Post-doctoral position at the Santa Fe Institute

September 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

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

> a Ph.D. in any discipline (or expect to receive one by September 2012)
> computational and quantitative skills
> 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 2011.  Apply at  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 Pierre and Pam Omidyar.

Application Materials
Interested candidates must submit the following:

1. Curriculum vitae (including publications list).

2. Statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) to include a short description of the research you would like to pursue and why.

3. Description of interest in SFI (max. 1 page) that describes your potential contribution to the SFI community and also explains the potential impact of SFI on your research. Consider addressing one or more of the following: What sort of input from other fields would most improve your future research? What type of multidisciplinary workshop might you want to organize during your Fellowship? What aspects of your present or future research are difficult to pursue in a
traditional academic environment?

4. Three letters of recommendation from scholars who know your work. (The letters should be sent independent of the application. When you complete the online application, please be prepared to provide e-mail addresses of the three
individuals who will recommend you. SFI will contact them directly with instructions for submitting letters.)

5. (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished.

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