Department of Physics, Harvard University, and
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Fellowship ID:Harvard-Department of Physics-MPHPOSTDOC2016 [#8691]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Optics
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/12/09, listed until 2017/06/09)

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Max Planck/Harvard
Research Center for Quantum Optics
invites applications for

Postdoctoral 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.

Further details about MPH-Quantum can be found at

We invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Science. Fellowships are awarded for the duration of two years to outstanding young 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.

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 December 31, 2016.

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:

To apply to Harvard please visit:

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                                   Harvard Quantum Optics Center
             Hans Kopfermann Str. 1                                                         Lyman 326, 17 Oxford Street
             85748 Garching, Germany                                                      Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Harvard Physics Department
17 Oxford Street
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