14 November 2019



(Paid opportunity)


PhD fellowship in the field of “Superradiant optical atomic clocks” at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen

Marie Curie Training Networks offer a unique opportunity to get cutting-edge training in a multidisciplinary environment with a focus on academic and personal development of the PhD fellows.

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The European Innovative Training Network MoSaiQC is training 15 PhD candidates (also called Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in this context) to become experts on optical atomic clocks. The ESRs will work on cutting edge projects developing new types of clocks or clocks with high integration and thereby acquire a wide range of skills from the foundations of ultracold atom quantum measurement devices (quantum mechanics, atomic physics, quantum optics), over engineering (laser systems, vacuum, electronics, software) to applications (search for changes in fundamental constants, gravitational wave detection, geology, network synchronization, navigation,…).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Physics
  • Photonics
  • Electronics

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

Three years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organization (Denmark) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention.
  • The researcher must be Early Stage Researcher (ESR): at time of recruitment he/she must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research careers and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • As a PhD fellow in the MoSaiQC network, you need to have good social skills, be innovative and goal-oriented and be willing to conduct the planned secondments.
  • Applicants should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in the field of physics, photonics, electronics or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must have an excellent background in atomic physics or optics-related experiments.
  • Applicants must have an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English to a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
  • Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27.135 DKK /approx. 3.633 EUR (April 2019-level) plus pension.

How to Apply

 First step: Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below.

The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project)
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  4. Publication list (if relevant).

Second step: Interviews for the position will be held in the second half of December via Skype, Zoom, or equivalent.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Alaa Mohamed/ Egypt

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