PhD Scholarships in Quantum Technology and Theory

DTU Physics
Thursday 25 Jan 18

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DTU Physics has available a large number of PhD stipends in the fields of 

  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum bio-magnetometry
  • Quantum optomechanics

The positions and the projects will be part of a newly granted Center of Excellence, "Center for Macroscopic Quantum States" supported by the Danish National Research Foundation and a newly granted project “Interfacing quantum technology with neurophysiology” supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. More information about the available PhD projects can be found here:   

Who are we?
We are a research group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) studying quantum information processing, quantum communication and quantum sensing based on quantum optics, quantum optomechanics and diamond physics. Our vision is to generate macroscopic states of light, mechanics and spins to test quantum physics in new regimes and to develop disruptive new applications within sensing and information processing. Our main focus is basic research but we also strongly encourage and support innovation and industry partnerships.

Our group comprises around 30 people that include Faculty members, PhD students, postdocs, engineers and an administrator.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for exceptional physicists, engineers and bio-physicists with extraordinary talents and outstanding drives. We are in particular looking for people with academic excellence. We also expect that you have an exceptional ability of developing new ideas and of building things that work. What matters the most is your curiosity and internal drive to make significant and groundbreaking progress.

What do we expect? 

  • You are excited about big challenges, and you very much enjoy solving them.
  • You have an extraordinary drive towards achieving groundbreaking results.
  • You enjoy working in a team with an open minded spirit. You are excited to teach and learn from other group members.
  • You love to discuss physics and to participate in thoughtful conversations.
  • You make things work and deliver!

Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.    

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.   

The work will take place at the DTU campus in Lyngby.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Ulrik Andersen (Center Leader),

You can read more about us on   

Please submit your online application no later than 4 March 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for” please indicate which project you are applying for (title from the list of “fields” at the beginning of the job advertisement).

The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.