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X-ray Materials Characterization Specialist

Copenhagen University - Niels Bohr Institute

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The Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen Denmark is looking for a specialist in material characterization using X-ray techniques and analysis for our versatile characterization team.

We need X-ray characterization of the various material platforms we are developing for quantum hardware, including III/V and Si/Ge heterostructures and metals on insulators.

You will be in charge of developing, running and automizing characterization protocols for our novel materials, with the aim of standardizing methods for reliable and precise extraction of relevant metrics. This will be done in close collaboration with the growth, fabrication, and theory & simulation teams as well as various international partners from industry and academia.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme (NQCP) is establishing a talented and diverse international team to create a cutting-edge quantum programme in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark.

At the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, where the formulation of Quantum Mechanics was born 100 years ago, we aim to establish an international quantum computing programme, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, that will drive research and innovations at multiple levels - from developing scalable quantum processor technologies to solutions for the quantum-classical control and readout interface, and all the way to quantum algorithms and applications. 

 The long-term mission of the programme is to develop fault-tolerant quantum computing hardware and quantum algorithms that solve life-science-relevant chemical and biological problems.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have some of the following qualifications:   

  • PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry or related
  • Experience with techniques such as XRD and XPS.
  • Experience with optical microscopy will be a plus.
  • Deep understanding of the properties of materials and their underlying structures
  • Experience with systems engineering concepts, scripting for automation and data logging.
  • Good communication skills and ability to coordinate the work in a complex research program

Why Us?

Joining NQCP now, you will be involved from the very beginning and contribute to the fulfilment of the mission of NQCP. We want to make Denmark a world leader in quantum research, and we hope to attract people from all over the world.

Life in Denmark is supported with strong social services (free universal healthcare, free/subsidised language courses, paid parental leave, subsidised day care institutions and excellent public schools). Our work culture is very egalitarian and prioritises work life balance. Dual career families are the norm, and workplaces offer flexibility to support everyone in having both an exciting career and good family time. Danish cities are known for having excellent infrastructure, for example through widespread bike path networks. We can also offer a thriving food-scene, excellent museums, and beautiful natural scenery.

Terms of salary and employment

The employment and salary are made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Employment will be as special consultant or academic officer. The salary is based on seniority. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The working time is 37 hours per week on average and the working hours are flexible.
The positions run until 31 December 2029.

Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance.

Further information

For further information please contact Asbjørn Drachmann (asbjorn.drachmann@nbi.ku.dk) or Jim Webb (james.webb@nbi.ku.dk)                            

How to apply

If you find the above job interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment no later than 31 January 2024.

Please include:

  • Curriculum vitae, including a short cover letter.
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Publication list (if relevant)

Copenhagen University - Niels Bohr Institute

Blegdamsvej 17
2100 Copenhagen, Dänemark

X-ray Materials Characterization Specialist
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen Denmark is looking for a specialist in material characterization using X-ray techniques and analysis for our versatile characterization team. We need X-ray characterization of the various material platforms we are developing for quantum hardware, including III/V and Si/Ge heterostructures and metals on insulators. You will be in charge of developing, running and automizing characterization protocols for our novel materials, with the aim of standardizing methods for reliable and precise extraction of relevant metrics. This will be done in close collaboration with the growth, fabrication, and theory & simulation teams as well as various international partners from industry and academia. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Quantum Computing Programme (NQCP) is establishing a talented and diverse international team to create a cutting-edge quantum programme in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. At the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, where the formulation of Quantum Mechanics was born 100 years ago, we aim to establish an international quantum computing programme, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, that will drive research and innovations at multiple levels - from developing scalable quantum processor technologies to solutions for the quantum-classical control and readout interface, and all the way to quantum algorithms and applications.   The long-term mission of the programme is to develop fault-tolerant quantum computing hardware and quantum algorithms that solve life-science-relevant chemical and biological problems. Qualifications The successful candidate will have some of the following qualifications:    PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry or related Experience with techniques such as XRD and XPS. Experience with optical microscopy will be a plus. Deep understanding of the properties of materials and their underlying structures Experience with systems engineering concepts, scripting for automation and data logging. Good communication skills and ability to coordinate the work in a complex research program Why Us? Joining NQCP now, you will be involved from the very beginning and contribute to the fulfilment of the mission of NQCP. We want to make Denmark a world leader in quantum research, and we hope to attract people from all over the world. Life in Denmark is supported with strong social services (free universal healthcare, free/subsidised language courses, paid parental leave, subsidised day care institutions and excellent public schools). Our work culture is very egalitarian and prioritises work life balance. Dual career families are the norm, and workplaces offer flexibility to support everyone in having both an exciting career and good family time. Danish cities are known for having excellent infrastructure, for example through widespread bike path networks. We can also offer a thriving food-scene, excellent museums, and beautiful natural scenery. Terms of salary and employment The employment and salary are made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Employment will be as special consultant or academic officer. The salary is based on seniority. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The working time is 37 hours per week on average and the working hours are flexible.The positions run until 31 December 2029. Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance. Further information For further information please contact Asbjørn Drachmann (asbjorn.drachmann@nbi.ku.dk) or Jim Webb (james.webb@nbi.ku.dk)                            
2024-01-02
Quantum technologies
Copenhagen University - Niels Bohr Institute
https://nqcp.ku.dk/
Blegdamsvej 17
Copenhagen
2100
DK
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