Graduate Student Opportunities

Career, Fellowship & Other Opportunities

Upcoming Conferences

  • Summer School on Current Topics in Mathematical Physics - Toronto, Canada
  • Spring School - Complex Networks: Theory, Methods & Applications - Italy
  • Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) - Reed College, Oregon
  • Algebraic Groups and Geometrization of the Langlands Program
  • Currently Developments in Mathematics Conference - Harvard University
    • Conference - November 17-18, 2018
    • Register online at http://math.harvard.edu/cdm
    • Travel support is available for graduate students and recent PhDs
       
  • American Physical Society March Meeting - Los Angeles, California
    • Abstract Submission Deadline - November 3, 2017
    • Travel Grants Available
    • Registration Deadline, early rate - January 12, 2018
    • Conference - March 5-9, 2018
    • For more information, please refer to http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/
       
  • North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information - Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - The 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany
NASA announces its intent to participate in the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and requests that full-time U.S. graduate students attending U.S. universities respond to this "Call for Abstracts."

The IAC - which is organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) - is the largest space-related conference world-wide and selects an average of 1000 scientific papers every year. The upcoming IAC will be held October 1-5, 2018 in Bremen, Germany. NASA's participation in this event is an on-going effort to continue to bridge NASA with the astronautical and space international community.

This "Call for Abstracts" is a precursor to a subsequent submission of a final paper, which may be presented at the 68th IAC. Student authors are invited to submit an abstract regarding an original, unpublished paper that has not been submitted in any other forum. A NASA technical review panel will select abstracts from those that have been accepted by the IAF. This opportunity is for graduate students majoring in fields related to the IAF research topics. Students may submit technical (oral) presentations and/or posters. Students may submit abstracts that are co-authored with their Principal Investigators. However, the student must be the "lead author," and only the student will present at the IAC. Students must be available to travel to the conference to represent NASA and their universities. Students must be U.S. citizens, attending a U.S. university, who plan to enter a career in space science or aeronautics. Pending the availability of funding, graduate students selected by NASA to participate in the IAC will be considered for subsidy funding from NASA.

Many students and professors are currently involved in NASA related research that could be considered for this submission. Students submitting abstracts are strongly encouraged to seek advice from professors, who are conducting NASA research and/or from NASA scientists and engineers. Abstracts must be related to NASA's ongoing vision for space exploration and fit into one of the following IAC categories:

  • Science and Exploration – Systems sustaining missions, including life, microgravity, space exploration, space debris and Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

  • Applications and Operations – On-going and future operational applications, including earth observation, communication, navigation, human space endeavors and small satellites

  • Technology – Common technologies to space systems including astrodynamics, structures, power and propulsion

  • Infrastructure – Systems sustaining space missions including space system transportation, future systems and safety

  • Space and Society – Interaction of space with society including education, policy and economics, history and law

The criteria for the selection will be defined according to the following specifications:

  • Abstracts should specify: purpose, methodology, results, conclusions and areas for discussion.

  • Abstracts should indicate that substantive technical and/or programmatic content is included.

  • Abstracts should clearly indicate that the material is new and original; they should explain why and how.

  • Prospective author(s) should certify that the paper was not presented at a previous meeting.

  • Abstracts must be written in English and the length should not exceed 400 words. Tables or drawings are not allowed in the abstract.

Submit your abstract to NASA at https://iac.nasaprs.com no later than 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Please submit proof of U.S. citizenship and current enrollment in U.S. university or college no later than February 28, 2018 toabstract@nasaprs.com.

Submit your abstract to the IAF at their website,www.iafastro.net by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (11:59:00 CET).

IAC Paper Selection:


Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Session Chairs on the basis of technical quality and relevance to the session topics. Selected abstracts may be chosen for eventual oral or poster presentation. Any such choice is not an indication of quality of the submitted abstract. Their evaluation will be submitted to the Symposium Coordinators, who will make acceptance recommendations to the International Programme Committee, which will make the final decision. Please note that any relevance to the Congress main theme will be considered as an advantage.

The following information must be included in the submission: paper title, name of contact author, name of co-author(s), organization(s), full postal address, phone, email of the author and co-author(s). Abstract should specify purpose, methodology, results and conclusions and should indicate that substantive technical and/or programmatic content, as well as clearly indicate that the material is new and original and explain why and how.

Please check the IAF website (www.iafastro.org) regularly to get the latest updates on the Technical Programme.


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


Canada/USA Mathcamp is looking for graduate students as leaders for its summer 2018 session.

When: June 20 to August 2, 2018

Where: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Compensation: $4,000 stipend plus room and board for six weeks, and travel expenses

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Details and online application: http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/
 

"Becoming a mentor at Mathcamp was the single best professional choice I made in grad school. I say this not because it was truckloads of fun, a pleasant break from the research routine, and the start of some wonderful friendships, though it was all that and more. The simple joy of working with amazingly bright and talented high school students each summer renewed my passion for mathematics when it sagged at the end of the academic year, and reminded me why it was worthwhile to keep working through all of the doubts and difficulties on the way to my thesis.

At Mathcamp, I learned to give lectures that are entertaining as well as precise and informative. No seminar audience asks tougher questions than Mathcampers. Once you can hold the attention and respect of twenty Mathcampers for a full hour on a sunny summer afternoon, you have nothing to fear from any seminar or colloquium audience in the country."

