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Category: Research Team

Department: SS

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction about the Lab

The Sun Lab is interested in molecular quantum devices and quantum information. We focus on designing molecular materials to study fundamental quantum phenomena and using devices to realize molecular quantum manipulation. Research areas include:

1. Examine transport properties of 2D metal-organic frameworks and their van der Waals heterostructures to gain insight into fundamental quantum phenomena.

2. Develop quantum sensors with molecular electron spin qubits and explore their applications in energy storage devices and biological systems.

3. Fabricate single-molecule devices applicable for spintronics and quantum information science.

We are dedicated to creating a psychologically safe, open-communicating, independent, and helpful laboratory environment that encourages lab members to learn interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, enjoy research, and innovate with curiosity, courage, resilience, and perseverance. Our goal is to cultivate young talents to achieve personal growth, articulate career plan, and appreciate the “DAO” of science.

Lei Sun was born in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. He attended School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University in 2007 for undergraduate education. He joined Prof. Jinglin Zuo's Laboratory in 2009 to conduct undergraduate research and worked with Prof. Kim R. Dunbar at Texas A&M University — College Station as an exchange student in the summers of 2009 and 2010. After receiving the B.S. degree in 2011, he went to Department of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked with Prof. Mircea Dincă for doctoral thesis. In 2017, he graduated with the Ph.D. degree, and then performed postdoctoral research with Prof. Danna E. Freedman in Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. In 2019, he moved to Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory to work with Dr. Tijana Rajh as a Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellow; meanwhile, he attended Master of Computer Science program at Georgia Institute of Technology with the focus on computer perception and robotics as well as machine learning. In October 2021, he joined the School of Science at Westlake University as an assistant professor to start his independent academic career.

Personal website:

https://en.westlake.edu.cn/academics/School_of_Science/Chemistry/Our_Faculty/202110/t20211012_13719.shtml

Laboratory website: https://sunlei.lab.westlake.edu.cn


Job Openings

1. Position: Research Assistant Professor in quantum information science (1)

  Job Responsibilities:

    a.Develop quantum information processing strategies and facilities based on molecular electron spin qubits.

    b.Assist laboratory management and operation.

  Job Requirements:

a.Having obtained Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, material science, electrical engineering, information science or other relevant majors.

b.Having research experience and achievements in quantum information science based on superconducting qubits, semiconductor quantum dots, and/or nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond.

c.Strongly motivated, optimistic, responsible, ethical, good at team-working.

d.Capable of conducting research independently; courageous to learn and explore new research areas.

e.Good Chinese and English communication skills.

2. Position: Research Assistant in quantum information science (1)

  Job Responsibilities:

     Assist and participate in research about molecular quantum information science.

  Job Requirements:

a.Experienced in quantum information science based on superconducting qubits, semiconductor quantum dots, and/or nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond.

b.Strongly motivated, optimistic, responsible, ethical, good at team-working.

c.Good Chinese and English communication skills.

3. Position: Research Assistant in single-molecule devices (1)

  Job Responsibilities:

     Assist and participate in research about single-molecule devices.

  Job Requirements:

a.Experienced in fabrication and characterization of single-molecule devices.

b.Strongly motivated, optimistic, responsible, ethical, good at team-working.

Good Chinese and English communication skills.


Compensation and Benefits

The Sun Lab offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applications for relevant projects and programs will be encouraged and supported.


How to apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English in PDF format to sunlei@westlake.edu.cn, and indicate “Position + Name” in the email subject.

  a. CV

  b. Statement of research experience and interests

  c. Contact information of 2 references

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