Opportunities

Faculty Positions

Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description

The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental quantum science. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Full Professor level. Quantum science and engineering is one of five top priority areas identified in the University’s Science Strategy Report and we have a vibrant and expanding community both in the Yale Quantum Institute and described more broadly at Quantum at Yale. Yale is engaged in a campus-wide investment in quantum science, engineering, and materials; we are conducting several searches in this broad area across a range of departments and expect to conduct additional searches in this area in future years. Yale’s planned investments in these research areas includes a new state-of-the-art building for the physical sciences and engineering.

The areas of interest for this particular search include but are not limited to quantum condensed matter experiment (CME), atomic/molecular/optical (AMO), quantum information science (QIS) and development of quantum-sensing techniques for application to fundamental measurements in other areas such as nuclear and particle physics. 

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Physics Department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023. 

Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/103762) and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. In addition to applications, we also welcome nominations for the position, which should be directed to the email address below. Assistant professor candidates should arrange for three referees to upload letters of recommendation by the due date. Applications that are complete by October 1st, 2022, will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please address questions and nominations to the Chair of the search committee, Helen Caines, via PhysQuantumSearch@mailman.yale.edu.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. 

Application Instructions

See position description and application instructions above. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Yale University: Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Physical Sciences: Physics
Position Description
The Department of Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical physics, broadly defined. Applications will be considered at the tenured Associate Professor and Full Professor levels. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.
 
The newly appointed faculty member will join a dynamic group of experimentalists in AMO, quantum information, and other closely allied areas, and will also benefit from interactions with Yale’s world-class group of theorists in quantum many-body physics.
 
The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute broadly to the activities of the Physics Department. To promote diversity, the Department especially welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
 
Qualifications
Ph.D. in Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire.  
 
Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and a research statement. The latter should include a description of the proposed research program and the anticipated required resources. Any questions should be sent to Prof. Keith Baker (oliver.baker@yale.edu), chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2021.
 
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Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships

Position Description

The Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics invites applications for the YCAA Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. by June 2021 in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology. YCAA is part of the vibrant research community in the Astronomy and Physics departments at Yale. The Fellowship is for three years (renewed annually subject to performance) and offers competitive salary, benefits and research funds.
 
Yale offers a lively intellectual environment and access to world-class astronomical facilities, including the Keck and Palomar telescopes, and to Chilean telescopes through an ongoing Chilean collaboration. Yale is an institutional member of the SDSS-IV and SDSS-V collaborations and the Fellow will have access to High-Performance Computing facilities at Yale.
 
Fellows are free to carry out their own research program, although there is a preference for research interests that intersect with one or more Yale astrophysics faculty (see https://ycaa.yale.edu/people/faculty). Active research at Yale spans most areas in astrophysics and includes theoretical, observational and instrumentation efforts.
 
Qualifications
Applicants must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree by June 2021 in astronomy or astrophysics/cosmology.
 
Application Instructions
Applicants should apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/xxxxx and must submit their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a brief (max 3 pages) description of their anticipated research program by December 1, 2020. Candidates should also arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted to the above URL by December 1. Fellowship candidates will also be considered for any other open postdoctoral positions in astrophysics at Yale in their fields of interest, unless they ask to be considered only for the YCAA Fellowship.
 
Applications that are complete by December 1, 2020 will be assured of full consideration.
 
Inquiries about job: Meg Urry, meg.urry@yale.edu
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

 

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Position Description

The search for the 2022 Mossman Fellowship has ended. Applications for the following year will be accepted in the fall.

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Position Description

The quantum information theory group (Shruti Puri and Steven Girvin) in the Yale Quantum Institute seeks outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral position as part of an interdisciplinary project exploring theoretically and experimentally the near-term creation and application of QRAMs (quantum random access memories) and related topics. The start date is flexible. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the physics and/or computer science of quantum information and computation. Applications should include a CV with publication list and outline of research interests, and may also include up to four selected preprints and reprints. Candidates should arrange for three recommendation letters. Please submit all materials, including recommendation letters, to http://apply.interfolio.com/87460. Early applications are encouraged.

