Department of Physics, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in condensed matter theory commencing 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment
The PhD project will be funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Challenge Program and carried out within the new collaboration ‘Solid-state quantum simulators for biochemistry’ (SolidQ), between the Center for Quantum Devices (QDev), Center for Hybrid Quantum Networks (Hy-Q) and the Department of Chemistry, to develop quantum simulators. The project will be embedded in the condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Significant collaboration is expected to take place with other collaborators in the center, including Profs. Anders Søndberg Sørensen, Gemma Solomon, Jens Paaske, Mark Rudner, as well as other theorists at the Niels Bohr Institute and experimentalists at QDev and Denmark’s Technical University. For further information on the condensed matter theory group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, please see http://cmt.nbi.ku.dk.
This project deals with theoretical modelling of interacting electrons in finite grids and networks. This is relevant for networks of quantum dots, and such systems will be realized and measured at Qdev. Overarching questions include whether the systems exhibit coherent electronic behavior, and whether emergent magnetic and/or superconducting correlations materialize in such systems. This project aims to develop a theoretical understanding of small networks of coupled quantum dots. In order to benchmark these devices as artificial Hubbard grids, part of the project aims at designing a set of basic experimental tests allowing us to determine (e.g. from transport measurements) whether emergent many-body correlations are present. These studies will be pursued in parallel with similar studies of timely bulk quantum materials, exhibiting unusual magnetic and superconducting properties.
Principal supervisor isAssociateProf. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Direct phone: +45 50468651.
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
- To manage and carry through your research project
- Attend PhD courses
- Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
- Teach and disseminate your research
- To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
- Work for the department
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in physics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
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 at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
- Cover Letter
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
- Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
- 1-3 reference letters (if any)
Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 22 June 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. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [AssociateProf. Brian M. Andersen, Niels Bohr Institute, E-mail: email@example.com, Direct phone: +4550468651.].
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.