Postdoctoral fellowship in nanoelectronics at the Niels Bohr Institute

We seek an excellent candidate for a Postdoctoral Fellowship within experimental research on nanoelectronics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.

The project involves development of nanowire materials, cleanroom fabrication of nanodevices and electrical transport measurements. The candidate should have documented experience in these areas, and be capable of managing research projects and supervising PhD and master students. The specific Post Doc project is a part of an interdisciplinary European project on neuromorphic devices funded by the European Innovation Council.

The postdoc will be in charge of the development of semiconductor nanowire materials/electronics and integration with nanophotonic devices fabricated at Lund University. The overall goal of the collaborative European project is to develop optoelectronic devices for integrated sensing and neural computation, inspired by the insect brain. This combines four lines of research: 1) progress in understanding insect neurobiology that provides proven circuit designs to solve significant problems such as autonomous navigation; 2) advanced III-V semiconductor nanowire technology that exploits light to obtain a large number of interconnects with extremely low power consumption; 3) molecular dyes that can be used for memory components; 4) circuit technology developed for quantum computing.

The collaborating research groups are from Lund University, University of Groningen, University of Edinburgh, INL Portugal, and University of Copenhagen. See for a description of partners and background.

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

The position is open from 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The duration is 1 October 2024 to 31 March 2026.

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

Inquiries about the positions can be made to Professor Jesper Nygård (nygå

Description of the scientific environment
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, 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 in fundamental condensed matter, with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

The Nano-Science Center organizes interdisciplinary research between groups on physics, chemistry and biology at the University of Copenhagen.


  • The candidate should have demonstrated excellent scientific productivity, evidenced by high-quality research publications, be able to conduct independent and creative research, and show good inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Applicants should preferably hold a PhD degree in Physics, Applied Physics or Nanoscience with relevant experimental experience and a track record within their fields, or be near completion of their PhD studies at the time of application.
  • Documented hands-on experience in the methods mentioned in the project description.
  • Excellent scientific track-record, including at least one publication as first author in a high-quality, peer reviewed international journal.
  • The candidate must be fluent in English and have good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation, and confidence.


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 Sunday 28 July 2024, 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.

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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: 28-07-2024
Employment start: 01-10-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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