The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of Microwave Photonics to carry out research that is focused initially on purification of microwave frequencies using microresonators. A rank of Assistant Research Professor, Associate Research Professor, or Research Professor will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The rank and salary will depend on the candidate’s experience. The work will be carried out in the research group of Dr. Curtis Menyuk in collaboration with the research group of Dr. Moshe Horowitz in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. The successful candidate must be able to work in both the United States and Israel.
The successful candidate will develop and validate computational models of microwave purification in microresonators, participate in the design of experiments to test those models, and carry out experimental work at the Technion. He or she may also participate in other research topics in nonlinear optics, fiber optics, fiber lasers, and microwave photonics that are being pursued in the research groups of Drs. Menyuk and Horowitz. More information about Dr. Menyuk’s research group at UMBC can be found at http://www.photonics.umbc.edu/. More information about Dr. Horowitz’s research group at the Technion may be found at https://webee.technion.ac.il/people/horowitz/.
This position is available immediately. The initial appointment is for one year, with the expectation that it will be renewed for an additional year upon satisfactory performance of the candidate and the possibility of renewal for additional years. A Ph.D. in Physics or Electrical Engineering is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both computational and experimental nonlinear optics. An interest in mentoring students is also preferred and is required for appointment at one of the research professor levels (assistant, associate, or full). More information regarding UMBC research faculty positions may be found in the UMBC faculty handbook (http://www.umbc.edu/provost/Faculty_Handbook/contents.pdf).
Interested applicants should email a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references to Curtis Menyuk (firstname.lastname@example.org). For best consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2020. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Funds are currently available to hire one candidate. If additional funds become available, a second candidate may be hired.
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.
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