Post-doctoral position in stellar astrophysics

Anthony Moffat

Département de physique
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, Succ. C-V
Montréal, QC, H3C 3J7

As part of a programme to train Highly Qualified Personnel financed by a grant from the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian wing of the BRITE-Constellation ( ) science team is opening a post-doctoral position at the Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada). The candidate is expected to carry out original research in stellar variability using the soon-to-be launched BRITE nanosatellites and master the techniques of time-dependent high-precision photometry from space. Interaction with other members of the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Québec ( ), as well as the three other Canadian and eight other international BRITE team members and their associates is encouraged. A PhD in physics or astronomy is required.
Potential candidates with the required expertise are encouraged to apply. Please send CV, research proposal, cover letter and contact details of two referees (including email addresses) to the Canadian BRITE PI Dr. Anthony Moffat ( ). The position is open from as early as September 1st, 2012 and no later than January 1st, 2013 for two years with a possible extension of one year.