Graduate Student Opportunities

Career, Fellowship & Other Opportunities

Upcoming Conferences

  • 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 New York Yankees Baseball Operations Department is looking to fill two positions:

  1. Associate, Quantitative Analysis: This is a year-long position intended for recent graduates (including those graduating in December 2017 or May 2018).
  2. Summer Intern, Quantitative Analysis: This a summer-only position intended for current students (undergraduate or graduate).

Both positions will give students hands-on experience with quantitative projects related to player evaluation, player development, and/or in-game strategy. We are looking for students with strong quantitative reasoning, familiarity with statistical programming, and a passion for baseball. Unfortunately, we cannot currently offer these positions to students who will require visa sponsorship.

Any interested students should apply via the links above. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to Theo Feder directly (tfeder@yankees.com)


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).


MSRI is currently accepting applications for our 2018-19 Scientific Programs:

Hamiltonian systems, from topology to applications through analysis, August 13-December 14, 2018

Derived Algebraic Geometry, January 22-May 24, 2019

Birational Geometry and Moduli Spaces, January 22-May 24, 2019

To be considered for membership for any of the following positions, please register through MathJobs. Registration is free, but necessary, as it is important for the NSF and other agencies that support MSRI, that we have complete records. 

Research Members

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellows

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Additional information about the registration process can be found HERE


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


Internship & Full-time Research Positions @ Theorem

We invite PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to apply for research positions at Theorem.

Theorem combines quantitative research, software engineering and rigorous scientific investigation to build credit portfolios that produce strong and consistent yields across business cycles.

Theorem, researchers are comfortable reading and applying scientific papers. Researchers often explore and apply esoteric statistical and machine learning methods, and may contribute to the development of new methods. Researchers move fluidly between theory and practice, designing and conducting experiments that get at the heart of abstract business problems in the most rigorous way possible. And Theorem researchers apply best practices from academia, contributing regular scientific review meetings and paper discussion groups held weekly within the firm.

For more information about our company and culture, job opportunities and how to apply, please review our postings on Handshake:

Full-time: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/976207

Internship: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/993712

Meet us at Caltech this Fall.

October 17: Career Fair 10-2

October 17: Theorem Information Session, TBD

October 18: Interviews at the Career Development Center

We look forward to meeting you.

Theorem Research & Engineering Team
http://theoremlp.com
https://www.linkedin.com/company/10822023/


Hello Caltech Physics graduate students and alumni! Looking for a position at an exciting, fast-paced research and development company? Modern Electron is a startup on a mission to generate cheap, modular and reliable electricity for all! We have 20+ issued patents and over $10 MM in venture capital funding, and we are looking for intelligent individuals to join our R&D team.

As an R&D Physicist at Modern Electron, you would be responsible for designing and conducting experiments on our prototype nanofabricated anodes under hot cathodes in custom-built ultra-high vacuum (UHV) chambers. You will analyze the data, draw conclusions, and communicate the results to the computational physics and nanofabrication teams in order to complete a feedback loop aimed at gaining a robust understanding of the electron optics, surface chemistry, and practical limitations of the prototype anodes.

If you are interested in this position, please send me your resume and I can forward it to the hiring manager. If you would like more information on the position, please visit the job description posted on our website. Note that other positions are also available, and that Modern Electron is open to internships.

 


Amelia Earhart Fellowships for Women

2018-19 Academic Year

TO: Financial Aid/Dean of Graduate Studies/Aerospace-Related Departments

FROM: Megan Radavich, Director of Programs and Advocacy

DATE: August 2017

SUBJECT: Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships for women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.

AMELIA EARHART & ZONTA INTERNATIONAL

Established in 1938, Zonta International's Amelia Earhart Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing degrees and careers in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. In the program's 78-year history, Zonta has awarded 1,543 Amelia Earhart Fellowships, totaling more than US$9.7 million, to 1,114 Fellows representing 72 countries. It is anticipated that 35 Fellowships of US$10,000 each will be awarded in 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

Women of any nationality are eligible. To apply for the Amelia Earhart Fellowship, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program in a qualifying area of science or engineering closely related to advanced studies in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering and completed at least one year of that program or have received a master's degree in an aerospace-related field at the time the application is submitted. A verification of current enrollment must be submitted with the application. Acceptance letters are not verification of enrollment and will not be accepted.

