Post-Doctoral Scientist

Location
Washington,
Posted
Dec 21, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

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 nanophotonics, opto-electronics, plasmonics, and neuromorphic computing research.

Responsibilities Include:

Conduct research in opto-electronics, devices, nanophotonics, and plasmonics.
Build and improve optical and opto-electronic measurement setup(s).

Design and execute clean room and/or tape-out processes (support for the former is possible).

Obtain and analyze experimental and theoretical data.

Introduce new device architectures and research directions in nanophotonics, opto-electronics, RF-analogue photonics, Silicon Hybrid photonics and plasmonics, analogue and neuromorphic computing.

Develop theories and novel concepts on nanophotonic device performance with focus on electro-optic and electro-absorptive modulation towards atto-joule efficient and 10-100+GHz fast performance metrics.
Conduct numerical simulations.

Support drafting and responding to scientific publications, funding proposals, and reports.
Share and discuss research progress both internally and externally with collaborators.

Advise and train students in their research, equipment use and understanding details-at-hand.

Present scientific findings at GWU, conferences, and workshops.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position

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

Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Understanding of Silicon-photonics and foundry tape-outs. Hybrid Silicon photonics expertise preferred.

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

Solid background in solid-state physics, photonics, and plasmonics.

Detailed 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.

Solid understanding of digital and analogue data-processing, signal-to-noise, bit-error-testing, and other pertinent RF-engineering required for device test.

Understanding of analogue and neuromorphic computing preferred.

Optical non-linear optics understanding and test skills are a plus.

High-level understanding and skills in clean room and/or tape-out processes.

Qualified in drafting and submitting scientific manuscripts including data- and image processing skills.

Efficient collaborator and student mentorship qualities.


I. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. 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 Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000435 Job Open Date: 12/20/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 01/31/2019 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 a doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an understanding of Silicon-photonics and foundry tape-outs?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have an understanding of Hybrid Silicon photonics?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a deep understanding in opto-electronic devices with focus on electro-optic modulation?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a solid background in solid-state physics, photonics, and plasmonics?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have detailed 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have a solid understanding of digital and analogue data-processing, signal-to-noise, bit-error-testing, and other pertinent RF-engineering required for device test?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have an understanding of analogue and neuromorphic computing?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have an understanding & test skills of optical non-linear optics?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have a high-level understanding and necessary skills in clean room and/or tape-out processes?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you qualified in drafting and submitting scientific manuscripts including data- and image-processing skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you an efficient collaborator with student mentorship qualities?
    • Yes
    • No



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interest
  4. Names and Contact Information for References
Optional Documents

    PI100624333

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