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Summer Session Office at the University of Chicago

Seeking candidates to propose pre-college courses for high school students for the summer of 2022.

Primary instructors have full responsibility for teaching a self-designed course in the Immersion program for pre-college (academically advanced high school) students, developed in collaboration with the Summer Session Office. These are graded courses designed specifically for academically advanced high school students ready to tackle UChicago undergraduate-level material and assignments, and feature both traditional (e.g., lecture, discussion) and experiential (e.g., labs, field trips) learning activities.

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Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 11, 2021

The Portland Technology Development group of Intel Corporation currently has 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 Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, 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

Data Science for All / Women

The DS4A / Women program is designed to help female students and professionals develop into data-driven leaders of tomorrow. It is a free program that provides world-class technical training, professional development workshops, mentorship from senior leaders, competitive employment opportunities, and the opportunity to build your network of data-driven peers and leading organizations. 

When: September- October 2021 (full schedule here)

Where: Virtual

Who: Open to both early-career practitioners who aspire to transition from academia to industry, as well as for mid-career leaders who aspire to confidently lead teams that use data and analytics 

Cost: Free, by application only

How to Apply: Apply Here!

Deadline: August 8th, 2021. The deadline is in August 2021 but we encourage students to apply as early as possible as our Admissions Committee works on a rolling basis. 

 If you'd like to find out more information about the program or sign up for DS4A / Women program, please visit our website. If you know someone else who might benefit from this event, feel free to pass this link and information along! Here is the link to sign-up.

Research in Germany: Your Postdoc in the Heart of Europe

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 10:45 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Register: Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please RSVP by clicking "Join event" here.  

You should attend if you are: a graduate student, a postdoc, a young professional, a graduate student advisor, coordinator of a graduate school or of a postdoc office, or just interested in a postdoc in Germany!

Your Postdoc Opportunities in the Heart of Europe!

Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is one of the best destinations for cutting-edge scientific research. If you are considering a postdoc or starting your own research group in Europe's most vibrant research landscape, our event will provide information about the next steps in your international career. You will learn about postdoc positions, funding opportunities, and how to navigate the German research landscape.

Germany's position as a European powerhouse means that many of its universities offer excellent job prospects. In fact, a lot of international researchers love the country so much that they choose to continue living in Germany after their initial projects have been completed. What's more, Germany can be a relatively inexpensive country to live in compared to other first-rate research destinations around the world.

"Research in Germany: Your Postdoc in the Heart of Europe" is your pass to explore the exciting postdoc opportunities in different research areas as well as funding opportunities and career advancement in Germany!

Meet with representatives from a wide variety of German universities, funding and exchange institutions, all of whom will be happy to answer your questions. Learn from professionals and alumni about the many doors Germany and its research landscape can open for you. With welcoming remarks by the German Consulate General New York.


  • Campus OWL
  • Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Heidelberg University
  • Technical University Berlin 
  • Technical University Munich
  • UAS7 - German Universities of Applied Sciences
  • University Alliance Ruhr
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Freiburg

Funding Organizations and Alumni

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)

Polygence - Paid Internship Opportunity

Polygence is an online research academy that connects high school students with academic experts like yourself to complete student-driven research projects. We pay MA and PhD candidates a competitive rate of $75+ per hour-long session ($750+ per project) depending on qualifications. 

Polygence's mission is to democratize access to research, especially within underserved communities. You will be joining our community of 500+ researchers who are passionate to inspire future scholars and scientists. As one of our mentors, you would be paired with as many or as few students as you'd like. You would meet them 1-on-1 for 10 one-hour sessions over the course of 3-5 months. Most students are eager to start the program in the spring and complete the bulk of their project of the summer. Physics (especially quantum and astrophysics) is a very popular subject among our students, and we have had students do projects on topics ranging from the science behind invisibility cloaking, to astrophysics, to the physics behind rocket propulsion, and more.  Read Mentor FAQs here.

Plus, as a Polygence mentor you will be able to hone your teaching  expertise and work on communicating your ideas to a non-expert audience- all important skills to have on the job market! 

Polygence also has a thriving pro bono program that offers our services for free to low-income students. If you're interested in working one-on-one with one of our ambitious students, apply to be a mentor here and book a call here or reach out to to learn more!

US Work Authorization Required (F1,J1 holders are ineligible) 

Elings Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UC Santa Barbara

 Eligible research may be in any area of the physical sciences, biology, or engineering. The fellowships provide a salary of $65,000/year for two years, along with benefits and research funds.

Successful applicants will work with, and receive partial support from, experimentalists on the CNSI faculty; applications must be coordinated with the relevant faculty supervisor(s).  Fellowship recipients must have completed a Ph.D. in science or engineering prior to their arrival at CNSI.

The deadline for applications is May 17, 2021.

