PhD position in experimental superconducting quantum computing at QDEV
The Center for Quantum Devices is seeking applications for a PhD fellowship position to work on experimental superconducting quantum computing. The research will focus on developing novel quantum hardware and quantum information applications based on superconducting quantum technology. Research will be carried out in close collaboration with Microsoft Quantum Lab Copenhagen.
Applicants should have a master’s or undergraduate degree in physics with relevant experimental experience. Research involves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rf and microwave electronics, data analysis, and writing up results for publication. Candidates with previous experience in nanofabrication and extensive programming skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
The position is open from 1 January 2021 or by arrangement.
About 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. Further information can be found at qdev.dk.
Microsoft Quantum Lab Copenhagen is a research center located at the Center for Quantum Devices. It is sponsored by Microsoft with the aim of developing topological quantum information processing hardware. For further details, see microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/microsoft-quantum-labs.
Terms of employment
The PhD program is administered by the Science PhD school, University of Copenhagen.
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 322K plus additional pension contribution up to DKK 44,5K. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme
The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics or Nano Science. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.
The deadline for applications is 1 November 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.