Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Quantum Technologies

22 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The group of Wenhui Li at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), Singapore, is looking for a Visiting Senior Research Fellow to work on the experimental project “Dynamics of Dipole-Dipole Energy Transport of Rydberg Excitations”.

Description of the project

This experimental project is to study the dynamics of dipole-dipole energy transfer of Rydberg excitations by an interaction enhanced absorption imaging technique based on electromagnetically induced transparency involving Rydberg states (Rydberg EIT). These investigations aim to address many open questions in regard to the nature and the dynamics of coherent dipole-dipole energy transport processes, which is relevant to understand open and complex chemical and biological processes and strongly correlated quantum materials.

Responsibilities and prospects

A successful candidate is expected to lead the efforts in conducting the above experimental project on an existing apparatus. The capabilities of the apparatus include, among others, producing Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) and making multiple Rydberg excitations/EIT (also with the presence of microwaves). The candidate is expected to work with other junior colleagues on experiments. This project will benefit from established expertise of the group in experimental cold Rydberg physics, from closely working with our theoretical collaborators, and from strong research and technical environment at CQT. The research experience on this project should benefit the candidate’s career in academia.


Potential candidates are required to hold a PhD degree in experimental AMO physics and have already worked as a postdoctoral Research follow for several years in the field of cold atoms/molecules, light-matter interaction, and cold Rydberg gases experiments. Candidates’ expertise in the above fields should be proven with record of peer-reviewed publications and/or with strong recommendation of senior researchers working in these fields. Moreover, candidates are required to have good communication skills in both spoken and written English.

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 a full CV; list of publications; a brief statement of research experience and interests (one page); names, academic positions, and electronic contacts of at least two referees; other documents  to

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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