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The Physics and Applied Physics Departments at Yale collaborate in various research areas. Several of our faculty have joint appointments. The following ad is for a faculty position in the Applied Physics Department.
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The Department of Applied Physics at Yale University invites applications for a faculty appointment in the area of experimental quantum information science. Applications will be considered at the tenured Associate Professor/Full Professor level. This is intended to be a broad search to identify a candidate at the mid-career level in the general area of experimental quantum computing and quantum information science. We welcome applications from a wide range of platforms and physical systems. 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 across a range of departments, and expects to conduct additional searches in these areas in future years.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate a vibrant research group, be an interactive member of the Applied 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 Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Physics, or an equivalent degree, at the time of the hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022. Applicants should create a profile in Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/82467, and upload a cover letter, CV, a statement of current and future research plans (up to five pages), a teaching statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (up to one page), and up to 5 reprints of papers published or in press.

Applications that are complete by June 1, 2021 will receive full consideration, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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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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 https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/16712/positions/74125. 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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Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships

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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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The Fellowship is intended to support promising physicists in the early stages of their careers. This year’s fellowship will be in any subfield of physics. The fellowship provides a three-year appointment with a competitive stipend, discretionary annual research fund, and comprehensive health insurance.

The fellowship search for the 2020-2021 academic year has ended. Applications for the following year will be accepted in the fall.

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The Condensed Matter Theory group at Yale University seeks outstanding applicants for a Yale Physics Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship endowed by Yale University. 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 and quantum information.

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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

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