Laboratory and fabrication coordinator
The Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) comprises several research laboratories and condensed-matter projects on the highest international level. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to organize, maintain and improve the associated experimental laboratory (measurement and cleanroom activities) in Copenhagen and assist in managing teams of scientists.
The ideal candidate is familiar with at least one of the following: research lab equipment infrastructure, mechanical/electrical engineering of experimental setups, low-temperature techniques, cleanroom techniques and fabrication process engineering.
The scope includes managing lab improvements, maintenance, and expansions, assisting with hiring and acquainting new scientists, setting up processes for cleanroom activities (supporting the training and development of new scientists), supporting a sustainable scheme for tracking fabrication recipes/processes, as well as working with the local workshops and our equipment suppliers to support up time and access to all lab facilities.
The position will be critical to support our experimental work on the campus of Copenhagen University. The responsibility will also include interaction with our suppliers for scheduled maintenance, immediate repair, and upgrade work of our equipment (including cryostats, measurement electronics, vacuum pumps, and cooling compressors). We seek an organized applicant with problem solving skills, with a keen eye for the evolving infrastructure needs of the lab and cleanroom activities as well as good interpersonal skills for day-to-day interaction with students and staff members.
As a Laboratory and Fabrication Coordinator of one of the premier quantum labs of Europe, the position will provide the candidate with valuable experience, as well as many opportunities to make a positive impact in a highly dynamic environment of scientists and engineers trying to push the boundaries of quantum science.
- No travel required
- Interaction with scientists, students, staff, university workshop, and external suppliers
- Physical work area: Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University
- Work schedule is full time – some weekend work may be required
- Official workspace type: Laboratory and cleanroom environment
What makes this role interesting:
- Purpose of the QDev team: Operate and fabricate quantum devices for exploring exotic physics and quantum computing development. Explore connections to other activities at QDev and opportunities beyond QDev.
- Contribute to developing fabrication and cleanroom procedures to support sustainable and reliable fabrication of quantum devices
- Overall laboratory purpose: Development of diverse solid-state quantum technologies
- Reason for the hire: Lab size has outgrown the capacity of existing staff and provides a key opportunity to the continued success of the team
- Typical tasks and rhythm: Lab improvements, problem solving, new installations, organizing repairs and maintenance, general lab organization
- One of the largest quantum labs in Europe
- Broad spectrum of recently purchased high-end equipment
- Local workshop and service and maintenance contracts are in place
- Administrative support through the university
- Lab space still evolving – plan new equipment and opportunities for improvements
The ideal Candidate should be:
- Solution oriented, detail oriented, reliable, with a broad technical skillset
- Fluent in English, oral and written (Danish is a plus)
- Strong communication skills
- Hands-on problem solver, engaging
- Research and/or lab experience, ideally mechanical/electrical background
- Ideally, physics background and/or familiarity with low-temperature techniques
- Highly organized
- Enjoys supporting the students in their experimental work and needs
- Capable of, or willing to learn, facilitating hiring and integration of new staff members
- Enjoys creating awareness with the lab users to maintain a functional structure
- Interested in solving technical problems and planning ahead
Inquiries about the position can be made to Charles Marcus (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ferdinand Kuemmeth (email@example.com) or Morten Kjaergaard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Terms of employment
It is a full-time position, and the duration of the position is 2 years, starting date: as soon as possible.
The employment and salary are made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Employment will be as academic employee or special consultant depending on the candidate’s background. The salary is based on seniority; negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Copenhagen is a beautiful, family-friendly city with a large international community, a lively and diverse cultural scene, and a very high quality of life. More on employment conditions: http://ism.ku.dk.
As part of the online application procedure candidates will be required to upload a CV with detailed information about their previous carrier and work, upload exam certificates, and upload a motivation letter explaining their qualifications.
Please include in your application:
- Curriculum vitae
- Diploma (Master’s or equivalent and PhD)
- Motivation letter
Please submit your application by clicking on “ Apply Now ” below. Only online applications will be accepted. Application deadline: 26 March 2023.
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.