Postdoc in Theoretical Quantum Optics/Quantum Information University of Copenhagen, The Niels Bohr Institute Denmark

Postdoc in Theoretical Quantum Optics/Quantum Information


The position will be part of the theoretical quantum optics group headed by Prof. Anders S. Sørensen ( The group is focusing on making theories for the implementation of quantum information processing in concrete physical systems, including quantum optical systems such as photons and atoms as well as solid-state systems such as quantum dots and superconducting qubits. The position will be part of the newly established Center for Hybrid Quantum Neworks (Hy-Q). The center is a 6 year major research initiative aiming at creating a quantum internet by exploiting quantum dots and opto-mechanical systems. The center is a collaboration between the theoretical quantum optics group and the groups of Prof. Peter Lodahl ( and Prof. Albert Schliesser ( In total the center employs approximately 50 scientists working on quantum networks.  


The position should support and complement the activities of the research center. To this end the successful candidate should both make theories for concrete experiments, which can be performed in the Hy-Q laboratories as well as long-term applications for quantum information processing. The precise project will be defined in collaboration with the candidate but possible topics include:


• cluster state generation using quantum dots  

• quantum memories using solid-state emitters 

• storage of information in mechanical oscillators  

• general theory development for quantum networks 


Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Anders S. Sørensen,, phone: (+45)24661377. 


The position is open from 01.09.2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is open for a period of 2 years.  


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 419.772 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 71.781). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  


Please include  

- Curriculum vita 

- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  

- Research plan – description of current and future research plans 

- Complete publication list, highlighting 3 particularly relevant papers 


The deadline for applications is 24.05.2018, 23:59 GMT +2.  


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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