(211-0141/19-2E) Fixed term Associate Professor in Experimental Quantum Transport in Hybrid Nano Devices

Fixed term Associate Professor of Experimental Quantum Transport in Hybrid Nano Devices
Niels Bohr Institute, Center for Quantum Devices
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

Applications are invited for a three-year position as associate professor in condensed matter physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Center for Quantum Devices. The experimental researcher position is within the rising field of topological superconductivity. The research is mainly aimed at investigating hybrid superconducting devices based on coupled nanowires or other systems suitable for realizing the topological Kondo effect. An observation of this effect would demonstrate the non-locality of Majorana modes and therefore constitute an essential milestone within this field. The research activities involve among other developing research plan, device design, cryogenic transport measurements, analysis of data, as well as strong interactions with theory and supervision of students at all levels. Furthermore, the position may include teaching, supervision and research obligations in connection with the Nanoscience program at the Sino-Danish Center in Beijing.

The effort is mainly supported by the “Architectures for non-Abelian Anyons” Villum Young Investigator program headed by Assist. Prof. Michele Burrello.

The applicant should fulfil the following criteria: expertise in running and managing low temperature electron transport experiments, substantial research experience in electrical quantum transport in nanostructures, for example concerning hybrid quantum dot devices or semiconductor nanowires, skills in designing and developing complex nano­devices and electronic setups. Furthermore, experience and work within theoretical modelling of quantum transport is an advantage. Applicants who are established in the field, e.g. with an international network and collaborations and/or recognized reviews on relevant topics will have a preference.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required. The applicant should have a documented record of being supervisor of students at all levels.

Duties include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out­reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Further information on the Department and Center is found here: https://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/ and https://qdev.nbi.ku.dk.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Assist. Prof Michele Burrello michele.burrello@nbi.ku.dk.

The position is open from 1 December 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.

Commencing salary is currently– up to DKK 473.749 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 81.011)

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

- Curriculum vitae including information about external funding

- Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)

- Research plan – description of current and future research plans

- Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines

- Complete publication list

- Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 17 September 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 19 November 2019.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0141/19-2E.



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Ansøgningsfrist: 17-09-2019
Ansættelsesdato: 01-12-2019
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Niels Bohr Institute

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