Postdoctoral fellowship in quantum materials science at the Niels Bohr Institute

Updated: about 4 hours ago
Deadline: 03 Mar 2021


We seek an outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral Fellowship within experimental research on materials for quantum devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.

Applicants should preferably hold a PhD degree in Physics, Applied Physics or Nanoscience with relevant experimental experience and a track record within their fields, or be near completion of their PhD studies at the time of application.

The project involves materials growth by molecular beam epitaxy, structural characterizations mainly by electron microscopy, data analysis and extensive interactions with other researchers in nanofabrication and low-temperature electrical measurements. The project will mainly focus on advancing new semiconducting and superconducting nanomaterials for quantum devices.

The project is mainly sponsored through a collaborative EU project AndQC focusing on devices of quantum computation ( and will take place at the Center for Quantum Devices , located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Collaboration with the various partner institutes in Europe will be promoted, including also a close collaboration with the University’s new research program “Solid-state quantum simulators for biochemistry (SolidQ)” sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, see .

The position is open from 1 May or by arrangement. The duration is two years.

Inquiries about the positions can be made to Professor Jesper Nygård (nygå

Description of the scientific environment
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups in fundamental condensed matter, with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

Further information about QDev can be found at .

Terms of employment
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederaption of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 (≈60.000 €) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Master’s thesis).Please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

The deadline for applications is 3 Marts 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin. You can read more about the recruitment process at .

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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