Postdoc in Experimental Quantum Optics at Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks

The position will be part of the experimental quantum photonics group headed by Prof. Peter Lodahl ( within the Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q,

In the quantum photonics group we specialize in developing photonic nanostructures in order to tailor light-matter interaction. The developed hardware is employed for quantum-information processing applications towards a quantum internet.

The Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Hy-Q is a 6 year major research initiative aiming at creating a quantum internet by exploiting quantum dots and opto-mechanical systems. The center is a collaboration between the quantum photonics group and the groups of Prof. Anders S. Sørensen ( and Prof. Albert Schliesser ( In total the center employs approximately 50 scientists working on quantum networks.

The position concerns the experimental study of quantum nonlinear optics with quantum dots in photonic nanostructures and applications in photonic quantum simulators.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Peter Lodahl,, phone: (+45)20565303. 

The position is for 2 years and is open from 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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.

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 30 May 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

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


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Application deadline: 30-05-2023
Employment start: 01-09-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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