Postdoctoral Fellowships

Posting Date: September 26, 2018

Area of Research:  Pulsar and FRB VLBI and scintillometry.

Description of duties:  Postdoctoral Fellows work in the Toronto scintillometry group, under the guidance of Professors Pen., van Kerkwijk and Vanderlinde. Research goals include the analysis of VLBI baseband data to understand propagation effects and source properties, and related scientific analyses.

Salary:  $63,000

Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement be higher than rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Required qualifications:  Recent PhD in a field relevant to scintillometry. Demonstrated understanding of baseband voltage signals, first principles VLBI calibration and the HPC skills required to manipulate multi-petabyte VLBI baseband data sets using standard (e.g. DiFX, SFXC, dspsr) and custom software (e.g.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Submit full applications by e-mail to by December 3, 2018. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

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Closing date:  December 3, 2018

Supervisor:  Scintillometry faculty: Professors Ue-Li Pen, Marten van Kerkwijk, Vanderlinde, Renée Hlozek

Expected start date:  September 1, 2019

Term:  3 years

FTE:  100%

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.