Skip to content Skip to navigation

Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Various Professors

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Faculty, Various
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Applied Physics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
2 years
Appointment Start Date: 
September 1, 2020
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applications and supporting credentials must be submitted through:

The Department of Applied Physics invites applications for the 2020 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, benefits and $5,000 to cover research expenses, and is open to both theorists and experimentalists. Research fields of interest to the department include but are not limited to: Atomic & molecular physics; biophysics; condensed matter and materials physics; imaging &imaging instrumentation; photonics & applied optics; quantum systems &engineering; theoretical &statistical physics.
For queries, please contact the Department Manager, Patrice O’Dwyer ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications by November 1, 2019. Appointments are expected to begin during the period June - October 2020.

Required Qualifications: 

Research fields of interest to the department include but are not limited to:

  • Atomic & molecular physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed matter and materials physics
  • Imaging &imaging instrumentation
  • Photonics & applied optics
  • Quantum systems &engineering
  • Theoretical & statistical physics
Required Application Materials: 
  • Candidates should upload their curriculum vitae, publication list, and two-page essay detailing proposed research with faculty collaborator(s).
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed research plan with potential faculty collaborator(s) in preparing their application.
  • They should arrange to have two letters of reference submitted online.
  • Please note that candidates are required to identify one or more host faculty within Applied Physics (only) with whom they have discussed their proposed research and who would be willing to write a third letter of reference and accept them into their group.
  • Applications without faculty nominees will not be considered.


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.