Each year, PIMS awards prizes recognizing many different types of mathematical excellence. For information on prizes awarded by PIMS, including opening dates and eligibility criteria, please visit the Prizes and Awards section.


Postdoctoral Fellows

A major part of PIMS' mission is to facilitate the training of highly qualified personal, and one of the primary ways we achieve this is through the prestigious PIMS postdoctoral programs. New fellowships are awarded annually, distributed across the PIMS sites. Please see the Postdoctoral pages for more information and competition details.


CNRS Visitors

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) are calling for applications from French researchers to spend the academic year 2018-19 at one of PIMS' member universities and to participate in PIMS' research activities.

The applicants should be "fonctionnaires titulaires" either at the CNRS or at a French university, and priority will be given to junior researchers "charg(e)es de recherches" or "maitres de conferences."

Applications should be sent to Sinnou David, Directeur adjoint scientifique, INSMI (CNRS), and to James Colliander, Director of PIMS, by November 15, 2017. They should include a CV and a list of publications, together with a description of the research project to be done during the academic year, and the names of the PIMS researchers which would be involved in the project. Results will be announced by the spring of 2018.

For French colleagues posted in a laboratory managed by an institute of CNRS other than INSMI, the application should also be sent to the relevant Institute. In particular, those working in a INS2I laboratory should copy Anne Doucet at Email: anne.doucet@lip6.fr

In the case of university faculty, once the application has been accepted, the actual appointment is subject to the person receiving a "delegation au CNRS" from their home institution.

Successful applicants will be sent for one year by the CNRS to the PIMS university where the research is to be carried out, on the understanding that they will be given adequate working conditions, and be treated like local faculty (except for teaching). We encourage researchers at PIMS universities to contact their French counterparts and encourage them to apply. The extent of local support will be a crucial factor in judging the applications.


Sinnou David,
Directeur adjoint scientifique, INSMI (CNRS)
Email: sinnou.david@cnrs-dir.fr

James Colliander,
Director, PIMS (UMI 3069, CNRS)
Email: director@pims.math.ca


Please direct any technical questions to:

Executive Assistant, PIMS
Email: reception@pims.math.ca

The deadline for complete nominations/applications is NOVEMBER 15.



There are currently no other employment openings at PIMS.