California Institute of Technology, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Division

Position ID:Caltech-PMA-IQIMPD [#22526]
Position Title: IQIM Postdoctoral Scholars
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pasadena, California 91125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Quantum Information Science
Condensed Matter Physics
Quantum Optics
Gravitational Physics
Physics / Optics and Photonics
Appl Deadline:2022/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/01, updated 2022/08/29, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at Caltech invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions in quantum science to begin in the Fall 2023. IQIM research spans Caltech’s departments of physics, applied physics, materials science, electrical engineering, computer science, and chemistry, and addresses a wide variety of experimental and theoretical research topics. These topics include, but are not limited to, quantum information science, quantum many-body physics in condensed matter and atomic systems, topological states of matter, quantum optics and light-matter interactions at the quantum level, quantum cavity-optomechanics, and quantum metrology. IQIM also has active visitor, seminar, and outreach programs.

Applicants will be asked to name at least one Caltech faculty member they would like to work with. That faculty member need not be affiliated currently with IQIM.

Electronic copies of your curriculum vitae, publication list (refereed papers on top), statement of research interests (no more than 5 pages, excluding references), and three letters of recommendation are required.

Review of applications begins on November 15, 2022; applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by that date. 

The appointment is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please reach out to the contact on the job posting. 

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Pasadena, CA 91125