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Postdoc Fellowships: The 2023 Urbanek and Bloch Fellowships

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Announcing postdoctoral fellowships, the 2023 Urbanek & Chodorow Fellowships & the Bloch Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering

The Department of Applied Physics invites applications for the 2023 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 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 2022-23 competition will be 12:00 noon PST on Monday, October 31st. We expect to be able to make offers to successful candidates in early December. Appointments are expected to begin during the period June – December, 2023.

For administrative queries, please contact Jennifer Kubo ( ).

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Bloch Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering

The Stanford-SLAC Quantum Initiative, Q-FARM, invites applications for the 2023 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. They may wish to contact Q-FARM faculty members ( to discuss possible research areas prior to applying. The initial appointment includes 3 years of support including salary and benefits. 

Applications and supporting credentials must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Candidates should upload their curriculum vitae, publication list, two-page research statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. For queries, please contact Lancy Nazaroff ( Candidates whose applications and supporting materials, including letters, are uploaded on or before November 4, 2022 will be guaranteed full consideration. 

Appointments are expected to begin on or around Autumn 2023. It is expected that at least four fellowships will be awarded. 

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

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.