: http://www.fesp.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/Documents/PDF/GuideStagiairePostdoctoral_Eng.pdf.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2018 Nov 13
Application Deadline
2019 Jan 15


René Doyon