PhD Fellowships in Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute
Denmark

PhD Fellowships in Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

We seek outstanding candidates for PhD positions to work on new physics and phenomenology of nonabelian systems. Our team is located at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and the Department of Physics, Lund University.

The program is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant and involves advanced experimental and theoretical projects that work closely together. This gives a unique opportunity for participating in a creative project where theory and experiment together explore new physics. The research is on hybrid superconductor-semiconductor structures and the overarching goal of the project is to demonstrate the existence of nonlocal and nonabelian quasiparticles.

The experimental groups are led by Ferdinand Kuemmeth and Charles Marcus while the theoretical part is led by Karsten Flensberg and Martin Leijnse. Please send an email to synergy@nbi.ku.dk to express your interest or receive more information.

Starting date is flexible, as early as September 2020.

Further information can be found here for the Center for Quantum Devices https://qdev.nbi.ku.dk, and the Department of Physics, Lund University https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lucat/group/v1000623

Job description

The position is available 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 hold an MSc degree in Physics or Nanoscience 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.

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 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Application deadline: 1 June 2020.

Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project (experimental or theory) you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific 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),

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

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 more about the recruitment process athttp://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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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.

Info

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


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