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Postdoc Positions

To apply, please submit the documents required, such as your curriculum vitae, and the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to the contact person indicated in the advertisement. Shortlisted candidates may be required to submit additional documents for review.

List of available positions:

Research Fellow in Experimental AMO Physics

The group of Loh Huanqian is actively searching for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on cold and ultracold molecules.

We are building a new lab on single-molecule quantum control. Our scientific goal is to establish quantum state engineering at the single-molecule level. To get into this regime, we will explore novel methods to cool and control atoms and molecules. These molecular building blocks, with rich internal structure and tunable long-range anisotropic interactions, are ideal for studying few- to many-body physics.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to:

1. play a leading role in the experiment setup development from ground up, including its design and construction;
2. study new phenomena at the forefront of quantum physics and chemistry using strongly interacting particles;
3. mentor junior team members.

Talented and motivated candidates with a PhD in experimental physics and a strong scientific and technical background in AMO physics are highly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are invited to contact Huanqian Loh directly at cqtlohh@nus.edu.sg

Further details about the research group can be found at http://hlohlab.wordpress.com

Research Fellow in Quantum Information and Complexity Science (3 Positions Available)

The Quantum and Complexity Science Initiative (QuSCI) is seeking multiple research fellows to conduct interdisciplinary research that interface quantum and complexity science.

The positions are based in the Quantum and Complexity Science Initiative (www.quantumcomplexity.org) at Nanyang Technological University(NTU). Key activities include

1. Developing quantum protocols for understanding complex systems and generalizing information theoretical concepts to complexity science.

2. Pioneering novel interdisciplinary lines of research by exploring how their own areas of expertise in quantum information can impact complexity science or vice versa.

3. Initiating collaborative projects with international experts in quantum and complexity sciences.

The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about novel interdisciplinary research, interested in working with researchers in diverse scientific backgrounds, and possess evidence of research excellence one or more of the following areas:

1. Quantum resource theories, quantum channels, and quantum communication

2. Quantum protocol design, and their implementation of current laboratory environments.

3. Information theoretic approaches to complexity science, especially computational mechanics

Excellent candidates in other areas of quantum and complexity science are also most welcome to apply.

Up to 3 research fellowships are currently available, with initial tenure of 1-2 years, and extensions possible for up to 4 years.

Informal inquiries should be directed to Mile Gu (cqtmileg@nus.edu.sg), and more information, including formal application procedures are available at http://www.quantumcomplexity.org/join-us/research-fellowships/

Research Fellow in Theoretical Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

The Centre is looking for a talented and driven Research Fellow to work on theoretical aspects of quantum optics and quantum information.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the research program on quantum synchronisation, focusing in particular on the theoretical description of experimental setups involving "quantum devices".
  • Collaborate with the experimental groups in the context of a common project on "quantum synchronisation".
  • Contribute to the design and simulation of experimental quantum synchronised systems such as in ion traps, spin systems, and atoms.


1. Minimum Qualification: Ph.D. in Physics. 2. Familiarity with both theoretical and experimental research. 3. A readiness to work closely and collaboratively with experimentalists and to contribute to their work. 4. Proven capacity of working with several co-workers. 5. Record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of quantum optics or quantum information. 6. Experience of teaching and/or follow-up of younger students' projects in the university context. 7. Readiness to travel overseas for workshops and collaborations. 8. Strong communication skills and writing skills.

Remuneration will commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Duration of Contract: Up to 3 years.

Interested applicants are invited to send a covering letter specifying their research interests and experience, their latest Curriculum Vitae (including complete list of publications/ presentations) and contacts of three references to cqttf@nus.edu.sg.

Research Fellow in Experimental Entangled Photon Systems

One position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to develop robust entangled photon systems.

The team of Alexander Ling is working on space-based quantum communication experiments which involve the operation of entangled photon systems on earth-orbiting satellites. A postdoctoral position is available within the scientific team to lead the development of next generation compact and bright entangled photon systems that can work reliably in robust environments.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong background in the design, building and testing of entangled photon systems and the associated opto-electronic systems. The candidate will be a senior member of the scientific team and will guide junior members in the development process. The candidate will work closely with the technical-support team to ensure that the quantum optics systems can be integrated successfully into satellites.

This position is ideal for a candidate who has a strong scientific background and also interested in deploying quantum systems for real-world applications.

Interested applicants are invited to send their inquiries to Alexander Ling at (phyalej@nus.edu.sg)
More detail about the research group: http://www.quantumlah.org/AlexLinggroup

Postdoctoral position in "Quantum optics/quantum information and quantum many-body physics (theory)"

The positions are in the group of Dimitris G. Angelakis (www.dimitrisangelakis.org). We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a strong research background and a PhD in theoretical quantum optics/physics and/or quantum information and/or quantum many-body physics/quantum condensed matter.

A strong publication record in high impact research journals and a solid background in analytical and numerical modeling of physical problems in any of the above areas is a requirement. Experience in collaboration with experimentalists and working in team will also be a plus. The group's research interests range from quantum simulation with quantum optical setups (especially with light-matter systems), to non-equilibrium many-body dynamics, periodically driven systems, and topological and exotic quantum phases among others (see group website). The group has active collaborations with world leading theory and experimental groups in Europe and US.

