Prospective Members

Postdoctoral Applicants

Prospective postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. Information about the Fellowship is posted on AJO usually in the October/November time-frame. When a search is active, a link will be posted here to the AJO listing. 

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for an Enrico-Fermi Fellowship and an Oehme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Information on these fellowships can be found here. The AJO application listing is found here.

Applicants whose research interests fit with the Kadanoff Center are also encouraged to apply for a Kadanoff Postdoctoral Fellowship with information found here.

Applicants whose research interests fit with the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) are also encouraged to apply for a KICP Fellowship with information found here.

There are also a number of partner institutions and departments where a joint position in quantum information, broadly defined, or another area of interdisciplinary research might be possible. The mathematics and computer science departments at the University of Chicago and the theory group at Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory are potential partners.  Applicants specifically interested in quantum information should also consider applying for an IBM Postdoctoral position offered by the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

Applicants with a specific interest in applying artificial intelligence to the natural sciences should also apply for an Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Lastly European applicants might also consider a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship with information available here. Japanese researchers might consider an Overseas Research Fellowship or a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists. If pursuing one of these options, please contact the particle theory group for more information. 

Graduate Students

Prospective graduate students should apply to the Ph.D. program in the physics department. We encourage prospective and current students to explore available fellowships for graduate study. Information can be found here.