Research Fellow, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Information Theory, working at the NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

The successful candidate will work with Assistant Professor Ho Wen Wei (Young Presidential Professor) in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, on the theoretical investigation of new quantum many-body phenomena realized by programmable quantum systems, as well as as applications in quantum information science, in a project titled Non-Equilibrium Quantum Many-Body Phenomena and Quantum Information Science in Synthetic Quantum Matter.

The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develop theoretical methods to predict and characterize non-equilibrium quantum many-body phenomena in synthetic quantum matter (cold atoms, Rydberg atoms, trapped ions, etc.), using the lens of quantum information theory (eg, entanglement, tensor networks). Specific topics include deep thermalization, measurement-induced randomness, measurement-induced entanglement phases, dynamic/driven phases of matter, quantum many-body scars, and more.
  • Develop quantum information science applications like quantum simulation of complex many-body phenomena and quantum state preparation and tomography protocols, specifically tailored to current and near-term quantum technologies, etc. Analytical calculations and numerical methods will be used to determine the validity and performance of the proposed nominations.

There will be opportunities for collaboration with world-renowned experimental groups on cold atoms, superconducting circuits and Rydberg atoms, including those at the Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Singapore, located next door.

Qualifications/Requirements/Other Information

  • Qualifications / Discipline: PhD in physics or related field.
  • Skills: Candidates should be familiar with quantum many-body theory and quantum information theoretical tools to analyze them, such as entanglement and tensor networks, etc. Previous experience with experiments involving quantum simulators is a plus, and expertise in computational methods (exact diagonalization, DMRG, Monte Carlo) is also highly sought after.
  • Experience: Applicants should have a PhD at the start of their appointment and have published a number of articles relevant to the area of ​​research, in reputable journals.

The position is for a fixed term of two years, renewable for an additional year, subject to performance and availability of funding. It comes with a very competitive salary, benefits and sufficient travel funds for conferences and collaborations.

Candidates must submit the following documents: a cover letter with a brief description of research interests, a CV with a list of publications and the contact details (email address) of four referees, one of whom must be your director of thesis.

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More information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Faculty of Sciences

Department: Physics

Job Application ID: 17636

Sharon D. Cole