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CITA Postdoctoral Fellows and National Fellows

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Postdoctoral research fellowships beginning September 1, 2012 are being offered at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). A Ph.D. in any field of theoretical astrophysics is required. Fellows are expected to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics under the general supervision of the permanent faculty whose interests include: Cosmology, interstellar matter, star and planet formation, solar physics, high energy astrophysics, numerical relativity and gravitational waves.

We only accept electronic submissions. Visit the CITA website at: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca for application instructions. Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 15, 2011.

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

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS
CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics located at the University of Toronto. CITA expects to offer one or more Research Associate positions of three to five years duration. The start date will be September 1, 2012. Applicants should have an excellent research record in astrophysics and postdoctoral experience. Funds will be available for travel and other research expenses. The primary duty is to carry out original research in theoretical astrophysics, but Research Associates are also expected to work with postdoctoral fellows and to assist with the administration of the Institute. All applicants for these positions are also considered automatically for postdoctoral fellowships.

We only accept electronic submissions. Visit the CITA website at: http://www.cita.utoronto.ca for application instructions. Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 15, 2011.

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

This is an international search. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

NATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
CITA is a national centre for theoretical astrophysics located at the University of Toronto. As part of its mandate to promote research throughout Canada, the Institute provides partial support for postdoctoral fellows working in theoretical astrophysics or closely related fields at Canadian universities other than the University of Toronto, through its National Fellows Program.

The responsibility for identifying and nominating potential CITA National Fellows who will work at a given university lies with the faculty at that university. Only faculty at Canadian universities may submit nominations. The deadline for these nominations November 15, 2011 for fellowships to start in September 2012. Please check with the nominating institution for their internal deadlines.

If you are interested in applying for National Fellowships at other universities in Canada, please contact any of the following faculty by email or check department websites for further research and application details:

Professor Alan Coley, Dalhouisie University (aac[AT]mathstat.dal.ca)
Professor Hough Couchman, McMaster University (couchman[AT]mcmaster.ca)
Professor Andrei Frolov, Simon Fraser University (http://www.sfu.ca/physics/cosmology/)
Professor Falk Herwig, University of Victoria (fherwig[AT]uvic.ca)
Professor Natasha Ivanova, University of Alberta (http://www.ualberta.ca/~ivanova1/)
Professor Luis Lehner, University of Guelph (llehner[AT]uoguelph.ca)
Professor Eric Poisson, University of Guelph (epoisson[AT]uoguelph.ca)
Professor Douglas Scott, University of British Columbia (http://www.astro.ubc.ca/citafellow.html)