International PhD Fellowships in Experimental Aspects of Non-abelian Condensed Matter Physics

  • Phd
  • min. DKK 330k (approx. €44,000)
  • 31 January 2021

We seek outstanding candidates for two PhD positions to work on condensed matter experiments at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

The project is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant and focuses on experiments to test the non-local and non-abelian nature of Majorana bound states in hybrid super/semiconductors.

Further information can be found here for the Center for Quantum Devices:

Applicants should hold a master’s degree or a US undergraduate degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience, ideally including published research.

The project involves nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and scientific writing in English.

The position is open from 1 April 2021 or by arrangement.

Inquiries about the positions can be made to Associate Professor Ferdinand Kuemmeth ( and Professor Charles Marcus (

Job description
The key tasks of this 3-year PhD position are:

  • Manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Perform tasks for the department
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
Københavns Universitet
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Københavns Universitet

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Applicants should hold a MSc degree in Physics or Applied Physics with good results and good English skills.

Assessment of your qualifications will emphasize previous research, work experience and publications (if any).

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The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 330k (approx. €44,000) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,000 (approx. €7.100)). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


Please send an application, in English, that describes your background and research interests. The application must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW within the link.

Enclose your CV with a publication list, a short description of your work relevant to the research field (e.g. Master’s thesis). If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research (do not send reference letters).

We do accept applications for students that have not yet finished their studies, as long as they are close to finishing. The start date is flexible.

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