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. We accept applications until a suitable candidate is found. Salary for junior appointments will be between S$ 55.000-85.000 per annum depending on experience with access to travel funds as well. Tax in Singapore for this level is roughly 5-7%.

Applications should be sent by email to dimitris.angelakis@gmail.com . They should contain: a CV, a summary of past research (2 pages), a motivation letter (1 page), 1 paper/draft you consider your best work, and the contact details (email) of three referees.

Research Fellow in Quantum Computation

Applications are invited for a two year postdoctoral position in Quantum Computation at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), Singapore. The position is associated with the research group of Joe Fitzsimons and located at CQT on the campus of the National University of Singapore. CQT is one of the leading centres for quantum computing research in the world, and there is ample opportunity to interact with many senior researchers.
Candidates should be creative, highly motivated, and interested to work in an interdisciplinary and very collaborative environment. The candidate will have a PhD in theoretical physics, theoretical computer science or mathematics and have a strong background in quantum computation, ideally with experience with the measurement based model.
Applications should consist of a full CV, list of publications, a brief statement of research interests (one page) and names and electronic contact details of three referees. Applications and informal inquiries should be sent via email to Joe Fitzsimons (joe.fitzsimons@nus.edu.sg). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Research Fellow in Ultra Cold Atoms

We invite applicants for a position at the Post Doctoral level. The successful candidate will work in the group R. Dumke hosted on the NTU "garden" campus.
The candidate will play a leading role in one of our main projects. The responsibilities are reaching from the daily project work to representing the research on meetings/conferences all over the world. The group is well equipped, has sufficient funding and is actively supporting new ideas which could lead to independent research projects.
This position requires a PhD with the research focus on ultra cold atoms or ions. If you fulfill the requirements and have further questions please send an email to: rdumke@ntu.edu.sg

Research Fellow in Experimental Atomic Physics

Two positions open for application.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in experimental atomic physics at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), Singapore. The position is associated with the research group of Murray Barrett and located at CQT on the campus of the National University of Singapore and will involve working with ion traps and/or cavity QED. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in experimental physics with a very strong background in atomic physics and laser cooling techniques. Experience with ion trapping or cavity QED is preferred. Applications with a full CV, list of publications, a brief statement of research interests (one page) and names and electronic contact details of three referees should be sent via email to Murray Barrett. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled.

Research Fellow in Algorithms & Complexity

For more information please see the following links:
Postdoctoral advertisement
Information about Singapore

Research Fellow in Gauge Potentials with Ultracold Fermionic Strontium

During this last decade, lots of experimental efforts have been devoted to cool and manipulate neutral Strontium atoms. The development of a future optical frequency standard is one of the major goals in the field. In 2009 and 2010, Bose-Einstein condensation and degenerate Fermi gas of Strontium have been reported by the groups of Rice and Innsbruck. In parallel, topological phases were recently successfully used to imprint an Abelian gauge field on neutral atoms mimicking the action of a magnetic field on charged particles. One of the main motivations is to use, in the future, ultracold gases as quantum emulators and study, for example, the physics of quantum Hall phenomena. Furthermore, non-Abelian gauge fields arise quite naturally from the adiabatic evolution of quantum systems with some internal degenerate eigenstates. Non-Abelian gauge potentials have thus been proposed to create, for example, magnetic monopoles or to induce spin-orbit coupling, opening new connections between ultracold atoms, spintronics and high-energy physics.
Since the Fermionic Strontium isotope has a pure nuclear spin ground state which can be addressed by optical means, we are thinking that an ultracold Strontium gas is a promising medium on which Abelian and non-Abelian gauge fields can be generated. To do so we will use the so-called Electromagnetically-Induced Transparency (EIT) or/and Tripod schemes.
The successful applicant will work on this abounding and competitive research field. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or a postdoctoral experience in AMO physics. Applications with a full CV, list of publications, a brief statement of research interests (one page) and names and electronic contact details of three referees should be sent via email to David Wilkowski. Applications are accepted until the position is fulfilled.

Research Fellow in Cold Ion Group

The project is on precision measurement of electric quadrupole moment of a clock transition in barium ion. This would be further developed towards measuring the possible systematic on an atomic parity non-conservation experiment to be performed with the same ion. The project therefore requires the following prerequisites:

1. Hands on knowledge on ion trapping experiment

2. Knowledge about precision measurements and systematic study

3. Development of RF and opto-electronics

Therefore if you have the passion of performing fundamental Physics experiment, you are welcome to join us. In addition priorities will be given to candidates with experience on spectroscopy on clock transitions, optical comb, ULE cavities and/or FPGA based control using python.

The project is a Ministry of Education, Singapore approved project for 3 years tenure starting from July 2017.

Please send an email with your CV at phymukhe AT nus.edu.sg

Closing date for application: 30 June 2017

For positions in other research areas, please contact the respective Principal Investigators