Laboratory Coordinator at the Center for Quantum Devices
The Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) comprises several research laboratories and condensed-matter projects on the highest international level. To support a new ERC synergy grant on the topic of exploring non-local and non-abelian material systems, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to organize, maintain and improve the associated experimental laboratory in Copenhagen and assist in managing teams of scientists.
The ideal candidate is familiar in at least one of the areas of research lab equipment infrastructure, mechanical/electrical engineering of experimental setups, or low-temperature techniques.
The scope includes managing lab improvements, maintenance and expansions, assisting with hiring and acquainting new scientists, as well as working with the local workshops and our equipment suppliers to guarantee up time and access to all lab facilities.
The position will be critical to support our experimental work on the campus of Copenhagen University. The responsibility will also include interaction with our suppliers for scheduled maintenance, immediate repair and upgrade work of our equipment (including cryostats, measurement electronics, vacuum pumps, and cooling compressors). We seek an organized applicant with problem solving skills, with a keen eye for the evolving infrastructure needs of the lab, as well as good interpersonal skills for day-to-day interaction with students and staff members.
As a Lab Coordinator of one of the premier quantum labs of Europe, the position will provide the candidate with valuable experience, as well as many opportunities to make a positive impact in a highly dynamic environment of scientists and engineers trying to push the boundaries of quantum science.
- Work schedule is full time – some weekend work may be required
- No travel required
- Interaction with scientists, students, staff, university workshop, and external suppliers
- Physical work area: Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University
- Official workspace type: Laboratory environment
The deadline for applications is 2 December 2020, 23:59 GMT +1
The Niels Bohr Institute is part of the faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, and the institute has 6 different addresses in Copenhagen
B15-21 Blegdamsvej: The original institute for physics has 4 teams of scientists besides the management, the administration and technical support. Particle physics, quantum physics, eScience, biophysics and theoretical cosmology.
Niels Bohr Building, Jagtvej 128: Researchers in Astrophysics from DARK, DAWN and the Condensed Matter Physics group.
Tagensvej 16: Here you will find the Physics of Ice Climate and Earth section.
The H. C. Ørsteds Institute at Universitetsparken 5: At this address you will find the nanophysics group and the Center for Quantum Devices.
Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5 - 7: At this address you will find the Astrophysics & Planetary Science group.
Building 24 and 25
2100 København Ø.
The scientific employees conduct research, and they also educate the students in astronomy, geophysics, nanoscience and basic physics. Moreover, the institute has a presentation of the research areas and the research results.
The scientists are organised in 10 teams/sections, and in connection with these teams the Niels Bohr Institute has 10 centres. A centre receives an external grant, and so it is possible to employ people for long periods of time.
The Niels Bohr Institute has established "the Niels Bohr International Academy". This academy receives a grant of DKK 10 millions from the Danish state. The purpose of the academy is to attract leading researchers for short - or long periods of time in order to promote and enhance research. "The Niels Bohr International Academy" has i.a. the "Summer Institute" with a strong programme.
In addition, the Niels Bohr Institute has 35 engineers and technicians to assist the scientists with experiments etc. They also maintain the technical infrastructure of the institute. Furthermore, the institute has 35 employeed within the areas of administration, communication, and library.