Post Doctoral Scientist

Washington, DC
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

GW’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) provides leading edge programs in electrical and computer engineering in order to provide leadership in a rapidly evolving global information society in the service of humanity and to advance the state of knowledge in our disciplines by actively pursuing scholarly research for publication and dissemination.

Post-Doctoral Scientist will report directly to the Principal Investigator (PI), and will assist with Nanophotonic Device Physics and Test, Electro-optic Modulators.

Responsibilities Include:

Conducts research in opto-electronics, devices, nanophotonics, and plasmonics, which includes building and improving optical and opto-electronic measurement setups.

Obtains and analyze experimental and theoretical data to include conducting numerical simulations.

Develop theories and novel concepts on nanophotonic device performance with focus on electro-optic and electro-absorptive modulation towards atto-joule efficient and 100+GHz fast performance metrics.

Advises and trains student on research, equipment use and understanding details-at-hand

Presents scientific findings at conferences and workshops

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in opto-electronic devices with focus on electro-optic modulation.

Background in solid-state physics, photonics, and plasmonics.

Experience in electro-optic device characterization to include: high-speed, bit-error-rate-testing, extinction ratio, insertion loss, cavity resonances, silicon photonics device testing, fiber-to-chip coupling.

Efficient collaborator and student mentorship qualities.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: RP000213 Job Open Date: 01/12/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 01/31/2018 Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Interest
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Sample Publications
  6. List of Publications


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