Cryogenic engineer at Microsoft Quantum - Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices – Niels Bohr Institutet - Københavns Universitet

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25. maj 2018

Cryogenic engineer at Microsoft Quantum - Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices

Microsoft Quantum - Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed at developing the basic building block for a quantum computer and is a part of the Niels Bohr Insitute.

The Center for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory.

The position

The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum - Copenhagen seeks to hire an engineer/scientist with expertise in millikelvin cryogenics, dilution refrigerator operation including vacuum technology, thermometry, cryogenic materials, and cryogenic electronics. The job entails maintaining and improving a number of dilution refrigerators, teaching operation to students and researchers, and interacting with the manufacturers for maintenance, repair and upgrades. Also, a database of performance and a stock of spares should be maintained.

The position is open from 1 August 2018 or by arrangement.

The candidate

The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree or US undergraduate degree in a relevant technical field and work experience with dilution refrigerators. Familiarity with electronics is also beneficial.

For inquiries, contact Charles M. Marcus ( or Ferdinand Kuemmeth (

Terms of appointment and payment

The position has a duration of 1 year. Related long term position will be advertised during this year.

  • 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.

The salary depending on seniority is currently at a minimum DKK 318.896 including (+ pension). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


Applicants are requested to submit their applications electronically. Apply by clicking "Apply online".

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. thesis), and names and contact information on preferably three scientific referees. The candidates should include a certified list of university courses and grades.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.

As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion or ethnic origin.

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.