Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Research

Position ID:PI-Research-VR [#24652]
Position Title: Visiting Researcher
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Waterloo, Ontario N2L2Y5, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics Theory, Condensed Matter Theory, Cosmology, Gravity, Hadron Physics, String Theory, Mathematical Physics, Cosmology, Gravity, Theoretical Astrophysics, Experimental Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Mathematical Physics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Quantum Gravity, Cosmology, Condsend matter theory and Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Information, String Theory, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/09/01, updated 2023/04/04, listed until 2024/08/31)
Position Description:   URMs  

Visiting Researcher

Perimeter Institute encourages applications from scientists in theoretical physics who wish to spend time at Perimeter Institute while on sabbatical leave from their faculty positions at home institutes. These select visiting researcher positions span the range of research areas including quantum matter, cosmology, mathematical physics, particle physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and strong gravity. Outstanding researchers in related fields are welcome to submit applications.

While most visits last for days or weeks, Perimeter also allows researchers to explore what kind of progress can be made during stays as long as a full year. Over longer stays, visiting researchers become an intrinsic part of the research group. They may co-supervise graduate students, forming close bonds while exposing them to a completely different line of research, help organize workshops, or enjoy the freedom to follow a spontaneous inspiration. Read about one visiting researcher's experience.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate, take part in workshops and conferences as well as enjoy the productive atmosphere and amenities of the award-winning facility.

Application checklist:

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Research Statement

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact Amanda Ferneyhough. Reviews of applicantions take place in January, April, July and October. You can anticipate to hear back regarding your application by the end of these months for future visits. Please submit your application at least 6 months in advance of your arrival date.

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 for assistance.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
31 Caroline St. North
Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5