Engineer at the Centre of Quantum Devices

We are looking for a highly motivated and independent engineer/physicist to be responsible for the maintenance of our UHV systems. 

Our research

The Centre of Quantum of Quantum Devices is in collaboration with Microsoft Quantum working on developing a topological quantum computer.

Your job

The primary work tasks are maintenance of our ultra-high vacuum (UHV) molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems, assist with calibration of growth rates and help to share knowledge between our systems at HCØ (Copenhagen) and at Microsoft (Lyngby). Other major tasks are maintenance of gas supplies (including liquid nitrogen) and contact with vendors, assisting with maintenance of other lab-equipment, assist with maintenance, calibrations and measurements using optical and electron microscopes, develop and maintain equipment for surveillance (such as pressure gauges and temperature probes), help to improve the workflow in the lab to make it more user-friendly and help with making standard operation procedures and other safety related documents.


Essential experience and skills

  • You have an MSc in mechanical engineering, electronic engineer, physics or similar
  • You have hands-on experience with maintenance and operation of an MBE system
  • You have a profound knowledge of UHV systems
  • You are used to work in an academic lab
  • You have experience with maintenance of pumps, gauges and gas supplies (including liquid nitrogen)
  • Service-minded behavior, including experience training others.
  • You have prior experience working in collaborative research projects
  • You have experience with handling safety issues in the lab and writing standard operating procedures
  • Good English skills, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills

  • Knowledge of semi-conductor devices and processing methods
  • You have programming experience (preferably Python) with focus on controlling lab-equipment

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Centre for Quantum devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. You will be located both at the H.C. Ørsted Institute (Copenhagen) and at Microsoft Quantum (Lyngby).

Terms of salary and employment

The employment as Laboratory engineer is a full-time position. Starting date is 1 November 2020 or later on agreement with the employer. Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.


For further information regarding the position, please contact Peter Krogstrup ( or Claus B. Sørensen (


Your application should in English include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 28 September 2020, 23.59 CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.



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: 28-09-2020
Employment start: 01-11-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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