Perimeter Postdoctoral Program 2019

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:

  • particle physics
  • quantum condensed matter
  • cosmology
  • classical gravity
  • mathematical physics
  • quantum fields and strings
  • quantum foundations
  • quantum information
  • quantum gravity

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 also be eligible for a named four-year postdoctoral fellowship including the Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, Stephen Hawking, and Chien-Shiung Wu fellowships. 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 45 full-time and associate faculty members, 51 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 58 Postdoctoral Researchers, 54 Graduate Students, and 35 master’s-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International. Perimeter also welcomes more than 1,000 visiting researchers and conference participants every year. We are committed to building an inclusive community that promotes excellence.

The due date for applications is November 1, 2018; however, we will accept applications until all positions are filled.

Please submit:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interests
  • A list of your publications

In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent on your behalf. Please submit your application (including recommendation letters) through Perimeter Institute's online application form.

Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture[at] for assistance.