26. januar 2024

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Deadline: March 1, 2024

We are looking for a postdoc at the Niels Bohr Institute. The duties will include research within quantum optics and quantum information as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Illustration: Troels Marstrand

The Niels Bohr Institute invites applications for a 2-year Post-doctoral Fellowship

The fellowship is intended for outstanding early career scientists whose research expertise falls within quantum optics and quantum information science: non-classical states of light, light-matter interactions and interfaces, quantum sensing, quantum communication, quantum computing with light and matter and exploration of the same topics and mechanisms with microwaves and acoustic waves. 

The candidate will work on theory in the mentioned topics, but applications are welcome from scientists with both theoretical and experimental background who can document elements of modelling, simulations or theoretical/numerical analyses.

Funded by the Carlsberg Foundation

The work is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation Semper Ardens project “QCooL”, and is led by Professor Klaus Mølmer at the Niels Bohr Institute.

The aim of the project is to contribute proposals and analyses for exploration in experiments.

Collaboration with the  QCooL co-founding partners Professor Sebastian Hofferberth at University of Bonn and Professor Thomas Pohl at TU-Vienna as well as with the many related quantum activities (Hy-Q, Quantop, QDev, NQCP, QMath, UCPH Quantum Hub) at the University of Copenhagen are strongly encouraged.  

The postdoc’s duties will include research within quantum optics and quantum information as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/

The position is open from 1 June, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Brief description of research experience and ideas within the topics highlighted in the call
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 1 March 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/.


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