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08. juni 2018

Mechanical technician at Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices

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  
Microsoft Quantum - Copenhagen and the Center for Quantum Devices are looking for an experienced all-round mechanical technician. You will be a part of the team of technicians and engineers that help maintain and develop our wide range of complex research equipment. The candidate is expected to contribute within the following areas:  
• Machining using CNC as well as manual machines  
• Technical collaborations with research teams for the development of mechanics for the fabrication and measurement facility  
• Maintain and trouble-shoot research equipment in collaboration with the technical team  
• Mechanical 3D CAD design (Autodesk Inventor)  
• Help in the installation of new equipment  
The position is open from August 1st, 2018 or by arrangement.  
The candidate  
The successful candidate should be passionate about mechanics and have at least a training as a machinist. Initially, we expect that the candidate will assist with existing projects (Maintenance, making small mechanical designs, mounting designs in setups, install fabrication equipment etc) and will then later take on his or her own projects. A strong will to work with multi-disciplinary tasks is essential and a broad knowledge of relevant areas like vacuum technique, pneumatics, and basic electrical skills is desirable.  
For inquiries, contact: Claus Birger Sørensen ( or Morten Liborius Jensen (  
Terms of appointment and payment  
The position has a duration of 1 year. Related long term position will be advertised during this year.  
Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the rules of the collective agreement between the Ministry of science and Public Employees (OAO-S collective agreement) and under the collective agreement for skilled workmen in the State.  
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.  
Application deadline: June 30, 2018.  
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.