Fellowship and Employment Resources

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National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 18, 2021

Math/Physical Sciences (MPS)
Engineering (ENG)
International (OISE)
Integrative Activities (OIA)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&WT.mc_id=USNSF_47&WT.mc_ev=click

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (AF STFP).

We are seeking highly qualified candidates who are U.S. citizens and hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering.

Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles):
February 1
May 1
August 1
November 1

Applicants should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.For detailed program information, to search for AFRL, AFIT, and USAFA Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s), visit www.nas.edu/afstfp.


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)

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Posted 10/4/21
Advanced R&D Engineer/Scientist, Honeywell International – Plymouth, Minnesota

We’re looking for an exceptional optical/photonic experimental scientist to join our Advanced Technology team. This is an exciting and distinctive opportunity to operate on the frontier of microsystem sensor development, championing technologies from cutting edge research through product launch. In this role, you will be responsible for researching and demonstrating advanced sensor concepts that will result in new technologies.

The position requires a Master’s Degree, US citizenship, and 4 years R&D experience or academic research experience in one of the following areas: atomic clocks, atomic sensors, or quantum systems. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or equivalent, and demonstrated research expertise in quantum.

For more information and to apply, please visit Honeywell’s website. Questions can be directed to Mikhail Kats at mkats@wisc.edu.

Posted 10/4/21
Harvard Quantum Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University

The Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering (HQI) is a community of researchers with an intense interest in advancing the science and engineering of quantum systems and their applications. Our mission is to help scientists and engineers explore new ways to transform quantum theory into useful systems and devices. The HQI is now accepting nominations for the 2022-2024 cohort of HQI Postdoctoral Fellows.

For more information about HQI, please visit www.quantum.harvard.edu. The official call for nominations to apply, instructions, and eligibility requirements can be found here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/19396. The selection committee will begin to review applications after November 1, 2021. Questions about the fellowship can be directed to ann_quaicoe@fas.harvard.edu, or David Demille at ddemille@uchicago.edu.

Posted 10/4/21
Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Quantum Science, University of Chicago 

The Chicago Quantum Exchange (CQE), Computer Science Department (CS) and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago are seeking exceptional candidates for the Chicago Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Quantum Science. Successful candidates are encouraged to collaborate with members of the broad experimental quantum information program at the University of Chicago. Applications focused on collaborative and cross-disciplinary research are especially encouraged.

The deadline to apply is November 11, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit http://academicjobsonlin.org/ajo/fellowship/19854. Questions can be directed to Aashish Clerk at aaclerk@uchicago.edu.

Posted 10/4/21
Argonne National Laboratory

Two openings for postdocs will be posted soon on the Argonne Careers portal. Ideally, these positions will be filled by early next year (March/April).

The materials we are interested in currently include oxide superconductors, spin liquids and topological materials (mostly intermetallics). The research will involve synthesis using MBE-based approaches and extensive spin and charge transport measurements. Prior MBE experience is not a prerequisite though we are very interested in candidates with a focus on materials synthesis. Candidates who may have a strong background in spin/charge transport and wish to learn how to grow materials are strongly encouraged to apply. We work in a highly collaborative environment.

Here is a website with some relevant information.

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 candidates 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.

The Department of Physics at the Georgetown University

Seeking a highly motivated 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).

NRC Fellowship at Air Force Research Laboratory:

The Photonic Materials Branch of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking for a candidate to apply for a post-doctoral research position through the National Academies of Science and Engineering’s National Research Council (NRC) Post-Doctoral program.

The candidate would submit a 10 page research proposal (Due periodically- next due dates are 1 August and 1 December) matching the needs in the proposal call below. The pay is very competitive and the successful candidate would be able to make use of the full facilities at AFRL to grow, characterize, and manipulate the magnetic and electric properties of 2D magnetic materials. However, the position largely depends on the directions the applicant wants to go. The opportunity is limited to only U.S. Citizens.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position within the group led by Prof. Benjamin Jungfleisch to carry out research on magnonics and spintronics.

The research focus will be on experimental studies of hybridized magnonic excitations and strong magnon-photon as well as magnon-magnon coupling using microwave spectroscopy and Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy and modeling of the experimental results. The successful applicant will be encouraged to pursue independent research interests on related research topics. They will have the opportunity to interact closely with collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory and within the NSF MRSEC at the University of Delaware (https://mrsec.udel.edu/). Responsibilities further include training and supervising graduate/undergraduate students and contributing to the operation of the group.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in physics, materials science, or a discipline relevant to experimental condensed matter physics. Experience in microwave spectroscopy, magnetotransport, cryogenic experiments, thin-film deposition techniques, and sample fabrication using photo- and electron lithography are required. Experience in magneto-optical techniques (magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements or Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy) is advantageous. The successful candidate should be able to independently formulate research direction and methodology and work collaboratively in a team. Interested candidates should submit their application through http://tinyurl.com/vktw7v8u. Application is open until the position is filled.

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.

Joint Quantum Institute, NIST/University of Maryland would like to encourage talented senior graduate students to consider postdoc opportunities both at the JQI as well as at NIST.

A number of projects have independent funding and there are also fellowship opportunities through the JQI fellowship and the NRC fellowship programs. (The NRC Fellowship requires US citizenship, the other opportunities do not.)

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Posted 10/11/21
The College of Science at Northeastern University has launched a junior faculty (tenure track) search across all departments.  The priority for the Physics Department is Quantum Condensed Matter Experiment, with all subfields being considered.

More information about the search can be found at the website:
Candidates can also sign up to receive notification when the application portal goes live later this fall.

An unusual aspect of this search is that we will consider candidates fresh out of their PhD with no postdoctoral experience, in addition to candidates who are currently in a postdoctoral position.

Posted 10/4/21
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of experimental or theoretical condensed matter physics. Successful candidates will connect with existing Departmental research activity in the fields of solid-state quantum information processing and strongly correlated materials and will expand into complementary areas, including mesoscopic devices and quantum transport, low-dimensional electronic systems, quantum many-body physics, and topological materials.

For more information and to apply, please visit go.wisc.edu/DunsonCheng. Questions can be directed to Mark Eriksson at maeriksson@wisc.edu.

Posted 10/4/21
Assistant, Associate, Professor, Quantum Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison. The department of Physics has strong experimental and theoretical programs in qubit devices based on neutral atoms, quantum dots, and superconductors, as well as related areas of quantum materials, quantum optics, quantum sensors, and quantum information theory. We are interested in candidates who will strengthen any of the above areas or establish related research groups.

For more information and to apply, please visit go.wisc.edu/quantum-cluster. Questions can be directed to Mark Eriksson at maeriksson@wisc.edu.

The Department of Physics at New York University invites applications for faculty positions in the general area of quantum condensed matter and atomic molecular and optical physics, including, but not limited to, quantum materials, quantum devices, quantum optics and photonics, as well as research with connections to quantum information. These positions are part of an initiative for further significant growth in these areas in the Center for Quantum Phenomena in the department.

The openings are for up to two experimental physicists at the tenure track Assistant Professor level. A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and is expected to establish a leading research program in his/her field, as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The positions can begin as early as September 1, 2022, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Interested candidates should apply online at Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021. If you have further question regarding this position, please contact Prof. Andrew Kent at andy.kent@nyu.edu

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