Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
in Quantum Foundations
Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in
These fellowships are funded under the new Perimeter Institute —
Australia Foundations (PIAF) partnership. Successful applicants
spend nine months per year at The University of Sydney in Australia,
and three months per year at the Perimeter Institute for
Theoretical Physics in Canada.
In Sydney the postdoctoral fellowships will be held
jointly at the Centre for Time
in the Faculty of
Arts), and in the School of
Physics (in the Faculty of Science).
The successful applicants will join an expanding
group in the foundations and philosophy of physics, linking researchers
from Physics, HPS, and the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney.
They will also be expected to contribute to the PIAF partnership
linking the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada to an
Australian network of researchers at the University of Sydney, the
University of Queensland, and Griffith University.
They will be expected (i) to conduct research in the
foundations of quantum physics and to assist in developing research
links and collaborations with physicists and other scholars working on
these issues; (ii) to assist in organising research workshops and
conferences to foster these links, especially in association with the
new collaboration with the Perimeter Institute; (iii) to pursue new
external research funding in support of these activities, both
individually and in collaboration with other researchers; (iv) to
assist in the supervision of postgraduate students in the foundations
and philosophy of physics; and (v) to assist in the development of
research and postgraduate training initiatives in the area of Quantum
Foundations, and to assist in teaching Honours and/or PG level students
in these areas.
The successful applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant
area in physics or philosophy, and proven research performance at an
international level in the foundations of quantum mechanics.
Experience in the organisation of research networks, workshops and
seminars, and evidence of ability to work cooperatively with others,
The positions are full-time fixed term for three years,
subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period.
Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a
condition of employment for new appointees. For further information
contact Dr Guido Bacciagaluppi on +61 2 9351 5385 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Remuneration package: $58,846 - $81,455 p.a.
(which includes a base salary Associate Lecturer Level A $50,296 -
$69,620 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer's contribution to
Applications must be completed online, by
clicking the "apply online" button on the version of the advertisement
available at this site. (A
copy of the selection criteria can also be viewed at that site.) All
applicants are kindly requested also to inform Dr Guido
Bacciagaluppi (as above), when they have have completed their
Closing Date: 7 December 2007
Timetable: We expect to make offers in February
or early March, 2008, for commencement as soon as practicable
The University is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the
policies and principles of equal employment opportunity and cultural
diversity. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any
appointment for financial or other reasons.
[Last update: 26.11.07]