Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Postdoc / Fellow, Research

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Denver is seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral research fellow position. This is a one-year position, renewable for up to three years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The position start date is April 1, 2021.

Position Summary

The selected postdoctoral research fellow will assist in an ongoing collaboration with industry partners of the project while promoting associated research and education activities.

Essential Functions

  • Engage in independent research, scholarship, and creative work under the guidance of an assigned mentor. This includes primarily grant writing, peer-reviewed publications, and conference presentations.
  • Participate in campus-wide efforts in bridging various academic divisions and departments in related areas of research and education.
  • Actively work with industry partners in progressing the identified goals and meeting project goals and milestones.   

Topics of Interest

Interested applicants will be working on Applied Quantum Computing in Smart Grids. Quantum computing has shown to provide significant computation capability compared to traditional methods for specific problems. However, there have been very few applications in smart grids. The selected postdoctoral research fellow will research the application of quantum computing in improving power system planning and operation.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant STEM field.
  • Strong methodological training and a record of successful publication in the related field.
  • Committed to working with academe and industry.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 10.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $66,000 - $72,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Applicants may be asked to provide two letters of recommendation

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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