Postdoctoral Fellowship in Growth of Hybrid Quantum Materials, Niels Bohr Institute

We seek outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship to develop a quantum materials platform combining semiconductors with superconducting and ferromagnetic components.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within molecular beam epitaxy and related characterization techniques at the Center for Quantum Device. The position may also include performance of other duties.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Saulius Vaitiekenas, and Professor Charles Marcus,

The position is (expected to be) open from 15 May 2024 and it has a duration of 20 months, with a possibility of extending the contract further.

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 ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding 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.

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

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Motivation letter of application
  • Complete publication list
  • 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 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.


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

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