Postdoctoral fellowship in quantum hardware development for analog quantum simulation, Niels Bohr Institute

The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to develop quantum devices for analog quantum simulation.

The Project
The position focuses on the experimental implementation of quantum devices and their use for quantum simulation, based on gate-controlled quantum dots and superconducting resonators. Research involves the design of devices, supervision of 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 in English.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience and a track record within their fields, with experience with spin qubits, quantum-dot fabrication and/or high-frequency measurement considered a plus.

Further information on the Department is linked at

The position is open from 15 May 2024 or by arrangement and the contract runs for a minimum of two years.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Ferdinand Kuemmeth and Professor Jesper Nygård

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. It has a state-of-the-art fabrication cleanroom enabling researchers to conduct their experiments on the highest-quality devices.

The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups in quantum devices, quantum hardware, and fundamental condensed matter, with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry. The center is part of the Niels Bohr Institute, which has played a pivotal role in shaping our understanding of quantum physics for the past century.

Further information about QDev can be found at

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 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: 

  1. Motivation letter for applying for this position (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  4. A Publication list containing a short (~2 paragraphs) description of your work relevant to the research field.
  5. If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will not contact these without your consent).

The deadline for applications is 29 February 2024, 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

Interviews will be held shortly after the application deadline.




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Application deadline: 29-02-2024
Employment start: 15-05-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr institutet

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