Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nonlocal Aspects of Topological Superconductivity

University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nonlocal Aspects of Topological Superconductivity at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Center for Quantum Devices is seeking one or more postdoctoral fellows to investigate nonlocal aspects of topological superconductors under the ERC Synergy Grant “NONLOCAL" from 1 December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Research projects range from charge detection of Majorana modes, realization and manipulation of Majorana states in artificial Kitaev chains, phase-controlled topological states, and anyons in fractional quantum Hall effect. Candidates should have a PhD in condensed matter experimental physics, mesoscopic electron transport, or experimental solid-state quantum information science.

The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups spread across condensed matter and superconducting qubit experiments with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Nonlocal Aspects of Topological Superconductivity as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

The position is a fixed-term employment for 2 years with possible for extension upon mutual agreement.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information about QDev can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Charles Marcus (

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 Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Please send an application that describes your background and research interests. 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
  • If possible, please list up to three scientists that you have worked with closely in your past research. (We will contact you for your consent if we wish to contact these.)

Scientific writing and communication will be in English.

The deadline for applications is 2 October 2022, 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
As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Copenhagen invites applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, religion, or ethnic origin. You can read more 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: 02-10-2022
Employment start: 01-12-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Niels Bohr Institutet