The Quantum and Complexity Science Initiative is constantly seeking very talented research fellows for interdisciplinary research in quantum and complexity science. The positions are ideal for researchers interested in adapting their knowledge to complex systems, as well as tackling the foundation problems of quantum information science.
Successful candidates are expected to conduct fulltime research at Nanyang Technological university. Key activities include:
- Developing quantum protocols for understanding complex systems and generalizing information theoretical concepts to complexity science.
- Developing frameworks to understand the interface of quantum information, thermodynamics and heat engines.
- Developing classical computational methods (e.g. machine learning) to tackle complex quantum problems
- Initiating collaborative projects with other experts in quantum and complexity sciences
- After tax salary of 58,000 – 72,000 SGD (approx 36,000 – 45,000 Euro) per annum, with performance bonus available.
- Complementary health insurance.
- Support from the Centre for Quantum Technologies: The initiative is supported by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, a premier international institute in quantum technologies. The centre hosts international leaders in quantum information; and provides excellent research support, including professional outreach officers to ensure your work has maximum impact.
- Support from the Complexity Institute: The initiative is also supported by the Complexity Institute, an internationally recognized research institute in complexity science. The Institute frequently hosts high profile workshops and seminars in complexity science; which presents a perfect forum for disseminating your work to diverse researchers in complexity science.
- Based in Singapore: Singapore has being consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world to live and work. The island nation is known for it excellent public transport, safety, food and efficient management.
- Affiliation with a rapidly rising world-class university. Nanyang Technological University is extremely well funded and buzzing with activity. It ranked 11th in the world and 1st in Asia by QS University Rankings in 2017, and is consistently named the Top University under 50 years of age.
The ideal candidates should possess a PhD and an excellent research track record in one (or more) of the following areas
- Quantum resource theories, and information theoretical approaches to quantum correlations or thermodynamics
- Quantum protocol design, and their implementation of current laboratory environments and or numerical methods.
- Information theoretical methods in complexity science and computational mechanics.
- Machine learning techniques in quantum information.
Excellent candidates in all areas of quantum and complexity science will also be considered. All candidates are expected to have
- Excellent written communication skills – such that they can write scientific manuscripts and grant proposals to completion, and supervise PhD students in writing.
- Excellent written communication skills – with proven capacity to communicate technical ideas to interdisciplinary scientific audiences.
Appointments will be initially for 1-2 years, with options for an extension for up to 3.5 years.
An active hiring round is ongoing at the moment. For full consideration, please submit your application (see below) by 22 January 2018. Multiple positions are available, and additional hirings will be called on a monthly basis until all position is filled.
Positions can start as early as March 2018.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their applications to Mile Gu, including
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Full Publication List (or Google Scholar Profile)
3. One-page cover letter describing your research experience, and how it can relate to quantum and complexity science (max 500 words)
4. Link to PhD Thesis
5. Contact details (e-mail) for three referees.
6. Preferred starting date.
Informal inquiries and formal applications should be made to Mile Gu [cqtmileg (at) nus.edu.sg]