McGill University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: McGill-POSTDOC [#18737]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Probability Theory and related fields
Application Deadline: 2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/22, finished 2022/02/23, listed until 2021/11/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McGill University is advertising a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in probability theory and related fields. The Montreal probability group includes faculty members from the McGill Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Louigi Addario-Berry, Linan Chen, Jessica Lin and Elliot Paquette), as well as several faculty members from other McGill departments and other Montreal universities. The immediate supervisor will depend on who the chosen candidate's research interests align with best.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in mathematics or a related discipline by the date of appointment and no more than 3 years before the date of appointment, and must have demonstrated the capacity for independent research of excellent quality. The Candidate must have a valid Doctoral degree (PhD or MD) for a maximum of five (5)years after obtaining their Doctoral degree.

The fellowship will include a flexible work schedule and a salary of at least 40K/year, with the possibility of supplementing the salary by teaching 1-2 courses a year (subject to departmental need). Additional funding will be available to the postdoc for research-related travel. Moreover, postdoctoral fellows, depending on their residency status, may pay a reduced tax rate (via the Québec program "Tax Exemption for Foreign Postdoctoral Trainees").

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from women, Indigenous persons, people with disabilities, members of racialized communities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other groups which are currently underrepresented within the mathematical community. Candidates are welcome to signal any leave that affected productivity, or any other circumstances that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. McGill seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of people with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Individuals who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,, or phone at 514-398-2477.

Applications should be submitted via and should include a CV, a research statement, and 3 references. Teaching and diversity statements are welcome but are not required.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2021.

We encourage applicants to additionally apply to the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques' postdoctoral fellowships program (deadline November 12):


Information about work permits, healthcare and benefits, parental leave, and other employment-related questions can be found at the following links.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
805 Sherbrooke Street West
McGill University
Montreal QC H3A 0B9 CANADA