- Sam Payne, Professor at Yale and former Mathcamp mentor


This summer, we invite you to:

  • Be a leader in a vibrant community of talented and enthusiastic high-school students and energetic faculty.
  • Teach and learn what most interests you, in an atmosphere of freedom and excitement.
  • Be a friend and mentor to 120 marvelous kids.
  • Be an architect of an experience that those 120 kids will cherish for years.

Canada/USA Mathcamp (www.mathcamp.org) is a summer program for talented high school students from all over the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world. At Mathcamp, students interact with world-class mathematicians, explore advanced topics in mathematics, and find a true intellectual peer group.The mentor job is a hybrid between a teaching position and a camp counselor role. Your primary responsibility is to teach great classes, and you'll be doing this in the context of a residential summer program: you live, eat, and play with the campers. It's a lot of work and a lot of fun.As a mentor at Mathcamp, you get an amazing teaching experience: there is no set curriculum, so you create your own classes and teach the math you're interested in. From group theory to projective geometry, from complex analysis to cryptography, from fractals to voting theory – there is an abundance of mathematics that can be taught (with a little imagination) at camp level. You'll have support (in both curriculum design and pedagogy) from master teachers, and you'll work with students who are exceptionally smart and engaged.Mentors are also the camp's primary leaders and organizers, and cultivate the rich life of the camp by planning activities, setting camp policy, and serving as residential counselors—essentially, running the camp, and bringing it to life with creative ideas, inside and outside the classroom. Initiative, flexibility, and tolerance for a certain degree of chaos are a must—that is part of what makes Mathcamp an exciting place to work! Since women and minority students often face a shortage of role models in mathematics, we are especially eager to recruit mentors from these groups.

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit http://www.mathcamp.org/mentor/.


Call for Proposals -- NASA Fellowship Activity 2018

NASA Office of Education opened a call for graduate research proposals on January 17, 2018. The NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH18ZHA003N: NASA Fellowship Activity 2018 is seeking student authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The purpose of the NASA Fellowship Activity 2018 is to support the vitality and diversity of the STEM workforce of NASA and the United States by training and funding graduate students during their STEM academic endeavors and providing access to NASA, its content, unique facilities, and STEM experts. The program details and requirements are outlined in the solicitation document.

To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens who hold a bachelor's degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2018. Candidates must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2018, and intend to pursue a research-based Masters or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field.

Proposals are due March 20, 2018.

For full program details, visit
: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={1CA633C8-7767-8658-6260-F318694A347B}&path=open. An informational webinar about this fellowship will be presented on Jan. 24 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET, Jan. 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET or Feb. 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The telecom number is 1-844-467-6272, and the passcode is 993012. The information to join the meeting via the web will be posted on the solicitation webpage once the information is available.


Questions concerning these program elements may be directed to Elizabeth Cartier at elizabeth.a.cartier@nasa.gov.


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.


The application process for the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum begins  November 6, 2017.

Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize for Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The application period for the 6th HLF runs from November 6, 2017 until February 9, 2018. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by February 9 (midnight at the dateline) via the following link:

http://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

The 6th HLF will take place from September 23 to 28, 2018 (with young researcher registration on September 22). This prominent, versatile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Laureate lectures, young researcher workshops and a structure welcoming unfettered discussions are the elements that compose the Forum's platform.

Over the course of the week-long HLF, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and find out how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. As described by a young researcher, "The best professional experience of my life. I thought that receiving my PhD was the most ultimate event and highlight, but the HLF tops even that."

All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for each discipline of mathematics and computer science. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2018 whether or not they will be invited.

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at: yr@heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

For more information, please visit:
www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

Background

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 23 to 28, 2018. The HLFF was established and is funded by the German foundation the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The Scientific Partners of the HLFF are the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Heidelberg University. The HLF is strongly supported by the award-granting institutions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).


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


The Areteem Institute is a private educational institution that provides supplementary math and science programs for middle school and high school students.

We offer online classes, both live (virtual whiteboard with student-teacher interaction) and self-paced (with recorded video lectures). We also have an online platform dedicated to daily problems and monthly contests for student practice.

We are currently looking for passionate part-time instructors, tutors, and content creators in math and science to help improve our offerings.

The hours are flexible and work can be done from almost anywhere.

Those interested can contact the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, John Lensmire at john@areteem.org for more information.


G Research have now opened applications for their 2018 Summer Internship programme. G-Research are a leading quantitative research & technology firm who develop systematic investment ideas for deployment in global financial markets. We're looking for Interns with a strong mathematical background to spend the Summer with us working within our Quant teams.

Running for 10 weeks, our Researchers have developed intellectually stimulating and challenging projects which reflect some of the interesting problems they tackle on a day to day basis. Working across area such as Machine Learning and Data Science, Modelling, Optimisation and Risk, the projects give a great insight into some of the work we do here while allowing you to see what life in quant finance might be like. It isn't all work however, and Interns last year enjoyed socials such as Crystal Maze, escape rooms, cooking classes and frequent team nights out. The internship is competitively paid and working hours are 9-5.30.

If you're interested in learning more please contact Katie Laing (Katie.Laing@GResearch.co.uk) for more details or apply here: http://www.gresearch.co.uk/vacancies?p=job%2Fo3RR5fwA


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