Outreach Scientist

In addition to its commitment to world-leading research and training, Perimeter has an award-winning Outreach program aimed at sharing discoveries and the joy of exploration with students, teachers, and the general public. 

Perimeter is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative, strategic thinking Physicist to assume the role of Outreach Scientist.   The Outreach Scientist is responsible for the creation and delivery of a wide variety of programs and products specifically designed to support the long term vision and establish PI as a key international source of physics outreach among students, teachers and members of the general public.  The Outreach Scientist must have strong public speaking skills and the ability to successfully communicate the wonder and complexity of modern physics to youth and the general public using unique, creative and effective techniques.

Applicants for the position of Outreach Scientist should have a PhD in physics and demonstrate a proven ability to manage and produce large scale educational programs and products.  Completing each of the projects associated with the role requires multiple steps, including:  generating project plans, full creation and delivery of the project, measuring and reporting the success of each initiative.  As such, the position requires a wide range of technical, organizational, creative and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.  Knowledge and experience in communications, multimedia, marketing and publishing processes are a definite asset.  The ability to travel outside Ontario and Canada is required.

To ensure full consideration, interested and qualified candidates are invited to complete the online application form before November 30, 2013, making sure to include their CV; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.