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Postdoctoral fellow in experimental quantum information at the Center for Quantum Devices and Station Q Copenhagen

The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory. Station Q Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware.

The position
The Center for Quantum Devices and Station Q Copenhagen is looking to hire one or more postdoctoral fellows for the experimental implementation of solid-state qubits based on semiconductor-superconductor hybrid materials, including Majorana qubits and gatemon qubits. Applicants should have a PhD in experimental physics with relevant experience and publications.

Research involves nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave signal generation and detection, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, scientific writing and mentoring PhD students. Teaching is available but not required.  

Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk. Information about Station Q can be found at stationq.microsoft.com

The position is open from September or after, by arrangement.

The candidate
The successful applicant, who should have a strong background in both physics and material science, and preferably in nanofabrication, will be enrolled as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen.

Inquiries about the position can be made to research supervisor Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

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 408,730 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,893). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees (do not send letters).

Application deadline: June 30th 2017.

As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin.

You can read about the recruitment process at http://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.


Charles Marcus


Application deadline: 30-06-2017
Employment type: Limited period
Employment start: 01-09-2017
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute

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