PhD fellowship in Experimental Quantum Optics

Copenhagen University


February 6, 2022


The Niels Bohr Institute Faculty of SCIENCE University of Copenhagen

The Niels Bohr Institute invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Experimental Quantum Optics.

Start date is (expected to be) August 1st 2022.

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.

Who are we looking for?

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.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

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.

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

The PhD programme

A three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master's degree.

Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the regular programme To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master's degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. physics. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

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.

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • 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
  • We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in quantum physics
  • Good language skills
  • Application and Assessment Procedure

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

    Please include :

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • 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.
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Reference letters (if available)
  • Application deadline:

    The deadline for applications is 28 (day) February (months) 2022 (year), 23:59 GMT +1.

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

    The further process After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

    The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https: //

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

    Questions For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

    General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School's website: https: // www.

    The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

    Similar Jobs

    Copenhagen University

    Denmark Jan 15, 2022

    Add to favorites

    PhD position in Quantum Optomechanics at the Niels Bohr Institute

    We seek outstanding candidates for a PhD position to work on quantum optomechanics experiments at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of cutting-edge experiments using quantum optical, superconducting microwave, and this research range from gravitational wave...

    Copenhagen University

    Denmark Jan 13, 2022

    Add to favorites

    PhD fellowship in theoretical condensed matter physics at the Niels Bohr Institute

    matter theory at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev) at the Niels Bohr Institute. research at the center is focused on quantum science aspects of solid states...

    Copenhagen University

    Denmark Jan 6, 2022

    Add to favorites

    Postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical condensed matter physics

    condensed matter theory at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr solid state hybrid systems, such as superconductor-semiconductor Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Karsten Flensberg the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev)...

    Senior Scientist / Researcher (all genders) – Tenure Track in Quantum many-body theory: Applications to intense fields and quantum engineering Ref. No.: 22.02-4206

    Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion fundamental research at the borderline of strong-field physics, relativistic In the Theoretical Atomic Physics group of the institute, we are seeking to Senior...

    Copenhagen University

    Denmark Jan 7, 2022

    Add to favorites

    PhD position on stochastic thermodynamics of biological processes

    The Niels Bohr International Academy invites applicants for a PhD fellowship to theoretically study the stochastic thermodynamics of biological circuits. our research group is on how thermodynamics puts constraints on biological The group is a...

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    United States Jan 8, 2022

    Add to favorites

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Quantum Information Science (multiple positions)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Quantum Information Science QUantum Engineering Science and technology (QUEST) group at UMass Lowell invites applications for postdoctoral scholar position in theory and appointment is two years, contingent on satisfactory research...

    Technische Universität München

    Germany Dec 24, 2021

    Add to favorites

    5 PhD Positions in Integrated Semiconductor Quantum Nanomaterials

    5 PhD Positions in Integrated Semiconductor Quantum Nanomaterials The Semiconductor Quantum Nanomaterials (SQNM) Group at the Walter Schottky Institut & Physics Department offers 5 PhD Student positions in 2022. The Semiconductor Quantum Nanomaterials (SQNM) Group...

    Add to favorites

    Master Thesis And Phd Position In Experimental Quantum Photonics With 2D Materials

    Research Field: Physics › Optics Physics › Quantum mechanics Integrated quantum photonics based on single photon emitters in 2D (ANR), with a possibility of doing a Master thesis of 4 to 6 months (artificial atoms)...

    Germany Universities

    Germany Jan 7, 2022

    Add to favorites

    PhD project 'Relativistic Quantum Dynamics of Ions & Beams'Universität Jena & Helmholtz-Institut Jena • Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut • Jena

    1-2 Year Research Stay Research stay at German university while doing a PhD in your home country Field of Research Atomic Theory Group of the Helmholtz-Institute Jena has a good experience in tomography of atomic...