PhD fellow in quantum photonics

PhD fellow in quantum photonics

At the Niels Bohr Insti­tute at Uni­ver­si­ty of Copen­hagen we cur­rent­ly have a job open­ing as PhD fel­low with­in exper­i­men­tal quan­tum pho­ton­ics. Employ­ment date is 1 Octo­ber 2018 or as soon as pos­si­ble there­after.

The posi­tion is embed­ded in the Quan­tum Pho­ton­ics Group with­in the new­ly estab­lished Cen­ter of Excel­lence “Hybrid Quan­tum Net­works Hy‑Q” and the Euro­pean Quan­tum Inter­net Alliance. We car­ry out fun­da­men­tal and applied research on sol­id-state quan­­tum-infor­­ma­­tion pro­cess­ing with sol­id-state quan­tum emit­ters embed­ded in pho­ton­ic nanos­truc­tures. The quest of the cur­rent research pro­gramme is to scale the basic quan­tum func­tion­al­i­ties to obtain large and com­plex quan­tum net­works.

Project descrip­tion

With­in Hy‑Q we pur­sue a hybrid approach to sol­id-state quan­­tum-infor­­ma­­tion pro­cess­ing by com­bin­ing spin physics, quan­tum dots, quan­tum opto­me­chan­ics, and quan­tum mem­o­ries. Cur­rent­ly we are launch­ing new projects with­in the fol­low­ing areas:

  • Pho­ton­ic quan­tum gates based on quan­tum dots strong­ly cou­pled to a nanopho­ton­ic wave­guide
  • Gen­er­a­tion of pho­ton­ic clus­ter states towards pho­ton­ic quan­tum repeaters
  • Hybrid quan­tum mem­o­ry for quan­tum dot pho­ton sources

Job descrip­tion

The PhD posi­tion is for a 3‑year peri­od and your key tasks as a PhD stu­dent at Sci­ence are:

  • To man­age and car­ry through your research project
  • Attend PhD cours­es
  • Write sci­en­tif­ic arti­cles and your PhD the­sis
  • Teach and dis­sem­i­nate your research
  • To stay at an exter­nal research insti­tu­tion for a few months, prefer­ably abroad
  • Work for the depart­ment

For­mal require­ments

Appli­cants should have an MSc degree in physics or engi­neer­ing with good results and good Eng­lish skills. As cri­te­ria for the assess­ment of your qual­i­fi­ca­tions empha­sis will also be laid on pre­vi­ous pub­li­ca­tions (if any) and rel­e­vant work expe­ri­ence.

Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure

The appli­ca­tion, in Eng­lish, must be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cal­ly by fol­low­ing this link.

Please include

  • Cov­er Let­ter, detail­ing your moti­va­tion and back­ground for apply­ing for the PhD project
  • CV
  • Diplo­ma and tran­scripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Accep­tance Let­ter for the rel­e­vant MSc Pro­gramme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Oth­er infor­ma­tion for con­sid­er­a­tion, e.g. list of pub­li­ca­tions (if any),
  • Full con­tact details (Name, address, tele­phone & email) of 1–3 pro­fes­sion­al ref­er­ees

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 at a min­i­mum DKK 317,459 includ­ing annu­al sup­ple­ment (+ pen­sion up to DKK 43,852). Nego­ti­a­tion for salary sup­ple­ment is pos­si­ble.

More info and dead­line

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

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is 1 Sep­tem­ber 2018, GMT +2. Appli­ca­tions received lat­er than this date will not be con­sid­ered.

After the expiry of the dead­line for appli­ca­tions, the autho­rized recruit­ment man­ag­er selects appli­cants for assess­ment on the advice of the Inter­view Com­mit­tee. After­wards an assess­ment com­mit­tee will be appoint­ed to eval­u­ate the select­ed appli­ca­tions. The appli­cants will be noti­fied of the com­po­si­tion of the com­mit­tee and the final selec­tion of a suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be made by the Head of Depart­ment, based on the rec­om­men­da­tions of the assess­ment com­mit­tee and the inter­view com­mit­tee.

The main cri­te­ri­on for selec­tion will be the research poten­tial of the appli­cant and the above men­tioned skills. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will then be request­ed to for­mal­ly apply for enrol­ment as a PhD stu­dent at the PhD school of Sci­ence.

You can read about the recruit­ment process at


For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please con­tact the prin­ci­pal super­vi­sor, Prof. Peter Lodahl, Niels Bohr Insti­tute,, phone: +45 35325303.

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