The Joint Quantum Institute and the Physics Frontier Center at JQI offers research opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. JQI is located on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland, adjacent to Washington D.C. Researchers can work at either the NIST or UMD campus. The new Physical Sciences Complex will become home to many JQI scientists starting in the 2013-2014 academic year.
may apply for Fellowships in both theory and experiment. Applications for this year's fellowships are no longer being accepted. Most postdocs at the JQI work directly with JQI members, so feel free to contact individual JQI Fellows to inquire about the availability of postdoctoral positions within their research groups.
Please see the links below for more information about each fellowship:
- Theoretical Candidate Application (Deadline: December 31st, 2012)
- Experimental Candidate Application (Deadline: January 31st, 2013)
in the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland may take part in JQI research if selected by a Fellow. Students should make inquiries directly to the Fellow whose research area is of interest. For general information about applying to the Department of Physics graduate program, see:
In addition, JQI has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships.
JQI Graduate Assistants
are required to work in close collaboration with JQI Fellows. The term of appointment is two years, renewable yearly for up to five years. The initial salary will be a research-assistant salary of $20,000 per year and a $10,000 fellowship for a total of $30,000 plus benefits. JQI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
To be considered:
Follow the procedure procedure for applying to the Physics Graduate Program at:
In the Application Supplemental Form, under "Additional Academic Information," choose JQI from the pull-down list.
Both the PFC and JQI supports undergraduate researchers throughout the year. Students can apply for a summer research opportunity by contacting individual research groups/JQI fellows. To see examples of the research undergraduates are working on, visit:
Annoucement of Funding Opportunity in QIS
This message is to call your attention to a new program the NSF has recently announced, the CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science. The goal of the program is to increase the number of US researchers actively working in the area of Quantum Information Science (QIS) and training the future generation of QIS scientists. The program provides support allowing CISE and MPS researchers from other research areas to actively engage in joint research efforts with QIS researchers and addressing problems at the interface between the mathematical and physical sciences and computer and information sciences through long-term visits to a host institution.
Full details about the program can be found in solicitation NSF 12-540 available at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12540/nsf12540.htm
The program is especially interested in establishing strong connections between the mathematical and physical sciences and computer science. We encourage anyone who is interested to reach out to colleagues in these companion areas and explore possibilities for collaboration.
Applications are invited from tenured faculty at the associate or full professor level in their US home institution to visit and actively engage in the QIS research at a well established research group in the area of Quantum Information Science for an extended period of time, from one semester up to one year. Visitor/scholar and host must be from substantially different environments, such that the collaborative activity represents a broadening of experience and a bone fide change in the research direction. NSF will provide the scholar support of up to 50% of the academic salary as well as summer support, certain travel expenses, necessary materials and supplies, and S&E, with award sizes limited to a maximum of $250,000.
If you have questions, please contact either of us or any of the contacts listed on the solicitation.
Denise Caldwell, MPS, email@example.com
Dmitry Maslov, CISE, firstname.lastname@example.org