Postdoctoral positions at Perimeter Institute

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Location:  Waterloo, ON, Canada

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions from new and recent PhD’s working in fundamental theoretical physics. Our areas of strength include quantum gravity, string theory, quantum information, cosmology, quantum foundations, particle physics and condensed matter theory. We also encourage applications from scientists whose work overlaps these categories or falls in more than one of them. 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.

Further details on this opportunity, online application instructions and Perimeter Institute, can be found at: Please note that to be considered for this position, you must apply online.

We welcome all candidates to apply by November 15th, 2010, but applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

PI may also nominate exceptional candidates for a Banting Fellowship, sponsored by the Government of Canada. Applicants who may be interested in this opportunity are requested to have their application materials and references submitted by October 15th, 2010.

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 independent young theorists and offer exceptional support including a generous research and travel fund, opportunities to invite their own collaborators as visitors, and the possibility of organizing workshops and conferences.

Perimeter Institute is located west of Toronto, in Waterloo, Canada and opened in September 2001 as an independent Institute supporting research in foundational areas of theoretical physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 25 full-time and part-time faculty members, 20 Distinguished Research Chairs, 45 Postdoctoral Researchers, 25 Graduate Students, 31 exceptional masters-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International, and hosts hundreds of visitors and conference participants throughout the academic year.

Perimeter Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.