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Recruitment Highlights

Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training, and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. In addition to competitive salaries, the Institute provides extensive supports that allow researchers to focus on advancing their research.


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Researcher entitlements 

  • Competitive salary with extended health care for primary researcher and dependents
  • Flexible research fund to support travel and research collaboration
  • Funds for the acquisition and ongoing support of customized technology in support of research
  • Opportunity to organize workshops and conferences (Learn more)
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Mentoring program for Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Formal support from a subject matter mentor to guide and encourage research success with formal and informal meetings
  • Support from an interdisciplinary mentor to support aspects of a postdoctoral term outside of research interests
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Career Trajectories

  • Customized resources and support for all avenues of physics – including pure academic career paths, industry-based career paths, and hybrid or non-traditional academic rolesthrough events, information sessions, personal career support, workshops, etc. (Learn more)
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  • Assistance with immigration and relocation, including free temporary housing
  • Support from a PI immigration consultant towards securing work authorization and permanent resident application, if desired
  • Short-term temporary housing in PI paid housing upon arrival to assist in arrival/securing long-term housing
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Spousal Support

  • Personal career guidance with PI career consultant for spousal career (both pre-arrival and onsite consultations), including resume support, job application information, interview training, etc.
  • Invitation to join PI spousal network, which includes activities, regular email communication, and access to PI events/programs
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Having a family at PI

  • Salary top up to support employee taking parental leave of absence
  • One year extension to research appointment
  • Priority registration to PI daycare partnerships
  • PI Child friendly play space and planned family activities each year
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Additional Health and Wellness Resources

  • Employee and family support services from confidential third party (Homewood Health)
  • Onsite counselling services or private coverage up to $2,000 annually
  • PI Mental Health Peer Support Program/Allies Program
  • Onsite yoga and personal training
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • PI Live Well Program