Research Fellow (Quantum Information Processing), Centre For Quantum Technologies

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07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2023
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.

Learn more about CQT at

Job Description

The successful candidate will work as part of a program to scale up a quantum computer based on ion trap for solving machine learning problems. The project has a strong team of both experimentalist as well as theorist spanning over CQT, A*star and Barcelona Supercomputing Center. The candidate will be able to make use of the existing quantum processor while developing the next generation machine.

Significant experience of quantum optics or spectroscopy or atomic physics, is essential and should be accompanied with a demonstrable track record of assembling and operating optical set-ups, lasers, acusto-optic and electro-optic modulators. Knowledge of trapped atomic or ionic systems is an advantage because the appointee will be expected to contribute to fabrication, assembly and operation of ion traps. The appointment is for an initial period of one year, renewable subject to performance.

Job Requirements

  • A PhD in physics or electrical engineering.
  • Highly experienced in the complex optical setup.
  • Experience with optical spectroscopy, laboratory experimental automation software, particularly using python.
  • Good track record of high-quality publications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated and have excellent skills in working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • The ability to direct your own research and interpret your results independently.
  • Applicants are expected to openly share information pertaining to their research with other group members and contribute to scientific discussions concerning their and other group members’ work.
  • Experience with optical bench-work, electronics, experiments and/or analysis related to quantum processing (like QuTip) & working with ultra-high vacuum systems.

More Information

For enquiries and details about the position, please contact Manas Mukherjee at

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Employment Type: Full-time

Applications can be submitted via the link below and should contain: the latest CV, and letter of recommendation (if any).

Job requisition ID: [[18431]]

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