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Two research assistant positions in theoretical quantum nonlinear optics

Aarhus Universitet


The Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, invites applications for two 7-months research assistant positions offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new research project on theoretical quantum nonlinear optics.

The position is available from February 20, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Your profile

  • Applicants should hold a Masters degree in physics.
  • The candidate must have documented experience in theoretical AMO physics.
  • The successful candidate has a strong research background in the theoretical description of nonlinear optical processes at the few-photon level. Relevant systems include optical media involving Rydberg atoms or Rydberg excitons.
  • Language skills: English.

The department
The work place of this project will be at Aarhus University, and the work will be carried out under supervision of Thomas Pohl. More information about the current research activities is available at

The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact information
Further information about the position may be obtained from Prof. Thomas Pohl, +4587155587,

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. (

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here (

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities ( (

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Application Deadline:
20 February 2019

Expected date of accession:


Praktisk information
Forskning og udvikling,