Postdoc of Theoretical Quantum Optics (Copenhagen)

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Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q), Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
23 June, 2019


Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 17
Copenhagen DK-2100
Phone: +45 24661377

The position will be part of the theoretical quantum optics group The main focus of the research of the group is on the implementation of quantum information processing in a variety of physical systems. Currently most of the research is focussed on quantum communication and light matter interactions. The group is part of the newly established Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) , which aims at exploiting photons to merge disparate quantum systems. The group is also part of the Quantum Internet Alliance (QIA) , a European effort to build a global quantum internet.

The position should support the activities within the quantum internet alliance. The research will include the development of theories for near-term experiments which can be done by the participating experimental groups as well as the physical modelling of those experiments.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Anders Søndberg Sørensen, Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) and The Niels Bohr Institute, email: anders [dot] sorensen [at] nbi [dot] dk, phone: (+45) 24661377.

The position is for two years and is open from October 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

- Curriculum vita

- 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

- Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

*The deadline for applications is 23rd of June, 2019, 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