Research Fellow (Quantum Computation and Simulation), Centre for Quantum Technologies

13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
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.

Learn more about CQT at

Job Description

The positions are in the group of Dimitris G. Angelakis. We are looking for highly motivated candidates  with a strong research background and a PhD in quantum computing or related areas. Past work in quantum algorithms and/or quantum machine learning or many-body physics, especially with NISQ devices for real world applications (chemistry, materials, finance etc) will be a strong plus

Current group’s research interests range from quantum simulation and computation, to quantum many-body physics, topological photonics, quantum machine learning and optimization with NISQ processors, both for basic science as well as for applied industry use cases. The latter are in direct collaboration with industry partners (see group's website or contact group leader for details). The group keeps active research collaborations with world leading theory and experimental quantum groups in Singapore, Europe, China and US, both public and private ones, where mutual visits can be arranged and funded.

Job Requirements

  • The research will involve both analytical ‘pen and paper’ studies as well as numerical simulations; it is also expected that use of prototype cloud quantum computers will be involved for testing of the algorithms (in direct collaboration with experimentalists, or remotely, through access to online quantum hardware the group has access to).
  • A PhD in quantum information/quantum algorithms or quantum physics/optics or quantum many-body physics.
  • Experience in the numerical simulation of quantum systems. For example, knowledge of tensor network simulations will be a plus but not essential
  • A good publication record in high impact research journals is essential, motivation for research excellence and independence, ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • The more senior applicants will be expected to assisting in the co-supervising interns and PhD students

More Information

We offer a fun multidisciplinary, motivated, and exciting team to work with, based in a world level centre of excellence in quantum technologies. The positions are available as soon as possible and can be up to 3 years with possible extension. More senior research appointments can also be considered for experienced candidates. Salary is very competitive and depends on experience, with access to travel and computer buying funds as well.

For enquiries and details about the position, before applying please first contact Assoc Prof Dimitris at

For formal applications,  include your consent by filling in the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants. A full CV, a summary of past research (2 pages), a motivation letter and plan for future research that could align with the group activities as described in our website and in this advert (2 pages), 2 papers/drafts you consider your best work, and the contact details (email) of three referees.

Department : [[Centre for Quantum Technologies]]
Job requisition ID : [[16588]]

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