PhD Position in Physics, Quantum Information Science – Physicists and Engineers Job

    PhD Position in Physics, Quantum Information Science - Physicists and Engineers Job

    PhD Position in the field of experimental and theoretical quantum information science is available  DTU Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. (Physicists and Engineers Job)

    Deadline to Apply

    May 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Physics
    – Quantum Mechanics
    Scholarship “According to standard norms”
    WorkplaceQuantum Physics and Information Technology (QPIT)
    Center for Macroscopic Quantum States (bigQ)
    DTU Physics 
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot Specified


    • Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.
    • We are looking for exceptional physicists and engineers with extraordinary talents and outstanding drives. We are in particular looking for people with academic excellence and/or with demonstrated scientific achievements. We also expect that you have an exceptional ability to conceive new ideas and construct well-working experimental setups. What matters the most is your internal drive to make significant and groundbreaking progress.
    • We expect the successful candidate to have a solid background in quantum mechanics, some experience with experimental quantum optics if you apply for the experimental project and proficiency in theoretical quantum information if you apply for the theory project.


    • You are excited about large 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!


    • The purpose of the center is to explore quantum physics in new macroscopic regimes, deepening our understanding of quantum physics, and speeding up the development of emerging quantum technologies. Our main focus is basic research, but we strongly encourage and support innovation and industry partnerships
    • An opportunity to explore completely new regimes of physics and information, both theoretically and experimentally.
    • An outstanding research group doing research at the absolute forefront of quantum science.
    • A friendly and professional research environment with solid support from supervisors, colleagues, and technical and administrative staff.
    • An opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory and with smart scientists.  
    • Competitive university salaries and tax deduction benefits (for foreign researchers).
    • Support to travel to workshops, conferences and schools.
    • Strong support in career planning for PhD students.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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)

    About the project

    Short project descriptions

    PhD project in quantum non-linearities based on color centers in diamond
    Giant non-linear transformations are realizable by interfacing a two-level system with an optical field inside a micro-cavity. In this project, we will use color centers in diamond placed inside a high quality fiber cavity to enable a deterministic non-Gaussian transformation of a propagating light field. 

    PhD projects in continuous variable quantum information processing
    In these projects, we will generate macroscopic CV quantum states of light (squeezed, entangled and novel non-Gaussian states) and use these states for the realization of CV quantum communication and quantum computation protocols. We will use similar schemes for the realization of extreme quantum sensing and for foundational tests of quantum mechanics.

    PhD projects in continuous variable quantum opto-mechanics  
    We plan to prepare acoustic modes of pristine crystals in the quantum regime using the unique toolbox of CV quantum information science. Using CV quantum states, low-loss CV detection schemes and CV protocols, we aim at generating and characterizing non-classical states of acoustic modes at low temperatures.

    PhD project in CV theoretical quantum information processing
    In this project we will develop new quantum error correcting codes (including distillation and purification codes) for CV quantum communication and CV quantum computation. Existing codes are very challenging to implement experimentally, and thus the sole aim is to develop codes that are more practical. We also aim at developing new and practical CV quantum communication protocols and CV computer algorithms

    About the bigQ and QPIT

    bigQ – Center for Macroscopic Quantum States is a Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence. Initiated in January 2018, the objectives of bigQ are to generate, control and detect macroscopic quantum states of optical and mechanical systems. In particular, we aim to hybridize three exciting and promising technological platforms, namely continuous variable non-classical light, mechanical oscillators and color centers in diamond.

    Section on Quantum Physics and Information Technology (QPIT) is at the Department of Physics, at the Technical University of Denmark. The research is focused on the engineering of quantum systems of light and matter for applications in ultra-sensitive measurements and quantum information processing. The work is at the interface between quantum optics, nano- and micro-fabrication, nano-photonics, solid state engineering and cryogenic technology. The section also strongly benefits from fruitful interaction with a number of national and international research groups.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


    Professor Ulrik Andersen (Center Leader)

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