Applications and letters will be considered at any time until the position is filled but must be received no later than November 1, 2021 to guarantee full consideration.

Yale anticipates being fully open for (essentially) normal operations beginning September 1, 2021, but accommodations can be made for a remote start if Covid-19 circumstances warrant.

Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

 

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The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship
Position Description

The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship endowed by Yale University, to start in the Summer or Fall of 2022. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in quantum aspects of condensed matter theory and research interests in the general areas of electron correlations, low-dimensional systems, topological phases of matter, disorder, cold atomic gases, and physics of quantum computation. Candidates should forward their CV with publication list and outline of research interests, and arrange for three recommendation letters. Candidates may also include up to four selected preprints and reprints. Electronic submission (in PDF format) of applications and supporting materials is strongly preferred. Please submit all materials, including recommendation letters, to Interfolio. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Applications and letters must be received prior to October 29, 2021 to guarantee full consideration.

Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Position Description

The Yale Quantum Institute (YQI), founded in 2014, serves as a forum to bring together experimental and theoretical researchers at Yale in the field of quantum information physics, quantum optics and nanophotonics, optomechanics, mesoscopic physics, quantum control, quantum measurement, and quantum many-body physics. It provides a synergistic and collaborative setting for Yale’s cutting edge research in these fields. A recent report from University Science Strategy Committee identified quantum science as one of Yale’s top priorities and recommends the expansion of existing Yale quantum efforts at a scale that will attract international attention and place Yale in a position of broad intellectual leadership.

Physics Faculty in YQI

Sean Barrett
Meng Cheng
Steven Girvin
Leonid Glazman
Jack Harris
Karsten Heeger
Reina Maruyama
David Moore
Nir Navon
Nicholas Read
R. Shankar

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Postdoctoral Associate Positions

Position Description

The group of Yoram Alhassid (https://alhassidgroup.yale.edu/) in the Physics Department at Yale University invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position starting in the Fall of 2022. Research areas of the group include nuclear and many-body theory, cold atom physics, and mesoscopic physics/nanoscience.

Applicants should submit their CV, including a list of publications and a brief description of research interests at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20434, and arrange for three letters of reference. The submission of the letters through AcademicJobsOnline is encouraged but submission by email to yoram.alhassid@yale.edu is also accepted.

To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials by December 1, 2021. However, later applications may be considered until the position is filled.
 
Yale University strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
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Position Description
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in experimental cosmology within the Physics Department at Yale University. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Laura Newburgh on CHIME (https://chime-experiment.ca/en). You would focus on data analysis for the CHIME cosmology survey currently underway.
 
Appropriately qualified applicants will have the opportunity to pursue other avenues of related research. This position is for a two-year appointment, to be renewed for an additional year, contingent upon satisfactory performance.
 
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Newburgh (laura.newburgh@yale.edu) for additional information before applying.
 
Qualifications
Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field, and have demonstrated skills in cosmology instrumentation. 
 
Application Instructions
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, providing a CV and publications list, a brief statement of research interests (2 pages), and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted (which can happen only after the applicant has created a dossier through Interfolio). For full consideration, applications should be received by Jan 14, 2022. Interested applicants may also apply for Yale fellowships (YCAA and Mossman fellowships).
 
The nominal start date for the position is Fall 2022, but is negotiable.
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Graduate Research Opportunities

graduate wright lab
Position Description
Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at Wright Lab.
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

undergraduate Wright Lab
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Graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at Wright Lab.
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undergraduate
Position Description
Research opportunities for undergraduate students.
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Staff Positions

Position Description
Senior Administrative Assistant supporting the Chair and the Department of Physics. Provides comprehensive, high level support to the Chair, the departmental faculty and the search/promotion/tenure and appointment process.
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