August 31, 2010

Annual Call to the Adobe Tower

Once again, the Santa Fe Institute is hiring post-docs. Once again, for sheer concentrated intellectual stimulation — not to mention views like this from your office window — there is no better position for an independent-minded young scientist with interdisciplinary interests. The official announcement follows:

The Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute offers you:
  • unparalleled intellectual freedom
  • transdisciplinary collaboration with leading researchers worldwide
  • up to three years in residence in Santa Fe, NM
  • discretionary research and collaboration funds
  • individualized mentorship and preparation for your next leadership role
  • an intimate, creative work environment with an expansive sky
The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute is unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical and/or computational in nature, although it may include an empirical component. SFI typically has 15 Omidyar Fellows and postdoctoral researchers, 15 resident faculty, 95 external faculty, and 250 visitors per year. Descriptions of the research themes and interests of the faculty and current Fellows can be found at Requirements:
  • a Ph.D. in any discipline (or expect to receive one by September 2011)
  • an exemplary academic record
  • a proven ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • a demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research
  • evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms
Applications are welcome from:
  • candidates from any country
  • candidates from any discipline
  • women and minorities, as they are especially encouraged to apply.
The Santa Fe Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline: 1 November 2010
To apply: We accept online applications ONLY.
Inquiries: email to ofellowshipinfo at santafe dot edu

The Santa Fe Institute is a private, independent, multidisciplinary research and education center founded in 1984. Since its founding, SFI has devoted itself to creating a new kind of scientific research community, pursuing emerging synthesis in science. Operating as a visiting institution, SFI seeks to catalyze new collaborative, multidisciplinary research; to break down the barriers between the traditional disciplines; to spread its ideas and methodologies to other institutions; and to encourage the practical application of its results.

The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute is made possible by a generous gift from Pam and Pierre Omidyar.


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