Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


The IOP– Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics

Nominations are open for postdoctoral fellowships between two cities, Berlin and Beijing,
as part of a joint physics program between the Integrative Research Institute for the
Sciences (IRIS Adlershof) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin) and the
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (IOP) Beijing.


The prestigious two-year research fellowships are intended for exceptional early-career
scientists, in preparation for an independent career in research at the frontier of condensed
matter physics, quantum materials or device physics. Successful candidates will spend one
year in Berlin and one in Beijing at the research groups of their choice, supported by up to
4,500 EUR/month.

The selected fellows will be appointed from April 2021 onwards. A first networking event
is programmed in Berlin. Fellows will work at the Campus Adlershof of HU Berlin and the
IOP Zhongcuancun Beijing Campus. The fellows have the possibility to visit and interact
with associated Partners at the Max Born Institute, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and its
Electron Storage Ring BESSY II, the Freie Universität Berlin or at the Leibniz-Institut für

The initial call includes the following topics and participating groups:

Condensed Matter Theory Prof. Claudia Draxl, Prof. Sheng Meng, Prof. Hongming Weng,
Prof. Chen Fang, Prof. Jiangping Hu, Prof. Zhong Fang, Prof. Tao Xiang
Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Prof. Zhiyi Wei, Prof. Jianing Chen
Photoemission Spectroscopy and Surface Science Prof. Norbert Koch, Prof. Tian
Qian, Prof. Xingjiang Zhou, Prof. Jiandong Guo
Optoelectronic Devices and Quantum Transport Prof. Emil List-Kratochvil, Prof.
Thomas Schröder, Prof. Guangyu Zhang, Prof. Yongqing Li
Scanning Probe Microscopy Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe, Prof. Carlos-Andres Palma, Prof. Kui
Jin, Prof. Shuheng Pan, Prof. Hongjun Gao Quantum Information Prof. Oliver Benson,
Prof. Tao Xiang, Prof. Li Lu, Prof. Heng Fan

Electron Microscopy Prof. Christoph T. Koch, Prof. Xuedong Bai
A full list of participating IOP groups can be found at the IOP website.


Commitment to a one-year research stay at IOP followed by a further year at IRIS
Adlershof, HU Berlin. Special cases committing to one-year at IRIS Adlershof followed by
a further year at IOP will be considered.
A PhD degree in physics, chemistry, mathematics, or materials, obtained no more than
five years prior to the application deadline.
Previous international experience, such as conference talks, research stays abroad and so


Applicants should send their CV and one publication (in PDF format), along with a cover
letter and three reference letters to: Only
candidates specifying two or more preferred host research groups in Berlin and Beijing
will be considered.
Closing date: February 28, 2021.


Decision will be made by a joint committee from IOP and HU Berlin. The decision
announcements will be sent from April 2021 onwards.
The HU Berlin and IOP specifically encourage qualified female scholars to apply.

Bitte beziehen Sie sich in Ihrer Bewerbung auf

Bewerbung Alle Stellen

Ludwig Maximilians Universität München

Pädagogische Hochschule Bern

Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg

Universität Innsbruck

Universität Luzern

Universität Passau

Universität Potsdam

Universität Rostock

Universität Salzburg

Universität Zürich

Universität zu Köln