Research Assistant ( Ng Hui Khoon's Group), Centre for Quantum Technologies

06 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the Centre for Quantum Technologies

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a research centre of excellence in Singapore. It brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. Experts in this new discipline of quantum technologies are applying their discoveries in computing, communications, and sensing.

CQT is hosted by the National University of Singapore and also has staff at Nanyang Technological University. With some 180 researchers and students, it offers a friendly and international work environment.

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Job Description

Associate Professor Ng Hui Khoon is seeking to hire a motivated and independent candidate as a Research Assistant (RA) for a duration of one year, starting in July 2022. The Research Assistant will work in the group of Dr. Ng, doing theoretical research on surface codes, the current go-to scheme for quantum error correction quantum computing implementations.

Specifically, the project will involve the investigation of decoding strategies that accommodate noise information for enhanced surface-code performance. The RA will be assisting in the building of numerical code to test decoding algorithms and generating ideas for strategic use of noise information.

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in physics or related field is expected.
  • Background knowledge in the general subject of quantum computing.
  • Knowledge of quantum error correction will be a strong plus point.
  • The candidate must be able to code well in Python or a similar programming language.

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