Research Assistant in Experimental Quantum Information at the Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen
The Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, are seeking one, or possibly more, research assistants to contribute to the development of solid state quantum computing systems. Work will involve the testing of prototype quantum devices at ultralow temperatures using microwave electronics.
The position is open from January 15, 2020 or by arrangement. Enquiries about the position can be made to the Principal Investigator, Karl Petersson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please apply online.
The successful applicant should have the following qualifications:
- Master´s or undergraduate degree in physics or electrical engineering or related areas.
- Relevant lab experience with cryogenics and/or microwave electronics.
- Ability to work independently with cutting edge lab equipment with close attention to detail.
- Strong multitasking and organization skills.
- Enthusiasm to be a part of a multidisciplinary team on the development of a completely new technology.
Note that this is not a position for an advanced degree but is a research/technical staff position.
About the Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum Lab Copenhagen
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. Information about QDev can be found at qdev.dk.
Microsoft Quantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware. For further information about Microsoft Quantum visit microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/.
Terms of appointment and payment
The position is for one year with the possibility of extension.
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 351,887 (approx. €47,250) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Applicants are requested to submit their applications electronically. Apply by clicking "Apply online".
Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. thesis), and names and contact information on preferably three scientific referees. The candidates should include a certified list of university courses and grades.
Application deadline: 15 December, 2020
As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion or ethnic origin.
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.