Post Doc in Quantum Optics

University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute


Postdoc in Quantum Optics, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

Postdoc in Quantum Optics, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

The position is two-year position at the QUANTOP, quantum optics center, at the group working on quantum interface between mechanical oscillators, collective atomic spins and light. The ideal applicant should have experience in quantum optomechanics, atomic physics and quantum optics.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within experimental quantum physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties. Please note that it is a part time position (12 hours per week).

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Eugene S. Polzik,

The position is open from 1 July 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.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 141.871 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 24.259). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 28 April 2021, 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


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 28-04-2021
Employment start: 01-07-2021
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet

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