21. december 2020

Postdoctoral fellowships in experimental aspects of non-abelian condensed matter physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

Postdoctoral fellowships:

We seek outstanding candidates for one or more Postdoctoral Fellowships to experimentally test the non-local and non-abelian nature of Majorana bound states in hybrid super/semiconductors at the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.


The project is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant and will take place at the Center for Quantum Devices, located at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience and a track record within their fields.

The project involves low-temperature physics experiments in cryofree dilution refrigerators, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, nanofabrication, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and scientific writing in English.  

The position is open from March 15th 2021 or by arrangement. The duration is two years with possible extension upon mutual agreement.

Inquiries about the positions can be made to Associate Professor Ferdinand Kuemmeth (kuemmeth@nbi.ku.dk) and Professor Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Description of the scientific environment
The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups in fundamental condensed matter, with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

Terms of employment
The postdoctoral fellowship is at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
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 437.843 (≈60.000 €) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Master’s thesis).

Application deadline: February 1, 2021.

As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.