Assistant Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute

Assistant Professor in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

An assistant professorship is available in the Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute. We seek outstanding candidates with a proven record of high-impact research and the ambition to lead experimental research in condensed matter physics and attract independent funding. Research areas should generally be in the area of quantum electronic devices, leveraging novel materials or hybrid systems for fundamental studies and related quantum applications.

The candidate should have a PhD in Physics or equivalent and have a demonstrated record of research, mentorship, and teaching.  The position is placed in the strong research environment at the Center for Quantum Devices (

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to scientific communication, fund raising, and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within the supervision of bachelor, master, and PhD students. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Charles M. Marcus (, Prof. Karsten Flensberg ( or Ferdinand Kuemmeth (

The position is open from Fall 2020 or upon agreement.

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 has a duration of 3 years with possibility for extension. It 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 437.842 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.433). 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
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:Complete publication list
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

Application deadline: June 20, 2020.

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


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 20-06-2020
Employment start: 01-09-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institute

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