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Max-Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials

MP-UBC Research Fellowships

The Max-Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials

The Max-Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials was founded in 2011 by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is codirected by B. Keimer (MPG) and G.A. Sawatzky (UBC). The Centre provides a forum for interdisciplinary cooperation between physicists, chemists, and materials scientists, with emphasis on the experimental and theoretical study of quantum phenomena in complex materials and devices.

Research activities range from material synthesis and device fabrication to the study of their physical properties using a variety of transport, thermodynamic, structural, and spectroscopic probes, with bulk/surface/interface sensitivity. The theoretical and computational understanding of these quantum materials and phenomena is also a critical component of the MPG-UBC Centre. More details on the research groups and their activities can be found at or

We are advertising a number of Max-Planck-UBC research fellowships. We encourage highly motivated individuals with a strong research record and less than three years of postdoctoral experience to apply directly to the Centre. Depending on the focus of research, the supervisor will be either from the Max-Planck Society or from UBC, with a co-supervisor from the respective partner institution.

To apply, send your Curriculum Vitae, statement of research interests, including an outline of a suggested research project, and the names of the prospective supervisors to You are also asked to provide three letters of references; they can also be sent directly to This round application deadline is October 15, 2012.

In addition, a number of postdoctoral and PhD-student positions are also available within individual groups participating in the Max-Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials; a list of open projects, which will be updated regularly, can be found under "Projects" at the home page of the Centre. Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the research group leaders directly.