27. maj 2021

PhD fellowships in experimental aspects of non-abelian condensed matter physics

PhD fellowships:

We seek outstanding candidates for two PhD positions to work on condensed matter experiments at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Center for Quantum Devices - Lab picture

The project is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant and focuses on experiments to test the non-local and non-abelian nature of Majorana bound states in hybrid super/semiconductors.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree or a US undergraduate degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience, ideally including published research.

The project involves nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and scientific writing in English.  

The position is open from 1 October 2021 or by arrangement. 

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.

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

Job description
The key tasks of this 3-year PhD position are:

  • Manage and carry through your research project 
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Perform tasks for the department
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

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