24. februar 2023

Postdoctoral fellowships in experimental superconducting quantum computing and novel superconducting qubit development

Postdoctoral Fellowships:

We seek two outstanding candidates for Postdoctoral Fellowships in the field of superconducting quantum information physics.

Postdoctoral fellowships in experimental superconducting quantum computing and novel superconducting qubit development

Project 1 - Quantum information physics with superconducting qubits:

Postdoctoral level research on implementing and designing small-scale quantum algorithms, quantum information protocols, multi-qubit calibration and principles of error detection and correction.

The project involves calibration and operation of multi-qubit systems, high-frequency measurement techniques, low-temperature experimental techniques using cryofree dilution refrigerators, advanced programming, simulation, and data analysis. This project is funded by the Villum Foundation.

Project 2 - Novel superconducting qubits:

Postdoctoral level research with a focus on fabricating and realizing protected qubit encodings and demonstrating novel qubit-qubit coupling mechanisms.

This project involves low-temperature physics experiments in cryofree dilution refrigerators, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, nanofabrication of superconducting qubits and semiconducting devices, data analysis, advanced programming, device modeling and simulations and close interactions with theoretical collaborators.

This project is sponsored by the US Army Research Office.

In both cases scientific writing and communication will be in English.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Physics, Applied Physics or other relevant field, with relevant experimental/theoretical experience and a track record within their fields. Experience with superconducting qubits and/or superconductor-semiconductor hybrid devices will be considered a plus.

The position is open from 1 August 2023 or by arrangement. The duration is two years with possible extension upon mutual agreement.

Inquiries about Project 1 can be made to Associate Professor Morten Kjaergaard (mkjaergaard@nbi.ku.dk) and Postdoctoral Researcher Jacob Hastrup (jacob.hastrup@nbi.ku.dk)

Inquiries about Project 2 can be made to Associate Professor Morten Kjaergaard (mkjaergaard@nbi.ku.dk) and Professor Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.ku.dk)

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 spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments 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.

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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Negotiation for a salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure:
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page, including your motivation for applying for a postdoctoral position either in Project 1: Quantum information physics with superconducting qubits or Project 2: Novel superconducting qubits)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. Publication list
  4. 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.)

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is monday 10 April 2023, 23:59 GMT +2.

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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 on shortly after the deadline. 

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