Postdoc in Scanning Probe Microscopy at the NNF Quantum Computing Programme

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme (NQCP) is establishing a talented and diverse international team to create a cutting-edge quantum programme in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. At the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, where the formulation of Quantum Mechanics was born 100 years ago, we aim to establish an international quantum computing programme, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, that will drive research and innovations at multiple levels - from developing scalable quantum processor technologies to solutions for the quantum-classical control and readout interface, and all the way to quantum algorithms and applications.  The long-term mission of the programme is to develop fault-tolerant quantum computing hardware and quantum algorithms that solve life-science-relevant chemical and biological problems.

NQCP is looking for a motivated postdoc focused on applications of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) to materials and device science. Anchored in our versatile characterization team, you will play a key role in developing SPM tools including a state of the art 4-probe, low temperature Omicron STM system, while driving scientific advancements in the application of SPM to quantum technology. This will be done in close collaboration with researchers and dedicated teams on growth, fabrication theory & simulation, as well as national and international partners from industry and academia.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have some of the following qualifications:  

  • PhD in physics, engineering, materials science, chemistry or related
  • Experience with scanning probe microscopy, in particular STM
  • Good understanding of the properties of materials and their underlying structures
  • Good communication skills and ability to coordinate work in a complex research program

Why Us?
Joining NQCP now, you will be involved from the very beginning and contribute to the fulfilment of the mission of NQCP. We want to make Denmark a world leader in quantum research, and we hope to attract people from all over the world.

Life in Denmark is supported with strong social services (free universal healthcare, free/subsidised language courses, paid parental leave, subsidised day care institutions and excellent public schools). Our work culture is very egalitarian and prioritises work life balance. Dual career families are the norm, and workplaces offer flexibility to support everyone in having both an exciting career and good family time. Danish cities are known for having excellent infrastructure, for example through widespread bike path networks. We can also offer a thriving food-scene, excellent museums, and beautiful natural scenery.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within scanning probe microscopy as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. For further information about the position please contact Jim Webb (james.webb@nbi.ku.dk)  

The position is open from 1 April 2024 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 working time is 37 hours per week on average and the working hours are flexible and the position is limited in time to 2 years.

Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance.

Application
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 for applying for this position (max. one page)

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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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.

Info

Application deadline: 29-02-2024
Employment start: 01-04-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: The Niels Bohr Institute

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