Three PhD positions in Quantum Photonics at Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, Hy-Q, Niels Bohr Institute

Description of the Scientific Environment 

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have three job openings as PhD fellows within experimental quantum photonics. Employment date is August 1 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

All three positions are embedded in the Quantum Photonics Group within the newly established Center of Excellence “Hybrid Quantum Networks Hy-Q.” We carry out fundamental and applied research on solid-state quantum-information processing with solid-state quantum emitters embedded in photonic nanostructures. The quest of the current research programme is to scale the basic quantum functionalities to obtain large and complex quantum networks.

PH.D. POSITION 1 

Project description:

This project is part of an EU-wide effort to develop new topological platforms for quantum information transfer. Within this effort, we will work to integrate single quantum dots into topological waveguides and explore the ensuing nonlinear and non-reciprocal quantum light-matter interactions and topologically protected transport of single photons.

PH.D. POSITION 2 

Project description:

The project concerns the experimental demonstration of multi-photon entanglement generation by the use of a single quantum dot in a nanophotonic waveguide.

PH.D. POSITION 3 

Project description:

The project concerns fabrication and optical characterization of advanced quantum nanophotonic devices for high-efficiency photon switching and spin controlled qubits.

Job description 

The PhD positions are for a 3-year period and the 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 have an MSc degree in physics or engineering 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 positions are 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 322,642 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 55,172). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. Applicants are most welcome to apply for all three positions however please indicate clearly in the application/cover letter for which position(s) the application is aiming for.

Please include

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the 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),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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 1 April 2019, GMT +2. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions 

For further information regarding position 1 please contact Asst. Prof. Nir Rotenberg, Niels Bohr Institute, nir.rotenberg@nbi.ku.dk, phone: +45 35335807 or Prof. Peter Lodahl at lodahl@nbi.ku.dk, phone: +45 35325303. For further information regarding position 2 and 3 please contact Prof. Peter Lodahl at lodahl@nbi.ku.dk phone: +45 35325303

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

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Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019