Assistant Professor of Experimental Quantum Optics

Assistant Professor of Experimental Quantum Optics

Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen


We are looking for a candidate with extensive experience in experimental quantum optics, specifically in the field of coupling atomic ensembles via narrow transitions to optical resonators. Extensive experience with laser cooling, clock level spectroscopy, and control of complex experiments is expected.    

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations within publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within AMO physics. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at .

 Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Assoc. Prof. Jörg Helge Müller,


The position is open from 01.10.2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is time limited to 2 years.

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 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
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications - please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list

The deadline for applications is 05.08.2024, 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.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0444/24-2A










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Application deadline: 05-08-2024
Employment start: 01-10-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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