Perimeter Postdoctoral Program

Job type: Postdoctoral Researchers

Each year Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions, including named fellowships, from new and recent PhDs working in fundamental theoretical physics.

Our areas of research include:

Importantly, research at Perimeter focuses on the intersections of those research areas. Most postdoctoral positions are offered for a period of three years. You may be eligible to hold a named four year postdoctoral fellowship. Senior five-year fellowships are also available. Fellowships may, in addition, be offered jointly between Perimeter and partner institutes and universities.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. We welcome applications from highly creative and intellectually adventurous theorists. Perimeter offers:

  • comprehensive support including a generous research and travel fund
  • opportunities to invite visiting collaborators
  • help and support for organizing workshops and conferences
  • a mentoring system that provides you with feedback and support to flourish as an independent researcher

As a postdoctoral researcher at Perimeter Institute, you will be part of a thriving international research community which includes 26 Research Faculty, 22 Research Associate Faculty, 41 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 61 Visiting Fellows, 50 Postdoctoral Researchers, 8 Teaching Faculty and academic staff, and 11 associate postdoctoral researchers. The Institute is host to 65 graduate students and 24 master’s-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International, as well as undergraduate students, interns, and research associates. Perimeter also welcomes approximately 800 visiting researchers and conference participants from around the world each year. We are committed to building an inclusive community that promotes excellence.

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We welcome all candidates to apply by November 8, 2022 but applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Perimeter Institute provides support throughout the application process for applicants with disabilities. We work with you to understand the impact of your disability to appropriately accommodate you during the application/interview process. Please contact [email protected] for assistance.