Quantum Fellows

The University of Chicago invites applications for the 2024 cycle of the prize Quantum Postdoctoral Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to identify outstanding early-career scientists engaging in experimental and/or theoretical quantum science and engage them in the quantum research program at The University of Chicago. This three-year award carries a competitive salary and an allocation of $3,000 per year for travel expenses. The purpose of this fellowship is to enable early-career scientists to work with members of the Physical Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering in areas of mutual interest in quantum science. Candidates must have or plan to receive a doctoral degree by the Fall of 2024. Appointment would be at the University internal rank of Postdoctoral Scholar. Please note that the position of Postdoctoral Scholar is open only to those individuals who are less than seven years beyond attainment of the Ph.D. degree. There are no teaching responsibilities with this position. 

Please apply at the following link:  https://forms.gle/U8LkfKHT7xaTYxNv5

Candidates will be asked to provide the following:

(1) Curriculum vitae

(2) A brief research statement (500 words) outlining research interests to be pursued at the University of Chicago

(3) A brief personal statement (300 words) describing your vision for a future career in STEM research/education and how it has been shaped by your own perspectives and experiences working in the STEM research/education community.

(4) The name or names of University of Chicago faculty that the applicant would be interested in working with. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to faculty in advance of applying to discuss potential research opportunities.

(5) Contact information for at least two faculty members or senior research scientists who will provide letters of recommendation. Please have them send letters to: ecs@uchicago.edu.

Finalists will be invited to visit The University of Chicago in November to give a presentation on their previous research and future research directions. During the visit, they will meet with faculty and other members of the scientific community.

To ensure full consideration, the required materials and the letters of reference must be received by October 16th. Please contact James Franck Institute Executive Administrator Eileen Sheu, ecs@uchicago.edu, with any questions.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should email Eileen Sheu, ecs@uchicago.edu, with their request.