The next Call for Application will open in September 2017.

Thank you for your interest in our Research Center. 


Frauke Logermann

Open Positions

Post-Doc Fellowships at the Max Planck Research Center of Quantum Optics

In order to support early career researchers in the advancement of their careers and to foster scientific collaboration between MPQ and Harvard at an early stage,  the Max Planck Harvard Research Center is offering a number of two year Post-Doc fellowships to outstanding female and male candidates each year. 

The Harvard MPQ Quantum Initiative is offering six competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Science each year. Fellowships are awarded for the duration of two years for outstanding young scientists to carry out their research project under the joint supervision of PIs from MPQ and Harvard. Successful candidates will be either based at Harvard or at MPQ, but will be able to take advantage of the unique opportunity to pursue their research in collaboration with faculty and students at both institutions.

Fellows will be offered the opportunity to travel between both institutions on a regular basis, while profiting from the excellent colloquia series and scientific retreat events organized by the center each year. In addition to that, fellows will be able to participate in the institution's soft skill & training programmes and will receive substantial career counseling from the PI network.  

Research projects are to further enhance research collaborations between Harvard and MPQ by mutually creating the building blocks for prospective sceintific collaborations between youn scientists.

Fellowships offer young scientists the unique opportunity to take advantage of the worldclass research environment at both institute and to carry out  research at one of the most vibrant research centers in the field of quantum optics.

The application process will be re-opened in September 2017!

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