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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Condensed Matter Theory

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The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) at Copenhagen University seeks candidates for (2+1)-year postdoctoral fellowships in condensed matter theory. Applicants are expected to have strong research credentials in the field, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with the highly active condensed matter physics and quantum information communities at the Niels Bohr Institute. Target areas include (but are not limited to): quantum dynamics in driven/open systems; mesoscopic, low-dimensional, and quantum Hall systems; quantum devices (solid state qubits); strongly correlated systems; topological order and entanglement. The starting date is intended to be fall 2016, but can be flexible.

The Niels Bohr International Academy is a center for fundamental research including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, quantum information, and bio-physics. The NBIA has an extensive program of visiting scholars throughout the year and sponsors conferences and workshops in a broad range of topics. The Academy maintains strong links with the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev), Microsoft Research, the quantum optics group (QUANTOP).

NBIA Fellows receive a competitive salary (including pension) and funds for travel and computing. Generous parental leave, state-subsidized childcare, vacation, and full medical care are provided to employees in Denmark. A favourable tax scheme is generally granted to international researchers.

Information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Mark Rudner,

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates is the excellence of their research.

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 405,501 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,341). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include
-Curriculum vita
-Research plan – description of current and future research plans
-Complete publication list
-Full contact information (name, address, telephone & email) of three professional referees who may be contacted for letters of reference

The deadline for applications is 16 November 2015.

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