2023 Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship

An artistic representation of a view of the surface of one of the exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. (Credit: N. Bartmann/ESO)
An artistic representation of a view of the surface of one of the exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. (Credit: N. Bartmann/ESO)

The Trottier Institute for Research on Exoplanets (iREx), affiliated with the Department Physics of the Université de Montréal (UdeM), offers the Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship each year in experimental, observational or theoretical astrophysics applied to the study of exoplanets, which enables forefront independent research related to exoplanets.

For more information on our postdoctoral research fellowships program, please consult our dedicated page.

This fellowship is named in honour of the Trottier Family Foundation, which supports this fellowship as well as a large portion of our Institute’s research and education activities.


Open Competition: 2023 Trottier Postdoctoral Fellowship

Eligibility requirements:
  • A PhD in physics, astronomy or related discipline is required at the time when the position starts.
  • All areas of research related to exoplanets, related fields of astrophysics and astronomical instrumentation are eligible.
  • Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of obtaining their Ph.D. Applicants with career interruptions resulting from parental, medical or family leaves, or other causes are invited to mention these in their cover letter, if so desired.

The position is held at the Université de Montréal. The researcher will work on site at the new MIL campus located at 1375 ave Thérère-Lavoie-Roux in Montreal, remotely or using a combination of both.

Starting Date

The successful applicant is expected to start between May and September 2023.


The position is for two years, renewable for a third year subject to performance and availability of funds.


To apply, fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/tJrJj16meHwTxoqZ8 or send your application to irex-applications@umontreal.ca

Your application must include, in a single PDF file:

  1. (optional) a cover letter (maximum 1 page)
  2. a statement of research interest (maximum 2 pages)
  3. a curriculum vitae
  4. a list of publications: please clearly distinguish between peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles.

You should also arrange to have three referees send a letter of reference to irex-applications@umontreal.ca before the deadline.


Applications submitted by December 2, 2022 will receive full consideration. This position will, however, remain open until filled.


The iREx advocates for diversity, inclusion and employment equity. We strongly encourage applications from women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to apply. With the support of our EDI committee, we are committed to the professional integration of people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the physics research community.