Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Post-Docs in Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity

Call for postdoctoral positions for working on the ERC (European Research Project) project

Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity
Principal Investigator: Gabriel Catren

The European Research Council (ERC) project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity announces one-year post-doctoral positions, with the possibility of an extension depending on the final evaluation. The profile of the searched candidate is that of a candidate with a strong background in pure mathematics and mathematical physics interested in the conceptual and mathematical foundations of theoretical physics.

Profile of the position: The chosen candidate is expected to work on one of the following areas:
Philosophy of spacetime and gravitational theories. 
Philosophy of quantum mechanics in the light of symplectic geometry, geometric quantization and the theory of constrained Hamiltonian systems. 
Philosophy of quantum gravity.
Scientific environement: Laboratoire SPHERE (UMR 7219), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France. Eligibility requirements: Eligible candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent in philosophy, physics or mathematics.

Application Procedure: Applicants are invited to submit a dossier by email (in English or French) including:
• a cover letter explaining the candidate’s research interests and her/his skills for contributing to an interdisciplinary project at the intersection between philosophy, physics, and mathematics. 
• a curriculum vitae including a publication list; 
• university certification of the last candidates’ degree. 
• a copy of PhD thesis and a sample of other relevant writings, published or not; 
• the name and electronic address of one knowledgeable scholar who could provide a recommendation letter if necessary.
Scholars of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

For further information, please contact Gabriel Catren:

The dossier must be addressed to the following electronic address:

Application deadline: Open until filled.

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