Postdoctoral researchers play a significant role in the Simons Institute's research ecosystem. We offer three different types of postdoctoral positions: programmatic research fellowships, Simons-Berkeley research fellowships, quantum research fellowships, and machine learning research fellowships.
Programmatic Research Fellowships
The Simons Institute offers about sixteen programmatic fellowships each semester. The majority of these are for one semester, in connection with a specific program, but several appointments for a full academic year are also available. In each semester of residence, a fellow normally participates in at least one of the ongoing programs at the Institute.
In addition, the Institute co-hosts joint fellowships, in which a fellow spends a period (typically one semester) as a Simons Institute research fellow and is also appointed to a research position at a partner institution. Positions at partner institutions include: postdoctoral positions at the Center for Mathematical Modeling
in Santiago, Chile; the Collaboration on the Theoretical Foundations of Deep Learning
(Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, UCI, UCSD, TTIC, EPFL, Hebrew); the Foundations of Data Science Institute
(Berkeley, MIT, Boston, Bryn Mawr, Harvard, Howard, Northeastern); the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
at UC San Diego; the Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning
(UT Austin, University of Washington, WSU); the Max Planck Institute for Informatics
in Saarbrücken, Germany; the Toyota Technological Institute
at Chicago, and the Weizmann Institute of Science
in Rehovot, Israel.
Applications for programmatic research fellowships for 2023–2024 are due December 15, 2022. More information here
Quantum Research Fellowships
Machine Learning Research Fellowships