Erlangen Quantum Theory Postdoctoral Fellowship

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MPL and FAU Erlangen
15 July, 2019


Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Erlangen

Applications are invited for the newly established Erlangen Quantum Theory Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are looking for researchers of outstanding quality who have recently obtained their PhD in Physics or already gained first experience at the postdoctoral level. Applications of candidates with an interest in quantum many-body dynamics, machine learning in quantum science or algorithms for near term quantum computers are particularly welcome. The fellowship is jointly established between the university and the Max Planck Institute in Erlangen, Germany.

The appointed candidate will have the chance to work with several research groups active in quantum theory in Erlangen. These include: Prof. Michael Hartmann (, Prof. Martin Eckstein (, Prof. Kai Schmidt (, all at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, and Prof. Florian Marquardt ( at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

To apply, please send your cv, publication list and a one page research statement. Please also arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted independently from two scientists familiar with your work. 

For enquiries please email: michael [dot] j [dot] hartmann [at] fau [dot] de (michael [dot] j [dot] hartmann [at] fau [dot] de).

Applications and supporting material should be sent to michael [dot] j [dot] hartmann [at] fau [dot] de (michael [dot] j [dot] hartmann [at] fau [dot] de) by July 15, 2019. Later applications by exceptionally strong candidates may also be considered. The appointments will initially be for 24 month and can be extended to up to 36 months.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality, welcoming applications from all backgrounds.