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Research Assistant/Research Associate - Quantum Nanosatellite Quality Assurance

Research Assistant/Research Associate - Quantum Nanosatellite Quality Assurance

Job Purpose:


We are looking to expand the experience and the skillset of their engineering team. The team works with scientists to develop lab experiments into opto-electronic instruments for space-based quantum physics experiments. Previously we have launched quantum payloads on CubeSat nanosatellites and scientific balloons and next year will launch SpooQy-1, a 3U CubeSat built at CQT which hosts our latest highly integrated entangled photon pair source.


We have recently secured funding for a Singapore-UK intergovernmental quantum communications mission and this would be the primary project of the candidate and of the CQT team in the coming years. The photon pair source, quantum ground station and CubeSat mission developed in this collaboration would be used to demonstrate quantum key distribution between a nanosatellite and the ground.


Since this is a complex international collaboration we have increased requirements in managing our documentation and processes, primarily we would like to be compliant with the ECSS as tailored for CubeSats.


Duties & Responsibilities:


We are seeking an applicant with a few years of work experience in scientific or aerospace projects who could apply their experience to set up such conditions in an academic environment. Potential tasks include defining, implementing and coordinating processes for:


  • Quality assurance and compliance with ECSS and other standards
  • Requirement management (DOORS)
  • Risk and process management
  • Project tracking and project management
  • Documentation for design reviews
  • Configuration management of software, hardware, and documentation.
  • Coordination with our UK collaborators




  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

  • Excellent communications ability

  • Proven track-record in scientific and/or aerospace projects is required.

  • Familiarity working in a dynamic, small, academic/startup team environment will be very helpful.


All positions in our team are on a renewable contract basis.


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Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter and include evidence of their ability to fulfil the duties described above. They should also indicate their desired starting date.



Interested applicants may apply the position click here.

Closing Date: 07-Jan, 12:00AM.