Research Assistant/ Aerospace Quantum light source

Singapore (SG)
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Assistant/ Aerospace Quantum light source

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is looking for a talented and motivated electronics/optoelectronics engineer to join our team developing quantum light source payloads for aerospace and ground-based QKD projects.

The successful candidate will work on the electronics and software of quantum light source payloads and their interfaces to satellite (and other) platforms, they will further assist with electrical aspects of the group’s projects. Specifically, they will need to:

  • Develop and implement readout electronics for single photon detectors,
  • Design PCBs and program microcontrollers to operate photonics experiments for aerospace applications,
  • Assist with electronics and software related issues that arise in the experimental research activities of the group.

 They may also

  • Assist with design of electrical and software interfaces between the satellite and quantum payload.
  • Assist with FPGA developments including high speed
  • Assist with the testing, operation and maintenance of our UHF ground station for satellite tracking, telemetry and commanding.
  • Develop high pulse rate drivers for laser diodes.
  • Develop electronics for the readout of superconducting nanowire detectors

The candidate will need to be comfortable in a small-team academic environment, flexible to changing priorities and requirements, and they will need to develop a good understanding and appreciation of the science payload and its working so as to best fulfil their duties.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of experience PCB design and layout desirable
  • Experience with high speed PCB design and routing strongly preferred

A proven track-record in some relevant areas is preferred, e.g. quantum key distribution, quantum physics, detector physics, aerospace instrumentation, optoelectronics, encryption systems, UHF radio systems.

For an overview article on satellite QKD see: