Research Fellow, Disorder and Interactions in Topological Lattices

Expiring today

01 Mar 2023
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31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
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

At the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and the National University of Singapore we have a postdoc opening for our project on ultracold Fermi gases in optical lattices. In general, our lab develops quantum technologies for the control over quantum matter by selecting internal electronic states by laser spectroscopy, manipulating external degrees of motion by cooling and trapping, and tuning of interactions by magnetic fields. We are extending our tool set to optical lattices where we intend to perform quantum simulations of many-body quantum phases. In this interdisciplinary project we are in particular interested in disordered optical lattice potentials and interacting atoms to study localization effects. In close collaboration with a locally based, internationally leading condensed matter theory group, we intend to explore such systems for topological lattice geometries like the hexagonal symmetry, which is of great interest to real world materials. The project is based to be implemented in our existing experimental platform that allows for the production of a large ultracold sample of fermionic lithium with strong interactions. The group is led by principal investigator Kai Dieckmann, who worked throughout his career on topics in ultracold quantum physics. Before coming to Singapore, he worked at leading groups at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics.

Job Requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is expected to play a pivotal role in our research team. If you enjoy experimenting with cutting-edge technologies in a state-of-the-art laser cooling laboratory you are welcome to join our team and participate in ongoing measurements from the start.

More Information

For enquiries and details about the position, please contact Kai Dieckmann at  .

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Employment Type : Full-time

Applications can be submitted via the link below and should contain: the latest CV, a set of transcripts and two references that can be contacted for recommendation letters.

Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled.

Department : [[Kai Dieckmann Group]]
Job requisition ID : [[12182]]

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