15. april 2024

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Technology Development

Deadline: May 31, 2024

The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, invites applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on developing solid-state quantum technologies for practical quantum education and quantum workforce training.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Technology Development

About the candidate

The successful candidate will be an integral part of our newly established advanced quantum training lab and participate in projects that offer opportunities for innovation and career development at the intersection of state-of-art research and education.

Applicants should have a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics or experimental solid-state quantum information science, with experience in nanofabrication processes. Ideally, the candidates will have an entrepreneurial mindset, and a passion for education.

The project combines device design (semiconducting and superconducting quantum devices), nanofabrication, low-temperature measurements using cryofree dilution refrigerators, and thorough experimental documentation. Scientific writing and communication will be in English.

The role may include visits to the international partner universities in Europe and the US, conferences, and various other opportunities.

The position is open from June 1st 2024 or as soon as possible and is a fixed-term position for 2 years with a possibility of extending the contract further.

Description of the scientific environment

The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center 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 spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.
  • Our center is a part of Condensed Matter Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen and offer creative, stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.
  • University and the Center for Quantum Devices wish our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

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

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

  • Terms 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.
  • Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Motivation letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • A Publication list containing a short (~2 paragraphs) description of your work relevant to the research field.
  • If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024, 23:59 GMT +1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews will be held shortly after the application deadline.


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.