2013 Perimeter Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions from new and recent PhDs working in fundamental theoretical physics. Our areas of strength include classical gravity, condensed matter theory, cosmology, particle physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum information and quantum gravity. We also encourage applications from scientists whose work overlap these categories or falls in more than one of them. Our postdoctoral positions are normally for a period of three years. Outstanding candidates may also be considered for a senior postdoctoral position with a five-year term.  

We welcome all candidates to apply by November 16, 2012, however applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. Our postdoctoral positions are intended for highly original and intellectually independent young theorists and offer exceptional support including a generous research and travel fund, opportunities to invite their own collaborators as visitors, and the possibility of organizing workshops and conferences. 

Perimeter Institute is located west of Toronto, in Waterloo, Canada and was founded in September 1999 as an independent Institute supporting research in foundational areas of theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 32 full-time and part-time faculty members, 26 Distinguished Research Chairs, 42 Postdoctoral Researchers, 31 Graduate Students, 30 exceptional Masters level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International, and hosts hundreds of visitors and conference participants throughout the academic year. 

Applicants should submit: curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. Applications (including recommendation letters) must be submitted through Perimeter Institute's online application form.

Perimeter Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however applications from women and minorities are especially welcome.


Postdoctoral Researcher poster

Application Checklist

Complete the online application form by November 16, 2012, making sure to include the following (postscript, PDF, MS Word, or text files only):

  • CV
  • List of Publications
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • 3 References