Discretuum to Continuum Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for a postdoctoral position within the Discretuum to Continuum Initiative

A key aim of this initiative is to develop effective computational tools in order to extract the low energy behaviour of quantum gravity models. The successful candidate will play a leading role in computational aspects of the initiative, while being given the freedom to pursue independent research. The candidate will be offered a highly supportive research environment, including exceptional HPC resources.

Applicants are expected to hold, or to anticipate receiving very soon, a PhD in theoretical or mathematical physics, and to have already shown outstanding research abilities and potential. We are looking for candidates with experience in computational physics, as well as having a background in quantum gravity and research interests compatible with the Discretuum to Continuum Initiative.

The postdoctoral position will be offered for a period of three years, but outstanding candidates may also be considered for a senior postdoctoral position with a five-year term.

Applicants must submit: curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests which addresses also the applicant's fit to the Discretuum to Continuum Initiative. Furthermore the applicants should 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, [put link on "application form"] making sure to choose the “Discretuum to Continuum Initiative” when indicating your field of research.

If you have any questions about this position, please, send an email with the subject line “Discretuum to Continuum Initiative Postdoc” to: bdittrich@perimeterinstitute.ca

We welcome all candidates to apply by November 15th, 2016, however applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Applicants must 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 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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.