Research Assistant (Electronics / Optoelectronics Engineer),Centre for Quantum Technologies

06 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT)

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a research center 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 

Job Description

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 in developing quantum light sources.

The successful candidate will work on the electronics and software for generating and modulating light source for quantum experiments. They will further assist with electrical engineering aspects of the group’s projects. Specifically, they will need to:

  • Design biasing and control circuits for avalanche photo diodes
  • Develop and implement electronics for modulating current/voltage of laser diode and other opto-electronic components
  • Design drivers for temperature stabilization using sheet heaters, TECs and PID control loops
  • Design sensor circuits for opto-electronic devices
  • Develop high pulse rate drivers for laser diodes
  • Assist with electronics related issues that arise in the experimental research activities of the group.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronics/Computer engineering or related fields
  • 2-4 years’ experience in designing and developing custom electronic circuits
  • Hands-on experience in programming FPGAs using Verilog/VHDL
  • Basic skills in programming microcontrollers and write simple software to control optoelectronics and custom PCBs.
  • Design custom PCBs with complete end-to-end ownership of developing schematics, routing and layout, partial/complete assembly of components and testing.
  • Assemble components on custom PCBs in lab/workshop
  • Prior knowledge of SoC (system on chip) would be a big plus
  • Fast learner, self-motivated and independently perform duties of an electronics engineer without the need for extensive monitoring
  • Good communication skills so as to effectively communicate with stake holders both inside and outside the team and bring convergence to design decisions

More Information

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 experiments and its working so as to best fulfil their duties.

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

Applications can be submitted via the link below and should contain: the latest CV, and letter of recommendations.

Location: [[Kent Ridge]]
Department : [[Centre for Quantum Technologies]]
Job requisition ID : [[14688]]

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