Graduate Student Opportunities

Career, Fellowship & Other Opportunities (scroll below for conferences)

Upcoming Conferences

  • Price Theory Summer Camp 2019
             July 7-11, 2019
             University of Chicago
             Online Applications due March 31, 2019
             visit the Price Theory website for more information
           
  • ComSciCon 2019 - The 7th Annual Communicating Science workshop
            July 11-13, 2019
            San Diego, CA
            Applications close March 1, 2019
    Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

  • Conference on Differential Geometry, Calabi-Yau Theory and General Relativity
    (in celebration of the 70th birthday of Shing-Tung Yau)

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites exceptional early career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, and social sciences and the humanities to join CIFAR’s interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex questions facing the world today.  The CIFAR Azieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines to position scholars as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.

Applicant’s research must be aligned with one of themes of an eligible CIFAR research program (see 2019 Eligible Programs below)

The Award:

-          $100,000 CDN in unrestricted research support (approximately $74,085USD) and a two-year membership in a CIFAR research program, a global network of top-tier research leaders

o   Possible uses of funding include, but are not limited to: research projects, teaching release, trainee support, conference travel, etc

-          Does not support indirect costs

o   Caltech’s minimum overhead rate is 15% of total costs on awards of less than $500K per year, and 30% on awards of $500K or more per year.  Applicants must work within their division to account for the required overhead via an approved MORA form.


Eligibility:

-          Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic position, including responsibility for both conducting an independent research program and supervising/teaching graduate or postdoctoral trainees

o   Typically, applicants will be an Assistant Professor (or equivalent)

o   The applicant’s position must be secure for the duration of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar active ter (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021)

o   The Applicant’s start date in this position must be no earlier than May 1, 2014 (special consideration may be given to those who have taken parental leave or those with exceptional circumstances

o   Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible

-          There are no geographical restrictions

-          Applicants must be available to attend an in-person interview June 26-27 2019 in Toronto, Canada

-          Applicants are expected to attend 2-4 meetings of their designated CIFAR research program each year, as well as the annual meeting of global scholars

o   As these meetings are held worldwide, applicants must have a valid passport and, if required, be able to obtain travel visas

2019 Eligible Programs:

-          Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness

-          Bio-Inspired Solar Energy

-          Gravity & the Extreme Universe

-          Humans & the Microbiome

-          Molecular Architecture of Life


Reporting Requirements:

-          Annual reporting required


Recent Caltech Recipients:

-          Thomas Vidick (2017)

Guidelines and previous recipients: http://www.cifar.ca/global-scholars/

Program Overview: https://www.cifar.ca/docs/default-source/global-scholars-call/globalscholars_programdescription2019.pdf?sfvrsn=4e68914b_4

Application Portal: https://portal.mycifar.ca/ 

Please notify the Foundation Relations team if you anticipate making a submission. We are here to help ensure that Caltech’s proposals are competitive. We can assist with proposal development and advise you on the routing of your paperwork. Interested researchers should work with their division grant manager to prepare the budget, the MORA form, and the Division Approval Form (DAF).  Submissions and awards for this grant program will be processed through the Office of Foundation Relations.


The Portland Technology Development group of Intel Corporation has several openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental expertise, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining complex scientific equipment is preferred, but not required.

Openings are immediately available at Intel's primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR.

Interested candidates should email resumes to david.j.towner@intel.com

 


LANL has current openings they are trying to fill in their Intelligence and Space Research Division (ISR)

IRC61589- Gamma-Ray and Neutron Instrumentation for Non-Proliferation

IRC61577- Space Physics Instrumentation

IRC61576- High Energy Astrophysics Instrumentation

ICR61575- Neutron-Gamma Planetary Science

 


 

The Portland Technology Development (PTD) group of Intel Corporation currently has openings for Ph.Ds to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Openings are immediately available at Intel's primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below.

Interested candidates should email resumes to carolyn.n.valdez@intel.com (please include PhD GPA and list of journal-publications in resume)

https://intel.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/US-Oregon-Hillsboro/PTD-Module-Engineer_JR0037829-1

 


 

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-03-26 to 2018-05-18.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wbWlrYS53YWx0b25AY2FsdGVjaC5lZHU=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - Purdue University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University (www.physics.purdue.edu) seeks applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. We envision a junior hire to complement existing strengths in the condensed matter group. Areas of current research interest in the Department include non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall physics, novel topological phases of matter, quantum computing and information processing, and exotic superconductivity. Individuals pursuing novel experimental techniques to probe condensed matter systems are encouraged to apply. Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics or related field and a documented record of research accomplishments. A successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of present and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Electronic submission is preferred: https://www.physics.purdue.edu/searches/app/. Questions regarding the position and search should be directed to Prof. Michael Manfra (mmanfra@purdue.edu). Applications completed by January 11, 2018 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

FACULTY POSITION IN EXPERIMENTAL ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS - Purdue University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University (www.physics.purdue.edu) seeks applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field, an outstanding record of research accomplishments, and evidence of potential excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research program, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, publication list, brief descriptions of their planned research program and teaching philosophy, and a list of three references. Electronic submission is preferred: https://www.physics.purdue.edu/searches/app/. Questions regarding the position and search should be directed to Chris Greene at chgreene@purdue.edu. Applications completed by January 8, 2018 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the position is filled.

Purdue University's Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue University requires a background check for employment in all positions.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to app



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