Assistant Professor in theoretical condensed matter physics

We seek an outstanding candidate for a 3 year position as assistant professor at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

The successful candidate is expected to establish collaborations with the experimental and theoretical activities in the center. The current research areas are topological quantum systems, spin qubits, quantum transport, and material science of hybrid superconductor-semiconductor systems.

At the center, a new activity funded by an ERC Synergy grant is devoted to developing the physics and phenomenology of nonabelian systems, in particular systems with Majorana bound states, and candidates with theoretical expertise in this area are preferred. 

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within condensed matter physics. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Center for Quantum Devices is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Karsten Flensberg

The position is open from September 2020 or upon agreement.

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 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). 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
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

Application deadline: 1 May, 2020, 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


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Ansøgningsfrist: 01-05-2020
Ansættelsesdato: 01-09-2020
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Niels Bohr Institute

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