Post-Doctoral Scientist

Washington, D.C.
May 31, 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, Electrooptic Modulators.

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

Develops theories and novel concepts on nanophotonic device performance with focus
on electrooptic and electroabsorptive
modulation towards attojoule efficient and
100+GHz fast performance metrics.

Advises and trains student on research, equipment use and understanding details.

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.

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

Experience in opto-electronic devices with focus on electrooptic modulation.
Background in solidstate physics, photonics, and plasmonics.
Experience in electrooptic device characterization to include: highspeed,
biterrorratetesting, extinction ratio, insertion loss, cavity resonances, silicon photonics device testing, fibertochip 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: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000311 Job Open Date: 05/30/2017 Job Close Date: 06/30/2017 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 09/29/2018 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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