New MSc/PhD positions for 2021

The iREx invites students who would like to pursue a Master’s (M.Sc.) or a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in the field of exoplanets at the Université de Montréal or at one of the other home universities of iREx regular members (McGill University and Bishop’s University) in the Fall of 2021 or Winter of 2022 to apply now!

For more information on our researchers’ work, please consult their webpages or contact them directly.

Potential candidates should first contact the professor(s) they would like to work with directly. This will ensure that you will obtain support from your potential supervisor during the application process for several funding opportunities which have deadlines in the early Fall, namely NSERC (deadline UdeM/PhD : September 16 2020, UdeM/MSc : TBD) and FRQNT (deadline UdeM/PhD/MSc : October 6 2020) scholarships. The positions will however remain open until filled.

More information

The workplace languages at iREx are French and English. The Université de Montréal is a francophone institution. Support can be provided to learn French, if requested. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in physics or a similar discipline to be admitted to the M.Sc. program and a M.Sc. degree in physics or a similar discipline to be admitted to the Ph.D. program. Many other funding opportunities are available at each institution. Students joining the iREx team with the Université de Montréal will benefit from additional funding to complement their base salary guaranteed by the university.

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets promotes employment diversity, inclusion and equity. We encourage applications from women, visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

For more information on iREx contact the iREx Coordinator, Nathalie Ouellette : nathalie@astro.umontreal.ca.


Application Procedure

Université de Montréal

If you are interested in studying at the Université de Montréal, it is suggested to find a supervisor before applying to the university. It is thus recommended to first contact the professor(s) you are interested in working with and sending them your CV and transcript (you may also include a statement of interest)If the professor is currently recruiting new students and believes you may be a good match for one of their research projects, they will respond to your application to further discuss it.

You will then need to submit an application directly to the Université de Montréal. For more information on the graduate admission process in the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal, contact Sophie Tremblay, Graduate Studies Coordinator, or consult the following pages.

McGill University

If you are interested in studying at McGill University, you should apply directly to the Department of Physics or the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. It is still encouraged to contact the professors you would like to work with. This will let them know you are interested in working with them, and they will also be able to confirm that they are currently recruiting new students.

For more information on the McGill University application process, see their Department of Physics admissions page (deadline for Fall admission: December 15, 2020) or their Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences admission page (deadline for Fall admission: February 1, 2021).

Bishop’s University

To work at Bishop’s University with Prof. Jason Rowe, you can contact him and find out more information on their application process on their admissions page. There is no formal deadline for admission, but students are encouraged to apply by May 1, 2021 in order to receive full consideration for registration in September 2021.