Postdoc positions in Quantum Optics at the Niels Bohr Institute

Updated: 6 days ago
Deadline: 22 Jun 2022

Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen

One or two postdoc positions will be available at the QUANTOP center at NBI. The positions will strengthen the research within quantum state generation and control of optomechanical and hybrid systems. The successful candidates will have substantial experience in either experimental quantum optomechanics or in experimental quantum state generation and control in atomic systems. Experience in both areas is a plus. Knowledge of and experience in quantum noise characterization, quantum communication protocols and quantum control is required.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Quantum Optics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Eugene Polzik, polzik@nbi.ku.dk.

The positions are for 2 years and are open from November 1stor as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 22 (day) June (months)  2022 (year), 23:59 GMT +2. 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .


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