Post-doctoral Fellowships

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching

Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Type of Job


Post-doctoral Fellowships in Quantum Optics

Job Offer from January 04, 2017

The Max Planck / Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics invites applications for Post-doctoral Fellowships in Quantum Optics.

To expand on their research and to educate excellent scientists, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC) join their expertise with the creation of the Max Planck / Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics (MPH-Quantum). Research and educational activities take place in fundamental and applied fields in the quantum realm including sensing, metrology, control, chemistry, many-body systems, and information science.

We invite applications for Post-doctoral Fellowships in Quantum Science. Fellowships are awarded for the duration of two years to outstanding scientists. The successful candidate will be based either at Harvard or at MPQ, with the opportunity to take advantage of our unique cross-institutional environment. Joint projects between Harvard and MPQ are encouraged.

Profile & Application

Applicants should have completed their PhD no more than three years before starting the fellowship. The starting date is flexible, but should be within a year of application. To apply, submit a curriculum vita, a list of publications, and a brief description of research interests and goals (the latter not to exceed 500 words). Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference. All materials are accepted only through the web sites listed below.  The deadline for applications and all materials is January 15, 2017.

Applicants should apply to the institution they would like to be based. All applications will be considered together by MPH.

To apply to MPQ visit the MPQ application website.

To apply to Harvard please visit the Academic Jobs Online website.

Harvard University and MPQ are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Hans Kopfermann Str. 1

85748 Garching


Harvard Quantum Optics Center

Lyman 326, 17 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA 02138


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