Microsoft Quantum Postdoctoral Fellowship in experimental superconducting quantum computing at Microsoft Quantum Lab Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices

The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Lab Copenhagen are seeking applications for a Microsoft Quantum Postdoctoral Fellowship. The research will focus on the experimental implementation of novel superconducting quantum computing hardware. Applicants should have a PhD in physics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave electronics, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and aptitude for scientific writing in English. 

The position is open from 1 January 2021 or, by arrangement. The duration is two years with the possibility of extension.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Principal Investigators, Karl Petersson ( or Charles Marcus (

About the Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Lab 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. Information about QDev can be found at

Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware. For further information about Microsoft Quantum visit

Terms of employment
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, with collaborative teams in Delft Technical University (NL), University of Sydney (AUS), Purdue University (USA), UC Santa Barbara (USA), and Microsoft, Redmond, Washington (USA). 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 405k DKK plus additional pension contribution up to 69k DKK. Salary is negotiable.


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).

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2020, 23:59 GMT +2

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



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Application deadline: 01-11-2020
Employment start: 01-01-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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