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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 is expected to lead the computational efforts within the initiative, while being given the freedom to pursue independent research on related topics. 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, 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 to Bianca Dittrich at bdittrich@perimeterinstitute.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.