Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-18-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in the lab of Professor and Chair Nikos Sidiropoulos. The incumbent will conduct research, write papers to be published, manage reporting, participate in proposal writing, and co-supervise graduate students. All professional research staff appointments are made on a one year basis and annual reappointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding.

Candidates must have a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer or Systems Science, or equivalent, with research emphasis on tensor decomposition and multilinear algebra. General background in signal processing and optimization is also needed, with an interest in branching out towards machine learning. Strong journal publication record in top-rated journals required; student mentoring and proposal writing experience preferred.

To apply, visit and search job posting number 0622330. Complete an online candidate profile and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, and statement of research interest.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Prof. Nikos Sidiropoulos (

With one of the highest graduation rates of minority undergraduate students and one of the highest percentages of women engineering students among public universities, the University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.

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