Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Quantum Matter

The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institut, University of Copenhagen invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellows to investigate 1D and 2D arrays of semiconductor-superconductor Josephson junctions formed in a variety of lattices to explore novel states and dynamics, including topological matter and flat bands.

The position is for a duration of two years, with the expected start date 1 March 2023, which could be moved upon agreement.

The project
The work is at the border of quantum simulation and quantum matter, and takes advantage of novel epitaxial hybrid materials. Candidates should have a PhD in condensed matter experimental physics, mesoscopic electron transport, or experimental solid-state quantum information science. The project combines nanofabrication, low-temperature measurements using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, data analysis, and close collaboration with theoretical physicists. Scientific writing and communication will be in English.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor Saulius Vaitiekėnas ( and Professor Charles M. Marcus (

Description of the scientific environment
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close interactions with theorists as well as possible collaborations with industry. Our center is a part of Condensed Matter Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen and offer creative, stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

University and the Center for Quantum Devices wish our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Further information about QDev can be found at

The postdoc’s duties will predominantly include research. The post may also include performance of other duties, such as teaching assistance.

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 Danish Ministry of Taxation 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)
  • Description of current research plan
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

The deadline for application is 18 December 2022, 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.

You can read about the recruitment process at

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin. You can read more about the recruitment process at


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.


Application deadline: 18-12-2022
Employment start: 01-03-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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