Postdoc positions in Quantum Technology and Theory

Postdoc positions in Quantum Technology and Theory

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

DTU Physics has available a number of Postdoc positions in the fields of

  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum optomechanics

The positions and the projects will be part of the Center of Excellence, “Center for Macroscopic Quantum States – bigQ” supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. More information about the available postdoc projects can be found here: Open PhD and postdoc positions.

Who are we?
We are a research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) studying quantum information processing, quantum communication and quantum sensing based on quantum optics, quantum optomechanics and diamond physics. Our vision is to generate macroscopic states of light, mechanics and spins to test quantum physics in new regimes and to interrogate disruptive new applications of sensing and information processing. Our main focus is basic research but we also strongly encourage and support innovation and industry partnerships.

Our group comprises around 45 people including Faculty members, PhD students, postdocs, engineers and an administrator.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for exceptional physicists, scientists and engineers with extraordinary talents and outstanding drives. We are in particular looking for people with academic excellence and/or with demonstrated outstanding scientific achievements. We also expect that you have an exceptional ability of developing new ideas and of building things that work. What matters the most is your internal drive to make significant and groundbreaking progress.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will carry out an ambitious research project in a team effort within the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States. You will supervise students during the project and build things that work.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

What do we expect?

  • You are excited about large challenges, and you very much enjoy solving them.
  • You have an extraordinary drive towards achieving groundbreaking results.
  • You enjoy working in a team with an open minded spirit. You are excited to teach and learn from other group members.
  • You love to discuss physics and to participate in thoughtful conversations.
  • You make things work and deliver!

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

The work will take place at the DTU campus in Lyngby.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ulrik Andersen (Center Leader),, tel.: +45 4525 3306.

You can read more about DTU Physics at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 6 May 2019 (local time).

Apply online at

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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