Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bloch
Quantum Many-Body Systems
Secretariat: Kristina Schuldt
Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 138

Prof. Dr. J. Ignacio Cirac
Secretariat: Andrea Kluth
Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 736

Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
Attosecond Physics
Secretariat: Chantal Lovaglio
Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 600

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rempe
Quantum Dynamics
Secretariat: Iris Schwaiger
Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 711


Emeritus Group Laser Spectroscopy:

Prof. Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch
Secretariat: Ingrid Hermann
Phone: +49 89 3 29 05 - 712

Information on post-doctoral positions

The Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics offers young scientists who have received their doctoral degree a short time ago a unique and internationally oriented research environment to continue their research. If you would like to know more about open positions at MPQ please refer directly to the scientific division you are interested in.


Postdoc-positions of the Max Planck / Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics

To expand on their research and to educate excellent scientists, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Physics Department at Harvard University join their expertise with the creation of the Max Planck/Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics (MPH). Research and educational activities take place in fundamental and applied fields in the quantum realm including sensing, metrology, control, chemistry, many-body systems, and information science.
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We invite applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Science. Fellowships are awarded for the duration of two years to outstanding scientists. The successful candidate will be based either at Harvard or at MPQ, with the opportunity to take advantage of our unique cross-institutional environment. Joint projects between Harvard and MPQ are encouraged.


Postdoc-positions of the Cellex-ICFO-MPQ program

With support of the Spanish Fundació Privada Cellex, a non-profit private foundation devoted to the advancement of science and education for the benefit of humankind, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona) have started a program which offers four postdoctoral positions for scientists who will jointly work at ICFO and MPQ as “Cellex ICFO-MPQ Research Fellows”.

Learn more about the program:

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