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29. juni 2018

Postdoc in Quantum Photonics

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have a postdoc opening within experimental quantum photonics. Employment date is 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Employment period is 2 years with the possibility of extension. 
The position is embedded in the Quantum Photonics Group within the newly established Center of Excellence “Hybrid Quantum Networks Hy-Q” and the European Quantum Internet Alliance. We carry out fundamental and applied research on solid-state quantum-information processing with solid-state quantum emitters embedded in photonic nanostructures. The quest of the current research programme is to scale the basic quantum functionalities to obtain large and complex quantum networks.  
Further information on the Department is linked at
Project description 
Within Hy-Q we pursue a hybrid approach to solid-state quantum-information processing by combining spin physics, quantum dots, quantum optomechanics, and quantum memories. Currently we are launching new projects within the following areas: 
  • Photonic quantum gates based on quantum dots strongly coupled to a nanophotonic waveguide
  • Generation of photonic cluster states towards photonic quantum repeaters
  • Hybrid quantum memory for quantum dot photon sources 
Formal requirements  
Applicants should have a PhD degree in physics or engineering 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 up to DKK 419.772 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 71.781). 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, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific post doc position
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (Master and PhD or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • 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 1 September 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.  
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
For further information please contact Prof. Peter Lodahl, Niels Bohr Institute,, phone: +45 35325303
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