Quantum Materials Characterization Expert

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 15 Feb 2023

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme (NQCP) is establishing a talented and diverse international team to create a cutting-edge quantum programme in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. At the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, where the formulation of Quantum Mechanics was born 100 years ago, we aim to establish an international quantum computing programme, generously funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, that will drive research and innovations at multiple levels - from developing scalable quantum processor technologies to solutions for the quantum-classical control and readout interface, and all the way to quantum algorithms and applications.  The long-term mission of the programme is to develop fault-tolerant quantum computing hardware and quantum algorithms that solve life-science-relevant chemical and biological problems.

NQCP is looking for a to lead and organize the development of fast, in-house feedback on structural, optical, and electrical properties of qubit materials, including semiconductors, superconductors, dielectrics using state of the art and high-throughput characterization methods. The team will drive the development of characterization methods and protocols in collaboration with fabrication and theory & simulation teams, with the aim of standardizing methods for reliable and precise extraction of relevant metrics.

Specific qualifications preferred:
The successful candidates could have some of the following qualifications:   

  • PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry or related
  • Experience from the semiconductor chip industry
  • More than 5 years’ experience with advanced materials characterization methods
  • Deep understanding of the properties of quantum materials
  • Experience with systems engineering concepts and data log
  • Good communication skills and ability to coordinate the work in a complex research program

Why Us?
Joining NQCP now, you will be involved from the very beginning and contribute to the fulfilment of the mission of NQCP. We want to make Denmark a world leader in quantum research, and we hope to attract people from all over the world.

Life in Denmark is supported with strong social services (free universal healthcare, free/subsidised language courses, paid parental leave, subsidised day care institutions and excellent public schools). Our work culture is very egalitarian and prioritises work life balance. Dual career families are the norm, and workplaces offer flexibility to support everyone in having both an exciting career and good family time. Danish cities are known for having excellent infrastructure, for example through widespread bike path networks. We can also offer a thriving food-scene, excellent museums, and beautiful natural scenery.

Terms of salary and employment
The employment and salary are made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Employment will be as special consultant or senior consultant. The salary is based on seniority. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The working hours are 37 hours per week on average and the working hours are flexible.
The employment period is limited to 31 December 2029.

Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance.

Your application
If you find the one of the above job areas interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment via Jobportalen (Click on the link "Apply Now" at the bottom of the post) no later than 15 February 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

Interviews will take place during week 8 and 9.

Please include:

  • Curriculum vitae, including a short cover letter.
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Publication list (if relevant)
  • Separate reprints of up to 3 particularly relevant papers

Further information
For further information please contact Peter Krogstrup (krogstrup@nbi.dk) 

The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen – or SCIENCE – is Denmark's largest science research and education institution with 4,000 employees and 9,700 Bachelor and master students in 12 departments. The faculty has an annual budget of DKK 3 billion.

Learn more about The Faculty of Science at www.science.ku.dk

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

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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