Postdoctoral Fellowship(s) in theoretical astrophysics at the University of Alberta

Stellar and High Energy Astrophysics

Applications are invited for various postdoctoral fellowships to be held at the at the University of Alberta with starting dates in the Fall of 2016:

Applicants with experience and interests that overlap with the research of my group - theoretical studies of stellar and high-energy astrophysics (stellar evolution, X-ray binaries, population studies, stellar hydrodynamics, common envelope events etc) - can apply.

Applicants are required to send a CV, publication list, a statement of research interests - proposed research (limited to one page) and research experience (limited to two pages), and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation.

Please read the specific requirements for each of the fellowship for the eligibility window after you have completed your PhD. No applications with a doctoral degree completed before 5 years from the position stating date (Fall 2016) will be considered.

The deadline for applications and all letters of recommendation is November 1, 2015, sent electronically (PDF) to Prof. Natalia Ivanova Note that electronic letters of recommendations must be signed.

Informal inquiries are welcome and early applications are strongly encouraged.

In addition, I will be happy to collaborate with and act as a host for holders of any other external fellowships which require (similar to Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship) or do not require (similar to NSERC postdoctoral fellowship) the university sponsorship at the time of the application.

Note that other professors in the stellar and high energy astrophysics group also accept applications to be nominated for Killam fellowship, both for theoretical and observational positions (but not for CITA National fellowship). Please contact them directly: Craig Heinke (, Gregory Sivakoff ( or Sharon Morsink ( If you want to work with one of them, please send your application to a professor you intend to work with. Cheick their web-pages for their research interests!

Important information for foreign applicants: in Canada, your accompanying family members automaticaly get an open work permit to work with any employer for as long as you hold a valid status as a postdoctoral fellow. Certain jobs may require medical checks or licensing from professional organizations.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.