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Announcements for Positions External to JQI




William M. and Jane D. Fairbank Postdoctoral Fellowship Nominations

The Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory (HEPL) and the Physics Department at Stanford invite nominations for the William M. and Jane D. Fairbank Postdoctoral fellow in experimental physics of Fundamental Interactions.

HEPL is an independent laboratory of Stanford University with a research portfolio including the study of Fundamental Interactions of nature with a variety of means, generally involving small-scale experiments. Active groups, in part connected with the Physics Department, pursue experiments using nuclear and particle physics techniques, AMO, interferometry with photons and atoms and cryogenic techniques. More information on some of these topics can be found at

The Fairbank fellowship is intended to expose an exceptional young scientist to the very exciting environment in this area of research, while at the same time, fostering the exchange of ideas among existing groups. The successful candidate will be selected from the pool of nominees by a committee of Stanford faculty and, while associated with a specific mentor, will be encouraged to interact with other groups –experimental as well as theoretical- in the area of the physics of Fundamental Interactions.

Nominees will be required to have obtained in PhD in physics (or equivalent) by December 1, 2017 and need to be nominated by a senior colleague (direct applications will not be considered).

To ensure full consideration, all nominations and application materials must be submitted by October 1, 2017.

Nomination letters must be submitted online through Nominees will be emailed instructions to allow access to the William M. and Jane D. Fairbank Postdoctoral Fellowship section of This is where all required applicant materials need to be submitted for review by the selection committee. Nominees should provide their curriculum vitae, a research plan that is cognizant of the activities in progress in this area (no more than two pages), and two letters of recommendation, seconding the nomination letter. Candidates are encouraged to contact faculty involved in their area of interest to discuss possible topics of research.

The appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third. The Fairbank fellow will receive a competitive salary, postdoctoral benefits, along with $8,000 per year in discretionary research funds.

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. It welcomes the nomination of women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.

Should you have any questions, please email Marcia Keating:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Innovation Lab of the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, NYC

A post-doctoral position is available under the supervision of Professor John Condeelis, co-Director, and David Entenberg, Director of Technological Development, at the Innovation Lab of the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, NYC. Starting salary is competitive and depends on experience at time of arrival.

The postdoc will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, cell and cancer biologists, and physician-scientists to develop novel microscopy techniques that answer fundamental biological questions and lead to translational applications of basic research. Translational application of basic research is a major goal of our team and has resulted in several prognostic markers and drug companion diagnostics that are now clinically validated and in use in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer patients.

The candidate will work on the design and development of video-rate multiphoton microscopy in live animals and record the dynamics and progression of large volumes of tumor and other tissues at single cell resolution. The main objective is to produce a tool that cancer biologists can use to explore the mechanisms of cell migration, invasion, tumor cell-stromal cell interactions, intravasation, extravasation, and seeding of metastatic sites, all in vivo and at subcellular resolution.

Applicants should either already have, or should be about to have, successfully completed a PhD in a field relevant to instrumentation development (e.g. experimental physics, engineering) and have skills in electronics (analog and digital), DAQ electronics, FPGA design, digital signal processors, programming, optoelectronic devices, and optics. All other training will be done by our team, no prior biological experience required.

Applicants should email:

John Condeelis
Judith & Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research
Co-Director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center
Co-Director, Integrated Imaging Program
Scientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility
Director, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


David Entenberg
Director of Technological Development
Director of Integrated Imaging
The Innovation Lab
Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center
Senior Associate
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Postdoctoral Position at Army Research Lab

The Cold Atom Optics group at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join one of the ongoing projects in either atom-chip interferometry or quantum information processing with neutral atoms.  Applicants must have a PhD in physics or a related field, and should have laboratory experience in cold atomic ensembles or ions, entanglement of photons and/or atoms or related subjects.  The postdoctoral fellowship appointment is administered through the National Research Council (NRC) or the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The postdoctoral program benefits include family health care, travel to conferences, relocation support and a highly competitive stipend. Applications (including CV, list of publications, and three references) should be sent to Dr. Qudsia Quraishi at

Postdoctoral Fellowship NRL

Postdoctoral Fellowships are available in quantum information sciences at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC.  Our core research effort involves quantum optics and semiconductor qubits in solid state optical architectures such as photonic crystals. We are working on several applications in quantum sensing, communication, and processing []. Our research team includes MBE growth, nanofabrication, quantum optics, opto-mechanics, and modeling.  Applicants must meet the requirements of the National Research Council postdoctoral program [] or the American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Program [] and must be a US citizen or hold a green card to apply.  For additional information contact Sam Carter [], Allan Bracker[] or Dan Gammon [].