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Karel Urbanek and the Marvin Chodorow Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The Stanford Department of Applied Physics invites applications for the 2024 Karel Urbanek and the Marvin Chodorow Postdoctoral Fellowships. This annual program is aimed at recruiting young scientists of exceptional ability with the potential to do outstanding research in our department. The appointment includes 2 years of support with a competitive salary and benefits, and the competition is open to both theorists and experimentalists.
Applications and supporting credentials must be submitted through Academic Jobs online ( Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and a two-page research statement that details proposed research and possible collaborations within Applied Physics. Candidates should also arrange to have two letters of reference submitted. Candidates are also required to identify one or more host faculty within Applied Physics who will serve as a faculty sponsor for the proposed research. The Stanford faculty sponsor(s) for each fellowship candidate must submit a nomination letter on behalf of the candidate. Candidates without a Stanford faculty sponsor will not be considered.
The deadline for applications for the 2023-24 competition will be 12:00 noon PST on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. We expect to be able to make offers to successful candidates by mid-December. Appointments are expected to begin during the period June – December, 2024.
For administrative queries, please contact Rome Hamner  (

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Bloch Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering

The Stanford-SLAC Quantum Initiative, Q-FARM, invites applications for the 2024 Bloch Fellowships in Quantum Science and Engineering. Named after the pioneering Stanford scientist Felix Bloch in honor of his wide-ranging quantum mechanical discoveries and inventions, these fellowships are intended for the next generation of researchers blazing a similarly innovative trail.

Candidates are encouraged to describe in their research proposal opportunities for collaboration with one or multiple groups at Stanford. The initial appointment includes 3 years of support including salary and benefits. 

Applications and supporting credentials must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online, posting #25678. Candidates should upload their 

 • Curriculum vitae
 • Cover letter
 • Publication list
 • Two-page research statement
 • And arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. 

Candidates whose applications and supporting materials, including letters, are uploaded on or before November 3, 2023 will be guaranteed full consideration. 

Appointments are expected to begin on or around Autumn 2024. It is expected that at least four fellowships will be awarded. 

Research areas eligible for the fellowship include quantum chemistry, quantum communication, quantum computing, quantum information, quantum gravity, quantum materials, quantum optics, quantum dynamics, quantum condensed matter, quantum sensing and most other research specialties that can legitimately be prefixed by the word "quantum." 

Eligibility: For consideration, candidates must have completed a PhD degree prior to their tentative appointment date. The fellowship is open to US citizens or international candidates. Candidates from groups that are under-represented in their disciplines, including women, ethnic minorities and individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. 

Complementary programs: Applicants for the Bloch Fellowships may be eligible for other Stanford fellowship programs, such as the Stanford Science Fellows and SITP postdoctoral fellowships. They are encouraged to apply to all relevant programs.

SITP Fellowship in Theoretical Biophysics 

The Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in theoretical biophysics, very broadly construed, including, for example, cellular, developmental and organismic biology, neuroscience, evolution, ecology, and collective behavior. We seek exceptional theorists who will flourish in, and contribute to, the highly interactive and collaborative research environment at Stanford. SITP Fellows have wide latitude to set their independent research directions and collaborations.

The SITP fellowship is expected to begin in Fall 2024 and includes three years of funding with a competitive salary and benefits, and discretionary funds to cover research and/or travel expenses.

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page outline of research interests, publication list, and arrange for two or three letters of reference to be sent electronically through Academic Jobs Online (

Candidates whose applications and supporting materials, including letters, are uploaded on or before February 15, 2024 will be guaranteed full consideration.
For administrative queries, please contact Elayna McCarty ( 

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