Post doc: Quantum theory, 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:

Applications and supporting material should be sent to 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.