Fellowship and Employment Resources

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Employment and Fellowship

Graduate Opportunities

IBM 2021 Two-Year Worldwide IBM PhD Fellowship

Strong collaboration with faculty, students and universities is vital to IBM. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program advances this collaboration by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. Focus areas include the following topics of particular interest:
–Hybrid Cloud
–Quantum Computing / Quantum Systems
–Artificial Intelligence
–Cloud / Open Source Technologies
–Security / Cyber Security
–Data Science

The 2021 two-year IBM PhD Fellowships are awarded worldwide.
–U.S. country awards are $60,000 in award year one and $35,000 in award year two.
–Other country awards vary between $6,000-$25,000 each award year depending on the country.

The Department of Physics at the Georgetown University

  • Seeking a highly motived postdoctoral research fellow to lead experimental studies of nanomagnetism and spintronics in Prof. Kai Liu’s group. The position is currently available, and the starting date is negotiable.
  • Current interests in the group include magneto-ionic materials, aiming to develop mechanisms and heterostructures where magnetic properties can be manipulated through controlled motion of an ionic species in solid-state devices, as well as novel spin textures that exhibit topological characters for information storage.
  • Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae with a list of publications and contact information for three professional references to Prof. Kai Liu (kai.liu@georgetown.edu).

Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Theory and Spintronics at University of Nebraska – Lincoln

  • Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Prof. Alexey Kovalev’s theory group at University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He is looking for a candidate with experience in spintronics, magnetism, quantum materials, or non-equilibrium transport phenomena.
  • Some of the research topics pursued by his group are related to skyrmions, topological magnons, magnetic insulators, and spin transport in the context of quantum materials. The detailed descriptions of research interests can be found on the group website
  • The starting date of the position is flexible. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in physics or closely related fields before the beginning of the position.
  • Candidates are expected to send a CV and a brief research statement to akovalev2@unl.edu.

L3Harris Semiconductor Physicist Position

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)

  • The DOE CSGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities for doctoral students in a range of fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. Renewable up to four years, the fellowship also seeks candidates who are researching applied mathematics, statistics or computer science advances that contribute to more effective use of emerging high-performance systems. The program is open to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university; senior undergraduates and first-year doctoral students may apply. Benefits include a $38,000 yearly stipend, payment of full tuition and required fees, yearly program review participation, an annual professional development allowance, and a 12-week DOE laboratory research practicum experience.

  • Apply by January 13, 2021: https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/how-apply

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Undergraduate Opportunities

For undergraduates seeking research opportunities more generally within OSU, the best way to find a research position is to meet with faculty directly (Research groups don’t post positions through OSU).

  • Look into the faculty at OSU and the research they conduct. Interested in the MRSEC? Visit out our People page.
    • Meet with professors about their research and projects; share your enthusiasm and skills!
    • Network with students and faculty at events. It’s a great way to learn more about a group or project and get involved.
      • CEM Coffee Hour, Wednesdays at 3:30, PRB Second Floor Bridge
      • Physics T.E.A. (Talking, Eating, Action), Thursdays at 3:00, PRB Commons
      • Astro Coffee, each morning at 10:30 in the Astronomy Conference Room (4054 McPherson)
  • Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) – apply by January 5, 2021

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Postdoctoral Opportunities 

  • Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
    • KIC Postdoctoral Fellowship are high-profile, two to three year postdoctoral positions with significant independence and resources. The KIC Fellows program is designed to attract the best and brightest young researchers in nanoscale science to Cornell, and previous KIC Fellows have gone on to professorships at major universities around the world. Fellows will work in partnership with Cornell faculty sponsors on projects consistent with the KIC mission. Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the candidate, the quality and originality of the proposed research, and its suitability to the KIC mission.
    • A KIC Fellow application must have at least two Cornell faculty sponsors, as well as the pre-approval of a KIC executive committee member.
  • Postdoc Position with University of Delaware Quantum Materials Engineering Group 
    • The candidate should have a Ph.D degree in physics, materials science or engineering, or a related discipline. Experience in quantum systems (NVs, atoms/ions, quantum dots, etc.), optics, condensed matter systems (especially 2D materials), cryogenic experiment, and/or nano-fabrication is advantageous. The successful candidate should be able to independently formulate research direction and methodology and work collaboratively in a team.
    • Interested candidate should submit a curriculum vitae and a list of three references to Mark Ku (mku@udel.edu). Application is open until the position is filled.
  • Postdoc Position with Applied Spintronics the University of Gothenburg
    • The candidate will have to: work in the cleanroom facility and learn how to fabricate nano/microscale devices; characterization on different levels from thin-film properties to magnetic and electrical behavior of thin films and devices are needed to understand the underlying phenomena; perform a wide variety of electrical, microwave, magnetic, and optical measurements; the details will, however depend on the background, interest, and capacity of the final candidate.
    • More details can be found here

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Faculty Openings

  • University of California, Los Angeles: Faculty Position in Physics and Astrophysics
    Next review date: Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
    Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

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