Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship at iREx (2020) in Exoplanetary Astrophysics

The Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the physics department of the University of Montreal (UdeM), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in experimental, observational or theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets. A number of iREx projects are described below for reference.

Applicants should fill this online form, and upload therein their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests of maximum 2 pages, in one PDF file. They should also arrange to have three referees send a letter of reference to All application materials must be received by December 2nd, 2019 for full consideration. This position will, however, remain open until filled.

A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required at the time when the position starts. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of obtaining their PhD.

The iREx consists of a growing team of over 45 people (professors, postdocs, research assistants and students) mostly from UdeM and McGill University all working on various research programs focused on the study of exoplanets and related fields of stellar astrophysics. Members of iREx are actively involved in large international projects related to the detection and characterisation of exoplanets, notably the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), SPIRouNIRPS and high-dispersion spectroscopy for 8-10m and giant telescopes. In addition, iREx researchers will have access to guaranteed observing time with JWST, SPIRou and NIRPS. More information on iREx research programs can be found here:

The successful applicant is expected to start between May and September 2020. The position is for two years, renewable for a third year subject to performance and availability of funds.

Social Benefits:

Postdoctoral researchers at iREx at UdeM enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, see:

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.