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08. juni 2018

PhD fellow in Quantum Materials and Devices

Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in experimental physics commencing 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
Description of the scientific environment 
The Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) is a basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental physics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory. Further information on the center is linked at 
Project description 
The PhD project will bridge between materials science and quantum device physics. The student is expected to develop new quantum electronic devices based on materials fabricated by other researchers, typically by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth of nanostructures semiconductors. The project will be an integral part of QDev’s activities within quantum devices, with prospects for systems for solid state quantum information, sensing or other quantum technologies. The research involves nanofabrication, cryogenic transport experiments using dilution refrigerators, data analysis, interactions with theoretical physicists and materials scientists, and supervision of bachelor and master students.    
Principal supervisor is Professor Jesper Nygård, Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail, Direct Phone: (45)24626120. 
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are: 
  • To manage and carry through your research project 
  • Attend PhD courses 
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis 
  • Teach and disseminate your research 
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad 
  • Work for the department 
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics or nano-science with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience. 
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.  
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 317.459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.852). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project. 
  • CV  
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc) 
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),  
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
The deadline for applications is 24 June 2018, 23:59 GMT +2.  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.  
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Jesper Nygård, Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail, Direct Phone: (45)24626120. 
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at 
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.