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

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.


The application must contain a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a research statement. In addition, candidates should arrange for two reference letters to be sent directly to the same address.

The deadline for new applications is Friday, April 30th 2021

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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