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

Fellowship ID:Harvard-Department of Physics-MPHPOSTDOC2017 [#10127]
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:2017/11/30 finished (posted 2017/10/11, finished 2018/06/03, listed until 2018/04/11)

*** 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

The Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC) and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) seek postdoctoral fellows for the collaborative 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 start 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. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning November 1, 2017.
Please submit all materials by November 30, 2017.

Applicants should apply to the institution at which 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
Hans Kopfermann Str.
1 85748 Garching, Germany

Harvard Quantum Optics Center
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
Harvard Physics Department
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA

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