PhD fellowships in experimental aspects of non-abelian condensed matter physics
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.
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.
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.
Niels Bohr Institute as a workplace
The Niels Bohr Institute has a strong cultural heritage accumulated from our 100 years of internationally high level of research and teaching. The initiator of our Department, Niels Bohr, had an international mindset about scientific collaboration as well as a desire for an open and open-minded atmosphere for all. 100 years later, we still have an informal and open international research environment that strives to promote research, teaching and innovation at the highest level with respect and helpfulness towards students, colleagues and all other stakeholders.
Our students, staff and partners are the source of our success and at the same time our best ambassadors. As a Department, we want to create an inspiring and challenging work environment with a good balance between work and private life. We want the Niels Bohr Institute to be a place where people are proud of and happy to work, study and collaborate with.