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PhD position in experimental topological 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 phD students for the experimental implementation of solid-state qubits based on semiconductor-superconductor hybrid materials, including Majorana qubits and gatemon qubits. Research involves nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave signal generation and detection, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists and scientific writing.

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 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 phD student at the University of Copenhagen.

Applicants should have a masters degree or be part of an integrated masters program for candidates from the US or other places that do not have masters programs. 

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

Terms of employment
Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC). The starting annual salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 309,109 (April 2016 level) plus pension contribution, with the possibility of salary negotiation. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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. 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.


Professor Charles Markus


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

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