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PhD fellowship in Experimental Quantum Optics – University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022

Denmark, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The Niels Bohr Institute invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Experimental Quantum Optics, at center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022


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General Info

Position: PhD fellowship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of SCIENCE
The Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen , Denmark

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Qualification Details

We are looking for candidates within the field of quantum physics or related areas. Applicants can have any  background within quantum physics but it is a particular advantage to have experience in quantum optics, quantum information and/or optomechanics.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

About the Project

The project will be part of the center for Hybrid Quantum Networks, which aims at merging single photons sources with mechanical oscillators for long term quantum memories in quantum networks. The present project will be within experimental quantum optics with the aim of using our advanced single-photon source for proof-of-concept quantum communication experiments. The overall goal is to perform quantum key distribution experiments towards realizing fully device-independent solutions.

About the Department

The  PhD project will be part of the Quantum Photonics Group, which is headed by Professor Peter Lodahl and currently consists of nine Post Docs and eight Ph.D. students. The group is part the Center for Hybrid Quantum Network and the Quantum Optics section, which consists of more than 50 researchers. The center and the section provides a very strong research environment with leading international research groups within quantum optics.

The group is a part of The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 14

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Contact details

Principal supervisor is Professor Peter Lodahl, The Niels Bohr Institute, e-mail:, phone: +45 20565303

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