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ERC (European Research Council) Project Philosophy of Canonical Gravitaty

February 2014-... : Call for postdoctoral positions

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Principal Investigator : Gabriel Catren

The European Research Council (ERC) project Philosophy of Canonical Quantum Gravity (PhiloQuantumGravity) announces one-year post-doctoral positions, with the possibility of one year extension. The profile of the candidate should have a strong background in pure mathematics and mathematical physics and be 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 :

  1. Foundations of gravitational theories.
  2. Foundations of classical and quantum mechanics.
  3. Foundations of canonical quantum gravity.

Scientific environment : Laboratoire SPHERE (UMR 7219), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – Universities Paris Diderot and Paris 1, 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 candidates’ last degree.
  • a copy of his/her 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 : erc.philoquantumgravity((at))

The application must be addressed to the following electronic address : erc.philoquantumgravity((at))
Application deadline : Open until filled.