  • Demonstrate a superior academic record at a recognized university or college with accredited courses in aerospace-related studies as verified by official transcripts and recommendations. In programs where graduate transcripts are not provided as a matter of institutional policy, please provide a statement of that policy from the registrar or other school official. Please note that links from universities containing electronic transcripts will not be accepted.

  • Provide evidence of a well-defined research program in aerospace-related science or aerospace-related engineering as described in the application essay (in general scientific terms), the academic documents (references, transcripts, verification of enrollment) and the list of publications (Note: please do not attach publications; citing the references is sufficient).

  • Clearly demonstrate the relationship of the research to aerospace and furnish verification of research program through at least one of the reference letters required with the application. The thesis supervisor or advisor and a university professor must each be one of the referees.

  • Applicant must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program by 15 November 2018 and must not graduate before April 2019.

AMELIA EARHART APPLICATION

A copy of the Fellowship application is attached and can also be downloaded from the Zonta International website at http://www.zonta.org/Global-Impact/Education/Amelia-Earhart-Fellowship. The application, recommendations, official transcripts, and verification of enrollment for the 2018 Amelia Earhart Fellowships must be received or post-marked by 15 November 2017 to be considered.

AMELIA EARHART POSTER

The attached poster invites applications for the 2018 academic year from qualified women for fellowships of US$10,000 each for graduate study in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. Please post it so that interested students may apply. The poster can also be downloaded from the Zonta International website at http://www.zonta.org/Portals/0/Membership/Tools/AwardScholarshipFellowshipTools/AEPoster.pdf.

SUBMISSIONS

Zonta International


Programs Department


1211 West 22nd Street, Suite 900


Oak Brook, IL 60523 USA


Telephone: +1 (630) 320-7073


Fax: +1 (630) 928-1559
Email: Programs@zonta.org
Website: www.zonta.org


The Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science, math and engineering 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.

The PTD Module & Integration Device Yield Engineer's role encompasses ownership of critical technology, enabling rapid miniaturization in the semiconductor industry and the mass production of integrated circuits. Engineers within the Portland Technology Development (PTD) organization at Intel participate in leading edge innovations in the development of the fabrication process and continue to overcome seemingly impossible barriers as tolerances and specifications for building best-in-class computing devices becomes increasingly rigorous. Our world-class team consists of passionate, talented, accomplished scientists and engineers who hail from a diverse range of educational, cultural and technological backgrounds. We foster strong collaborations within large groups of process and design engineers as well as with equipment suppliers from all over the world. Our pursuit of increasingly efficient, powerful, tiny devices seek to enable smarter, connected economies toward the enrichment of people around the globe. If you are considering a career which places you at the leading edge of technological innovation with the world's foremost semiconductor manufacturer, we encourage you to consider joining the team that is chartered with continuing to meet the challenge of Moore's Law in the 21st century.

A key challenge in this pursuit of a superior microfabrication processes is the development of next generation optical and computational methods to enable precision measurements and finer control in increasingly complex device interfaces. In addition to students interested in the process development role detailed above, those with experience in optics and big-data manipulation are encouraged to consider applying as well. In this role, you will be tasked specifically with developing new optical methods as well as designing advanced algorithms that enable state-of-the-art process control systems in semiconductor manufacturing. This emerging team actively collaborates with various process, yield, automation and module engineers within Intel to utilize the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deliver unprecedented robust control to Intel's manufacturing process.

Criteria for selection include for all candidates: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, and an ability to drive and to take responsibility for projects. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is valued. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory. Those candidates specifically interested in optics and big data applications will be selected according to criteria including: data acquisition and analysis expertise in experimental research or, demonstrated real-world modeling and computational expertise in theoretical research, strong fundamental understanding of light-matter interaction in the microscopic and atomic regime, strong grasp of at-least one of the modern general all-purpose analytical programming languages such as Python, Matlab, SAS, JMP, R, C, C++, FORTRAN, etc. Additional desired qualifications for the optics and big data application role include demonstrated coding evidence through Github or similar platform, experience in latest machine learning technologies or experience in optical measurements, spectroscopy, signal processing, manipulation and analysis.

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 CMPHiring@intel.com as well as apply at jobs.intel.com, Job ID: JR0001698, http://jobs.intel.com/ShowJob/Id/1020746/PTD-Module-amp;-Integration-Device-Yield-Engineer/