Assistant Research Professor

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Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Research Professor

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Work Schedule:

M-F 8AM-5PM Must be able to work weekends or off- hours if needed

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

About the Department:

The Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST Center) is recruiting postdoctoral researchers to develop a wearable sensor platform for correlated sensing of health and environment for exposure related respiratory health applications (e.g. asthma) and other health problems. ASSIST Center is a National Science Foundation sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC). The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team of academic and industry researchers.

Essential Job Duties:

The Assistant Research Professor is expected to help lead research activities under ASSIST Center to ensure its self-sufficiency beyond its NSF funding timeline. This involves several aspects: integration and prototyping of various systems coming out of the Center, building a prototyping facility and managing its operations, building collaborations with external entities, grant writing to further ASSIST mission and providing student mentoring. All these are critical as the Center enters its Year 9 funding from NSF and seeks to position itself for success after it finishes its 10th year of NSF funding. This position will report to the Director of the ASSIST Center and Distinguished professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Veena Misra

The Assistant Research Professor is an experienced research professional who conducts original research and serves as a senior collaborator on projects assigned under the guidance of the principal investigator. The Assistant Research Professor will oversee the prototyping and integration of various systems in the ASSIST Center. This position will also be responsible for writing publications, assisting with proposals, writing reports as required by the project sponsor, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and presents findings in conferences and annual reviews.
This position will also be responsible for building collaborations and partnerships that drive the ASSIST mission. This Assistant Research Professor will be performing research largely in The National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self- Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) in support of already funded projects as
well as projects that will be funded in the future as directed by Principal Investigator(s). Candidate must be also to support the research activities of the Principal Investigator(s) in the ASSIST Center.
The Candidate will:
• integrate variety of systems and testbeds in support of the ASSIST mission. This will involve technical expertise in all aspects of systems integration including circuit components, flexible boards, programming, embedded hardware systems and coding, and user interfaces.
• Have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Must be efficient at managing project timelines and communicating these to the Center leadership.
• Develop and manage a rapid prototyping facility in support of system integration
Increase the technology readiness levels of prototypes to a level that is suitable for engagement with industry and DoD etc. Also increase the scalability of these systems.
• Assist PI by developing strategies for research and helping to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
• Write and publish high quality research papers related to research results. Present research results to professional organizations and sponsors.
• Help expand research opportunities by assisting to develop research proposals and research interactions.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience and Education:

PhD in Electrical Engineering (with a focus on bioinstrumentation) or in Biomedical Engineering

Other Required Qualifications:

Experience with circuit design, circuit fabrication, 3D CAD, embedded programming, user interface design, data acquisition, innovation and entrepreneurship

Preferred Qualifications:

5 years of academic research experience (including
PhD education) plus one year of post-PhD employment

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):


Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

140172 - Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensor Technologies (ASSIST)


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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