Research Scientist II

University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 509194
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant
Applications Open: Jul 13 2021
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

A Research Scientist II position in high-frequency electronics and flexible electronics at Dr. Hualiang Zhang’s Lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA, USA), will be leading a few research projects funded by federal funding agencies and industries. The position continuation is subject to project performance and funding availability. The position is also responsible for identifying, applying and securing research funding.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • The candidate is expected to have a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (or closely related area) and specifically in the area of High-frequency electronics and flexible electronics
  • Research experience on RF and microwave metasurfaces, RF and microwave circuits & systems and flexible electronics (2-3 years experience) is required. Experience on proposal writing is a plus


  • Familiar with circuit and electromagnetic simulation tools (e.g. ADS, CST)

Additional Considerations:

  • Should demonstrate a minimum number of 3 publications in the field
  • Experience in FPGA
  • Ability to work independently, with limited direction, as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to mentor and inspire students with limited research experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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