Loh Lab | Opportunities


Postdoctoral fellow

We are actively searching for a postdoctoral research fellow to work on our first experiment on tweezer arrays of ultracold molecules assembled from pre-cooled atoms. The scientific goal of this project is to establish quantum state engineering at the single-molecule level for quantum simulation of novel condensed matter phases and chemistry.

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to play a leading role in the study of new phenomena at the forefront of quantum physics and chemistry using strongly interacting particles, as well as mentor junior team members.

Postdocs can expect a highly competitive remuneration package depending on experience and multiple opportunities to network with a rapidly growing international community of quantum physicists in Singapore and beyond.

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

How to apply:
Interested applicants should contact Huanqian at phylohh – at – nus – dot – edu – dot – sg with their CV and contact details of at least two referees.

PhD students

Tweezer arrays have become one of the hottest platforms for quantum simulation since the 2016 Science results demonstrating the ease of reconfigurability. With two experimental setups, the quantum control of dipolar quantum particles in tweezer arrays for simulating advanced materials is the main focus of the Loh group. We have open positions for incoming PhD students (start date: around August 2021).

Incoming PhD students will work in closely knit teams and have the opportunity to be mentored by senior team members while gaining valuable skills in optics, electronics, mechanical design, and programming. You will have opportunities to develop your own scientific ideas over the course of your PhD, and in turn mentor junior members when you eventually lead the experiment.

Lab-bonding sessions, and a supportive bunch of labmates to keep you sane while you go through your PhD journey

Students should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in physics or engineering physics by the time they enroll in CQT. You should ideally have a strong background in quantum physics and atomic physics, with some prior laboratory experience preferred but not strictly required.

How to apply:
Talented and motivated students are highly encouraged to apply for the CQT scholarship program, which accepts applications all year round and offers generous financial support along with a world-class education at NUS, which is consistently ranked among the top universities in Asia.
Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact Huanqian directly at phylohh – at – nus – dot – edu – dot – sg to kickstart the CQT PhD application process.
Please include your CV, academic transcript, and contact information of 2 referees in your email. Applications will be considered from now until the positions are filled.

Students who have been accepted to the NUS Physics PhD program (application deadline: 15 November 2020 for admission to NUS in August 2021) can also contact Huanqian for more information.

Undergraduate projects

We have a strong tradition of taking on undergraduates, be it for UROPS projects or final year projects. Please contact Huanqian for more details.