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Senior Researcher in Quantum Nanophotonics

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Fotonik

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 9th December 2021

DTU Fotonik has an opening for a Senior Researcher within the area of nanophotonics, with special emphasis on integrated photonics for applications in quantum technology. 

As Senior Researcher, your task is to strengthen our activities within theory, design, and experimental characterization of advanced integrated photonic structures and devices for future quantum networks, sensors, simulators, and computers. 

We expect you to: 

  • Identify and pursue promising research directions within, but not limited to, integrated photonics for quantum technology
  • Contribute to the design, simulation and experimental characterization of specific devices that exploit fundamental advantages of photons
  • Engage in collaboration with colleagues at Fotonik within the area of photonic quantum technology
  • Disseminate the results of your work in high-quality journals and at international conferences.
  • Interact with and supervise PhD, masters, and bachelor students, including formulation of new projects.
  • Participate in teaching activities.
  • Contribute to the attraction of funding 

You must contribute to teaching at the Department. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses. 

As formal qualification: You hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in engineering or physics, and you have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as researcher or postdoc. To be appointed as a senior researcher, you must have completed a didactic/pedagogic education. If you do not have the necessary education, then it is possible to complete this requirement within a period of two years of appointment 

As an ideal candidate you should 

  • Have solid background within the area of theoretical and experimental nanophotonics and quantum photonics.
  • Have experience in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Have excellent communication skills in English, written and oral.
  • Have a flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated way of working. 

You should also take personal responsibility for your work and have a good track record of publications in well-esteemed journals. As the rest of the team, you should have an ambitious mind-set that make you strive to achieve world-class results. 

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills 

Application procedure

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Application deadline: 9 December 2021 

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centres in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nanophotonics and quantum photonics. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world. 

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