Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Gravity at the Albert Einstein Institute

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Monday, January 31, 2011

We invite applications for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral position in quantum information theory and quantum gravity, starting in the fall of 2011. The successful candidate will be hosted by the Quantum Gravity group at the Max Planck Institute (Albert Einstein Institute) for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany (, and co-hosted by the Quantum Information Theory at the University of Potsdam ( The postdoctoral appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of a third year at the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Canada ( and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics ( We offer a vibrant, stimulating and top quality research environment, competitive salary depending on experience, and adequate travel funds.

Applicants are expected to hold, or to anticipate receiving very soon, a PhD in physics, and to have already shown outstanding research abilities and potential. The successful candidate will likely have a strong research background in quantum information theory or quantum many-body systems, and is expected to carry out the majority of her/his research in that area. Interest in applying methods and ideas from these areas to quantum gravity is desirable.

The review of applications will start February 1, 2011, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please send the following list of material by email to qit-qgpostdoc (at) aei (dot) mpg (dot) de:
* Curriculum vitae
* Research proposal including a summary of previous work and plans for future projects
* List of publications
* Three letters of recommendation

Alternatively, the application materials can be mailed to:
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik
Dr Fotini Markopoulou
Am Muehlenberg 1
D-14476 Golm

The Albert Einstein Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and applications from women and minority scholars are strongly encouraged. For any questions or problems concerning the application process, please contact Fotini Markopoulou (fotini (at) perimeterinstitute (dot) ca).