Postdoctoral Fellow in Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
July 16, 2024
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General Information

Position Number POST40

Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Electrical & Computer Engineering Division Academic Affairs Department College of Engineering (Col) Work Unit Electrical & Computer Engineering Work Location EPIC Vacancy Open To All Candidates Position Designation Post Doc Employment Type Temporary - Part-time Hours per week 40 Work Schedule


Pay Rate 47,476.00 Minimum Minimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

1. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields.

2. Candidates are expected to have strong mathematical background and programming skills. This includes Probability Theory, Communication Theory, and designing and implementing Machine Learning algorithms.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs' aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees.

Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:

the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.); the appointment is temporary; the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship; the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career; the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Successful candidates will work on topics at the intersection of Machine Learning, Wireless Communications and Information Theory, with specific focus on Federated and Distributed Learning, Wireless Sensing, and Semantic Communications in the Communications and Information Processing Lab (CIPL) led by Professor Ahmed Arafa. In addition, the postdoc will have the opportunity to mentor graduate students working in CIPL under the direction of Professor Arafa, and will contribute to the future strategic research plan of CIPL through writing research proposals to funding agencies and disseminating research results in related conferences and journals.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications Proposed Hire Date 08/01/2023 Expected Length of Assignment 12 months Posting Open Date 07/17/2023 Posting Close Date 07/16/2024 Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission: 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Contact information for 3 references 4) A research statement describing your previous research work and future goals

The candidate chose for this position will be required to provide a official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

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