For more information and instructions to apply for the fellowship, see

Princeton's Center for Statistics and Learning
Opening for Data Scientist - 3 year appointment

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. required in computer science, mathematics, statistics, data/computational science, or related disciplinary field or equivalent combination of educational training and relevant experience.
  • Strong coding/algorithm prototyping skills, and ability to explain and document work.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: Python, R, C/C++, or Julia.
  • Experience using data analysis, statistics, machine learning, and/or scientific computing to address basic research questions; or commensurate achievements
  • Questions?  Contact Project Manager, Ellen DiPippo

HRL Laboratories LLC job openings

Malibu, CA

Looking for graduating seniors,  recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in working in an inudstrial laboratory setting on research utilizing nanoscale quantum-effect devices at cryogenic temperatures. 

US citizenship required

Foursquare job openings for software engineers

Openings for software engineers as well as anyone with strong technical skills and expertise in at least one of the languages used at Foresquare, writing code for academic research would be relevant experience. If you'd like to apply or just chat about the job opening, please reach out to Shea Garrison-Kimmel(former TAPIR postdoc.)

MATHRIX Assistant Professorships at the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster:
Dynamics – Geometry – Structure, University of Münster, Germany 

We invite applications for two MATHRIX Assistant Professorships in Mathematics (Juniorprofessur, salary level W1).

One of the assistant professor positions will be filled in an area of theoretical mathematics, and one in an area of applied mathematicsThe two positions, running for 3+3 years, are equipped with an attractive start-up package.

Applications should be submitted electronically by 15 April 2021.
Find out more about the application procedure at

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - Dept of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the South Dakota School of Mines is in the recruitment phase for two full-time Instructor, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer positions to start in August of 2021. South Dakota Mines School Math opportunitiesPlease click here to view the flyers.

The review date for the search is January 25, 2021 and we they will continue to accept and review applications received after the review date. As indicated in the fliers, candidates must apply online at

UNC Charlotte, North Caroline tenure-track Assistant Professor in Statistics for Fall 2021

Search for the job on the UNCC website:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report.) 

Review of applications will begin December 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  

Cornell Applied Physics Tenure-track position

The School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell is conducting a search for a tenure-track faculty member in an area of applied physics including, but not limited to, biophysics and biotechnology, optics and photonics, nanostructure science and technology, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, renewable energy, and materials physics. We would appreciate it if you could bring this opportunity to the attention of qualified individuals.  

Cornell University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages nominations of, and applications from, women and underrepresented minorities. 

Typically, a postdoctoral experience is considered to be an essential component of a successful application. However, for exceptional candidates nearing the completion of their PhD, we can provide additional support in the form of a bridging fellowship for postdoctoral training prior to the start of the faculty position. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Thin Films Module Engineer

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

Click here for the full job description and to learn more.

CIFAR Research Scientists

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.

Click here for the full job description and to learn more.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Positions

LANL has current openings they are trying to fill in their Intelligence and Space Research Division (ISR). Visit each link below to learn more:

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


IRC61577- Space Physics Instrumentation

IRC61576- High Energy Astrophysics Instrumentation

ICR61575- Neutron-Gamma Planetary Science

Conference Opportunities

ComSciCon21 Flagship Workshop
August 4-7, 2021

Applications close on Thursday, April 15th

Application link:
2021 event website:
Twitter handle: #comscicon21
Email questions to:

ComSciCon provides graduate student attendees with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet early career leaders in science communication, to learn from and interact with a remarkable group of invited experts, and to produce an original work communicating complex technical science and engineering concepts to a new audience.

We encourage women, BIPOC, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ communities, and all other people with any intersection of minoritized and/or marginalized identities to apply. ComSciCon is committed to diversity and equity, and encourages all people to apply to the conference! 

Accommodations can be provided upon request for people with disabilities. We will provide opportunities to request specific accommodations after the selection process for attendees is complete.

STAQ Quantum Ideas Summer School

June 7-11, 2021
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for undergraduates, graduates and industry professionals

Princeton Fintech & Quant Conference Webinar Series

PhD Students in Math, Statistics, Physics or Computer Science are invited to submit their resume to receive a free ticket sponsored by Point72 as part of their "Point72 Excellence in Math, CS and Physics PhD Scholarship" program. To qualify, students must use their .edu email for registration and submit their resume at the following link:

Fellowship & Award Opportunities

Mavroyannis Scholarship for graduate studies in Theoretical Physics or Physical Chemistry

The scholarship is open to Greek national and Greek heritage graduate students studying at a Faculty of Science at a North American University for a PhD degree in Theoretical Physics or Physical Chemistry. The award is a one-time grant of USD 5,000.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2021.

D.E. Shaw Group's Zenith Fellowship

A global investment and technology development firm with more than $55 billion in investment capital. The fellowships are unique education programs that give participating students insight into our firm and industry. During this three-day virtual program, fellows will participate in a content-driven curriculum of interactive seminars led by notable speakers and the firm's own analysts. They'll also spend time with senior leaders of the firm, discuss career paths in finance with recent hires and long-tenured employees, and develop relationships with undergraduate and doctoral students from schools around the country. We provide a $1,500 stipend.

Applications due by Sunday, April 25, 2021