Research Associate in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-04
Req: R0024174

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking two Research Associates in the laboratory of Professor Mool C. Gupta.

(1) Position #1: The successful candidate will perform experimental studies aimed at laser ablation of thin coatings and characterization of coatings and ablated surfaces. A background in laser applications and materials science is preferred. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to collaborate with researchers in a small company.

(2) Position #2: The successful candidate will perform experimental studies related to laser sintering of nano/micro particles for the fabrication of thin films for photonic device applications. A background in laser applications and materials science is preferred. The candidate will work with current graduate students, collect data, follow the scientific literature, and will publish research results.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in Physics or Electrical & Computer Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering or related field is required by the start date. Experience in lasers, material processing, and characterization is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. The preferred start date would be June 2021. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

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

For questions regarding this position, please contact Mool C. Gupta, Professor, at .

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

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 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 or expression, 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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Job No:
Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 7/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time