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Project Officer (Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors - SNSPD)
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A Project Officer position is currently available in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS).

The College of Science seeks a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all and recruit on the basis of merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.

In this project, we will establish key expertise to produce superconducting nanowire detectors, arguably the best single photon detectors. We will also tackle a broad range of technological challenges to improve photodetector efficiency, spectral bandwidth, and ease integration into practical quantum photonic platforms. We will explore various nanophotonics routes and strategies to improve detection efficiency and tune the SNSPD spectral responsivity.

The Project Officer is expected to work, generate ideas and experimentally prove them both independently and within team-working efforts with other researchers working on the project.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work on the experimental realization of Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors (SNSPD). The work will involve experimental work film growth, SNSPD nanofabrication, optical and electrical characterization and packaging.
  • Generate a substantial body of novel experimental, theoretical and numerical work on strategies for the improvement of SNSPD, as defined by the research programme
  • Contribute running and maintaining the Quantum Material Manufacturing and Infrared Nanophotonics laboratories at CDPT
  • Manage the interactions with local (NUS) and international collaborators of the project
  • Participate in joint research with other CDTP partners and cooperating parties and to support CDPT projects requiring fabrication, assembling and testing of the devices
  • Contribute into preparation of progress reports, as well as attendance at regular project meetings (and participation in organizing such meetings) and research conferences
  • Contribute to the organisation and day-to-day smooth running of the CDTP
  • Prepare publications for leading scientific journals and at international conferences

Job Requirements:
  • BSc in Physics, Optical Engineering, Material Science, or closely-related disciplines
  • 2 or more years of relevant research experience in the growth of superconducting thin films and SNSPD fabrication and characterization
  • Solid knowledge and in depth understanding of superconductivity, optics, and photonics
  • Experience with optical characterization of superconducting materials and use of liquid helium temperature cryostats
  • Experience with optical characterization setups and systems and experimental data analysis
  • Experience experience with nanoscopic fabrication, building optical and electronic characterization setups, knowledge of the use of tools and methods such as e.g. FIB/EBL, optical lithography is required
  • Solid knowledge of superconducting films deposition techniques, materials and tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with strong initiative
  • Able to work in environments like cleanrooms, growth laboratories and laser laboratories
  • Able to use simulation software for modelling of the experiments
  • Able to travel nationally and internationally

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Hiring Institution: NTU
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