Particle physics laboratory

Research Assistant, Software and Firmware Engineer in Atom Arrays Lab at NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

job description

Software and firmware engineer at the Atom Arrays laboratory

Arrays of atoms are one of the hottest platforms for quantum computing and simulation today. These involve ultracold atoms individually trapped and held in optical tweezers that can be dynamically reconfigured. The vision of the Atoms Array Laboratory is to solve complex problems in materials science using reconfigurable atom arrays and quantum physics. We are looking for a Research Assistant with software and firmware engineering capabilities, who can take on the following responsibilities:

  1. Implement and debug real-time control of atom arrays using both software-defined radio and streaming arbitrary waveform generators
  2. Investigate machine learning algorithms to improve real-time reconfiguration of atoms
  3. Comparison of machine learning algorithms with traditional shuffling methods
  4. Develop and maintain various software and firmware interfaces for controlling devices in the laboratory

Job requirements

The research assistant must have at least 2 years of experience in software and firmware engineering and a bachelor’s degree in physics or computer science.

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