Senior Research Fellow, Specialize in FPGA Design Engineering

Monday, 8 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 6 February 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a research centre of excellence at the National University of Singapore doing cutting-edge theoretical and experimental science.  CQT is located on the campus of the National University of Singapore and offers a friendly, international work environment. Learn more about CQT at

At CQT we are developing next generation hardware for Quantum Processors.

Our team is composed of researchers with various backgrounds in science and we work at the spearhead towards developing technologies enhancing current quantum processors.

Job Description

The precise and fast control of a Quantum Processor is of highest priority in any scalable approach for quantum computing. FPGA’s play a vital role to tackle this challenge. Employing state of the art FPGA’s designed for microwave applications, we are able to generate versatile microwave pulse sequences as well as capture microwave signals to directly process them on the FPGA and optimize the pulse sequence for the qubit control.

We are looking for a Senior Research Fellow (specialize in FPGA design engineering), you will work closely with quantum processor hardware team as well as with the quantum software team. Your goal will be to design/verify and deliver robust solutions tailored to the problem set. Your skill set should reach from system level design to implementing and characterization of the individual components. You should be familiar with latency critical designs.



  • Developing FPGA control solutions to for advanced quantum processors
  • System and block level design and verification using VHDL or Verilog
  • Ensuring designs meet timing, utilisation and power requirements
  • Low-level driver development ideally using Python.
  • Documenting design ideas, specifications and test results.



  • Minimum Qualification : PhD’s degree in engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years of commercial FPGA design and development experience.
  • Proven track record of system and block level design and verification using HDLs, (Verilog).
  • Proficiency with FPGA tools, (Vivado), i.e. using IP blocks, defining constraints, and analysing outputs.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of digital signal processing for FPGA.

Remuneration will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Duration of Contract: up to 1 year (subject to funding availability and performance appraisal)

Interested applicants are invited to send a covering letter specifying their research interests and experience, their latest Curriculum Vitae (including complete list of publications/ presentations) and contacts of three references to

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Centre for Quantum Technologies
Department : Rainer Dumke Group
Employee Referral Eligible: No