To expand on their research in the interdisciplinary field of quantum science and to promote the career of excellent early stage female scientists, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) founded the Postdoc Program for Women in Quantum Optics (WiQO). In the framework of this program, research and educational activities take in the broad field of quantum and laser physics with interfaces to industry. The WiQO program supports each candidate’s development at her respective career stage and offers professional training that matches her individual career path. Please find further information at https://www.mpq.mpg.de/6833573/wiqo-women-in-quantum-optics
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to take advantage of the institute’s unique expertise in the field of quantum optics and laser science, access to international networks and excellent research facilities. Applications should address one of the following scientific core areas:
MPQ is looking for excellent early-stage career female candidates and offers, on a yearly basis:
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to take advantage of the institute’s unique expertise in the field of quantum optics and laser science, access to international networks and excellent research facilities.
After the application deadline (February 15, 2024), the MPQ Board of Directors will select the WiQO Fellow.
In a two-stage selection process, candidates who successfully passed the first stage (spring 2024) will be invited to the MPQ Postdoc Interview Days mid 2024. Selection criteria are scientific excellence and an original research proposal. The starting date of the fellowship is flexible and should be within one year after application.
All applications must be made through the online application system, letters of reference need to be sent directly to the application office () prior to the deadline.
*The MPQ considers itself as an inclusive and diversity-oriented employer and welcomes applications of all qualified female applicants independently of their ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin or disabilities. Our offer is also explicitly aimed at trans-women and non-binary people who clearly identify as women.
Please contact Mrs. Miriam Lorenz in case of any further questions:
Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics
Hans-Kopfermann Str. 1
85748 Garching, Germany