Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish
National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental
physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory at the Niels Bohr
Institute, The University of Copenhagen.
Quantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed
at developing topological quantum information processing hardware.
Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum - Copenhagen are seeking
applications for PhD students to work on for the experimental implementation of
solid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a Masters or
Undergraduate degree in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Research
involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf
and microwave electronics, data analysis, and writing up results for
about QDev can be found at qdev.dk. Information about Station Q
can be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/
position is open from 1 April 2019 or by arrangement.
about the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms of employment
PhD program is administered by the Science PhD school, University of Copenhagen.
position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
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.
starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322K plus additional pension contribution
up to DKK 44,5K. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme
position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be)
enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics or Nano Science.
The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that
you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study
programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd,
and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD
grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)
the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the
student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are
financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and
Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the
BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of
remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State
Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because
the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish
study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the
period of their MSc and PhD studies.
PhD grant portions at DKK 6,090 each, corresponding to DKK 292,320 (approx.
a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the
collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations
(AC), be offered 'duty work'. In the period up to the completion of the MSc
programme, students performing 'duty work' are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided
to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of 'duty work'
per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined
programme of study remain). 'Duty work' during Part A if it has a duration of
three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 214.16 (+ 12.5% holiday pay),
corresponding to DKK 108,418.50 (approx. €14,450)
in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations (AC)
the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as
a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement
with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is
arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time
when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the
salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective
agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The
amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension
contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,600
(including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 734,420
send an application that describes your background and research interests. The
application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW
CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the
research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on
up to three scientific referees (do not send letters). Copy of diploma is not
needed in the application phase.
University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity
of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates
regardless of personal background.
Application deadline: The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.
the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager
selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected
applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the
committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the
Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee
and the interview committee.
main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant
and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested
to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.
You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.