PhD Fellowships in Experimental Aspects of Non-Abelian Condensed Matter Physics
University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute
Denmark

PhD fellowships in experimental aspects of non-abelian condensed matter physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

We seek outstanding candidates for two PhD positions to work on condensed matter experiments at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

The project is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant and focuses on experiments to test the non-local and non-abelian nature of Majorana bound states in hybrid super/semiconductors.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree or a US undergraduate degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience, ideally including published research.

The project involves nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and scientific writing in English.  

The position is open from 1 October 2021 or by arrangement.

Inquiries about the positions can be made to Associate Professor Ferdinand Kuemmeth (kuemmeth@nbi.dk) and Professor Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Description of the scientific environment

The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory.

The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups in fundamental condensed matter, with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

Job description

The key tasks of this 3-year PhD position are:

  • Manage and carry through your research project 
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Perform tasks for the department
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Formal requirements

Applicants should hold a MSc degree in Physics or Applied Physics with good results and good English skills.

Assessment of your qualifications will emphasize previous research, work experience and publications (if any).

Applicants from the US or other places that do not have a master’s degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree are encouraged to apply if they are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics or Quantum Physics.

For further information about this study programme, please see more information here: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/

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 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please send a Cover Letter, in English, that describes your background and research interests. Enclose your CV with a publication list, diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc).
If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

We do accept applications for students that have not yet finished their studies, as long as they are close to finishing. The start date is flexible

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 30 June 2021, 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. 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 at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

We do accept applications for students that have not yet finished their studies, as long as they are close to finishing. The start date is flexible.

Questions

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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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.

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Application deadline: 30-06-2021
Employment start: 01-10-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet


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