Research Associate in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-06
Req: R0009889

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and The Department of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seek to hire a postdoctoral research associate to support the faculty and students in the CPS Link Lab. For information about the Link Lab go to

The incumbent is expected to perform one or more of the following activities: generate novel research, contribute to writing papers and proposals, build and maintain CPS testbeds and systems, and mentor graduate students. Specific research area is Medical Cyber-Physical Systems. For more information about the ongoing projects in the PIs research groups at the UVA Link Lab, refer to the following links:

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering by the start date. Proficient knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet, database software, power point, statistics and other software used in scientific research analysis are required. Research experience and significant implementation experience in Cyber-Physical Systems, Control, Machine Learning and/or Artificial Intelligence is strongly preferred. Proficiency with C/C++ and Python programming in Linux and machine learning and data science is desirable. Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, willing to take the lead and work independently and as a team member is required. Ability to write and communicate clearly and complete research findings in the English language are also required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters. The candidates should indicate their interest and relevant past experience to the research areas and ongoing projects in the UVA Link Lab in their cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. The position has an anticipated start date of January 2020, but an earlier start date can be discussed.

This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For additional information about the position, please contact Homa Alemzadeh, Assistant Professor, at or Lu Feng, Assistant Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 9/8/2019
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time