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Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in quantum nanoelectronics commencing 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description
The Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, announces the opening of a PhD position to develop electronic devices operating in the quantum regime. The project involves nanoscale device fabrication, electrical transport measurements at cryogenic temperatures and advanced data acquisition/analysis. The devices will be based on nanostructured materials synthesized in-house and the candidate will collaborate directly with researchers developing materials such as semiconductor nanowires or carbon-based materials. The work may for example involve design optimization to improve the performance of devices or address phenomena in superconductor-semiconductor hybrids. The goal is the realization of electronic devices that are based on new advanced materials and exploit quantum phenomena.

Principal supervisor is Professor Jesper Nygård, Associate Professor Kasper Grove-Rasmussen,


Job description
The successful applicant will be enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen. The PhD programme, in addition to the project work, comprises participation in courses or international PhD schools and some activity as teaching assistant.

Your key tasks as a PhD student at Science are:


  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Take PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Participate in congresses
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Teach and disseminate your research

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
The candidate should have experience in an experimental physics laboratory and a bachelor, master, or undergraduate degree in physics or nano-science. Previous experience in nanofabrication, materials science and/or cryogenic electrical measurement techniques is advantageous. Additional criteria may include: grades, publications, and proficiency in English.

Formal requirements
The position is for three, four or five years depending on the applicant's status and expected to lead to a Ph.D. degree at the University of Copenhagen.


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 305,291 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 42,171). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


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


Please include

  • Cover Letter, stating which PhD project 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)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
  • Documentation of English language qualifications, cf. general rules and guidelines, p. 5


The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no. 1039 of 27 August 2013 PhD Order.

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 about the recruitment process at:

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2015.


For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the supervisors.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at PhD Regulations