Postdoctoral positions on Quantum Optomechanics at the Niels Bohr Institute

Updated: 29 days ago
Deadline: 04 Jul 2021

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have a postdoctoral position on optomechanics with ultracoherent mechanical resonators.

The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical systems of unprecedented coherence. We now seek support to explore the potential of these systems for a host of applications in quantum science and engineering ranging from improved sensitivity in gravitational wave detectors to coherent microwave-optical quantum links. 

The postdoc will implement optomechanical experiments with ultarcoherent resonators from room- to milliKelvin temperatures. The goal is to create, store and transduce quantum states of motion, including entangled states. Successful candidates will have a strong PhD in experimental physics or relevant engineering disciplines, and extensive experience in experimental quantum optomechanics. Experience with continuous-variable quantum optics experiments in general, and techniques such as ultraprecise interferometry, high-finesse cavities, membrane-in-the middle systems, and low-temperature operation in particular, complete the profile of the ideal candidate.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . Inquiries about the positions can be made to Prof. Albert Schliesser, albert.schliesser@nbi.dk

The position is open from 1 September 2021or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term position for 2 years.

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.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). 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 4 July 2021, 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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