Postdoctoral Positions in Nanomechanical Quantum Sensors
University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute

Postdoctoral positions on Nanomechanical Quantum Sensors at the Niels Bohr Institute

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have a postdoctoral position on the development of optomechanical systems for memory and sensing applications.

The Quantum Optomechanics group at the Niels Bohr Institute has pioneered a new approach to engineer mechanical systems of unprecedented coherence. We now seek support to push the development of a new generation of quantum optomechanical systems that can serve as quantum memory and/or are operated at room temperature. 

The postdoc will develop and implement new optomechanical systems and experiments. Successful candidates will have a strong PhD in experimental physics or relevant engineering disciplines, and extensive experience in experimental quantum optomechanics. Experience with fiber cavities, membrane-in-the middle systems, and quantum measurement theory complete the profile of the ideal candidate.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the positions can be made to Prof. Albert Schliesser,

The position is open from 1 July 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The employment period is limited to 6 months.

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 437.435 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.801). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 15 April 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.

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: 15-04-2021
Employment start: 01-07-2021
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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