PhD fellows in experimental hybrid quantum mechanics at QUANTOP Center

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering two or more PhD scholarships in experimental hybrid quantum mechanics commencing from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The QUANTOP laboratory at the Niels Bohr Institute hosts a number of projects in the field of experimental quantum optics, quantum measurement, and quantum communication (https://quantop.nbi.ku.dk/about/about_the_section/). In particular, active research is carried out in the field of hybrid quantum systems where optical photons couple to mechanical and atomic systems for generation of entangled and other non-classical states of light and matter.

Project description
We are seeking exceptional candidates to fill two or more PhD positions in this field of research. The applicants must possess Master degree in physics and have demonstrated experimental research experience in either one or more areas, such as quantum optics, opto-mechanics, precision measurements, and atomic physics. The positions are expected to start before the end of 2019.

Principal supervisor is Prof. Eugene Polzik, polzik@nbi.ku.dk

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
       

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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 at a minimum DKK 309.460 (approx. €43,600) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


The deadline for applications is 1 September 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. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Prof. Eugene Polzik, polzik@nbi.ku.dk  

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

 

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Info

Application deadline: 01-09-2019
Employment start: 01-10-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute

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