The Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Center for Quantum Materials is a collaborative venture between the Max Planck Society (Germany), University of British Columbia (Canada), and the University of Tokyo (Japan) featuring internationally recognized leading scientists and extensive infrastructure for research in quantum materials. This partnership supports collaborative projects, scholarly exchanges, annual workshops, and joint schools for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The Center provides a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation and is led by three co-directors:

Prof. Bernhard Keimer (MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart)

Prof. Andrea Damascelli (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Prof. Ryo Shimano (University of Tokyo, Japan)

The projects

The Center is now actively recruiting Postdoctoral Research Fellows for 2-3 years. The starting date is flexible.

For a list of current projects click here.

Your profile

Successful applicants will be outstanding and highly motivated scientists with a strong background in physics or chemistry. Strong publications on quantum materials and enthusiasm for collaborative research are expected.


Interested candidates should send their complete application to the following email:

The application must contain a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a research statement. Questions concerning the application procedure should be addressed to

Prof. Dirk Manske, Scientific Coordinator

The deadline for applications is Sunday  May 5th, 2019

The Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Center for Quantum Materials is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Center seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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