Perimeter Institute is a place where bold ideas flourish. It’s a culture that thrives on collaboration and new perspectives, bringing together great minds in a shared endeavour to achieve breakthroughs that will transform our future. 

Perimeter is located in Waterloo Region, Ontario – a tri-city area with big impact. Home to two universities, 1,000+ tech companies, national and global corporations and non-profits, and a burgeoning arts scene, this region of 550,000 people is also exceptionally welcoming to families, boasting a strong public school system and diverse population. Only 90 minutes from Toronto, it is a place where anyone can find their niche. Find out more at #whywaterloo.


Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic work culture fuelled by ideas and collaboration. The centre hosts a diverse research community, including some of today’s pre-eminent theoretical physicists, PhD and Masters-level trainees, and the world’s largest group of independent postdoctoral fellows in the field, all supported by a small group of hard-working administrative staff.

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There are a number of volunteer job opportunities at Perimeter Institute that cover a variety of areas such as hospitality, administration, education, and leadership. Perimeter is passionate about sharing the excitement of scientific research and discovery, and we're always looking for volunteers to share this passion.

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Perimeter Institute is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Perimeter Institute provides support throughout the application process for applicants with disabilities. We work with you to understand the impact of your disability to appropriately accommodate you during the application/interview process. Please contact [email protected] for assistance.   

Life at PI: an inspiring environment where creativity, collaboration and fun are all part of the equation. 

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