Postdoctoral fellow in topological quantum information at the Center for Quantum Devices and Station Q 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. Station Q Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimed at developing topological quantum information processing hardware.

The position
The Center for Quantum Devices and Station Q Copenhagen is looking to hire one to three postdoctoral fellows for the experimental implementation of and braiding of Majorana fermions and the application topological quantum systems for computation. Applicants should have a PhD in experimental physics or Engineering.

Research involves nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, 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

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

The candidate
The successful applicant, who should have a strong background in both physics and material science, and preferably in nanofabrication, will be enrolled as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen.

Inquiries about the position can be made to main supervisor Charles Marcus (

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.

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically.

Enclose CV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information on up to three scientific referees (do not send letters).

Application deadline: 30 June 2016.

As an equal opportunities employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all interested candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion or ethnic origin.

You can read about the recruitment process at


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