Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Foundations

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Application deadline: 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

This fellowship is a full-time three-year fixed-term fellowship funded under the recently established Perimeter Institute — Australia Foundations (PIAF) partnership. The Australian side involves Griffith University, the University of Queensland, and the University of Sydney. The successful applicant will be based at Griffith University in Brisbane, but will be supported to spend three months per year visiting other partners, split between Sydney and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada.

At Griffith University the successful applicant will join the Centre for Quantum Dynamics, which has 4 faculty members with theoretical or experimental research programs in quantum information and foundations, including Professor Howard Wiseman’s Federation Fellowship theory program Quantum Information, Measurement, and Control.

The successful applicant will have a strong research record at an international level in quantum foundations, preferably with interests in common with researchers at Griffith University, which include the arrow of time, Bohmian mechanics, Bayesianism and decision theory, the nature of quantum nonlocality and contextuality, and the significance of weak values.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the PIAF partnership. The appointee will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant area in physics or philosophy. Experience in the organisation of research networks, workshops and seminars, and evidence of ability to work cooperatively with others, are desirable. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Interviews are expected to take place in late September 2008 with the position available shortly thereafter.

For further information contact Dr Joan Vaccaro:

For specific details on how to apply please refer to

Only emailed applications will be accepted.