2015 Postdoctoral Fellowships

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, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum information, and quantum gravity. We also encourage applications from scientists whose work falls in more than one of these categories. 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.

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 adventurous young theorists. Perimeter offers comprehensive support including a generous research and travel fund, opportunities to invite visiting collaborators, and  help in organizing workshops and conferences. A unique mentoring system gives early-career scientists the feedback and support they need to flourish as independent researchers.

The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 37 full-time and part-time faculty members, 40 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 55 Postdoctoral Researchers, 51 Graduate Students, and 31 exceptional master’s-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International. Perimeter also hosts hundreds of visitors and conference participants throughout the academic year.

We welcome all candidates to apply by November 15, 2014, however applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of research training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach.
 

RESOURCES

APPLICATION

Complete the online application form by November 15, 2014, making sure to include the following (postscripts, PDF, MS Word, or text files only):

  • CV
  • List of Publications
  • Statement of Research
  • 3 Reference