Postdoctoral fellow in realizing superconducting multi-qubit devices to function as a small quantum computer at the Center for Quantum Devices/Station Q Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

The Center for Quantum Devices and Station Q Copenhagen is looking to hire one to three postdoctoral research fellows to work on realizing superconducting multi-qubit devices to function as a small quantum computer. The realization will be based on gatemon technology controlled by FPGA-based waveform generators. Projects ranging from nanofabrication, device testing, to building classical control electronics are available. Applicants should have a PhD in experimental physics or a masters or PhD in electrical Engineering.

Research involves of nanofabrication, low-temperature physics, rf signal generation and detection, rf electronics in general, programming, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and aptitude for scientific writing in English.

More information about QDev and the new collaborative relationship with Microsoft as a Station Q can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to main supervisor Charles Marcus ( or co-supervisor Karl Petersson (

The position is open from 1 September 2016 or after agreement with the candidate.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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 405,501 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,341). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically.

Please include
- Curriculum vita
- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
- Research plan – description of current and future research plans
- Complete publication list
Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2016.

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


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