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Fields-Perimeter Institute Africa Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invite applications each year for a one-year joint postdoctoral fellowship. This fellowship is a unique position offered to new and recent PhDs who are African Nationals working in the areas of mathematical sciences or fundamental theoretical physics. It is intended to support the careers of young researchers who have a commitment to advance science in Africa.

Perimeter’s areas of strength include classical gravity, condensed matter theory, cosmology, particle physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum information, and quantum gravity. The Fields Institute supports research in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and computer science, as well as collaboration between mathematicians and those applying mathematics in areas such as engineering, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, and economics and finance. While research interests for the selected fellow may dictate either Perimeter or Fields as a home institute, they will be encouraged to spend time at both institutes.

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 42 full-time and part-time faculty members, 50 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 59 Postdoctoral Researchers, 51 Graduate Students, and 28 exceptional master’s-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International. Perimeter also hosts hundreds of visitors and conference participants throughout the academic year. For more information please visit the website at www.perimeterinstitute.ca.

The Fields Institute is a centre for research and training in all areas of the mathematical sciences. The Institute provides a uniquely supportive and stimulating environment for research, innovation, and education. Its primary activities are Thematic Programs, of one to six months in length, hosting more than 600 participants each year. In addition, Fields supports a wide range of shorter activities such as workshops and conferences, mini-courses, summer schools, seminar series, as well as lecture series and other outreach activities. Fields is located in the heart of Toronto, in a building designed for mathematical communication. For more information please visit the website at www.fields.utoronto.ca.

Applicants should submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and a description of their research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. Applications can be made through MathJobs.org. We welcome all candidates to apply before January 31th, 2017, however applications will be considered until the position is filled. The covering letter should include a statement about the candidate’s interest in specific research programs at Fields or Perimeter, as well as names of faculty members at Fields, Perimeter, or Ontario universities with whom the candidate may be interested in working.

Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.