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Job Title: POST DOCTORAL FELLOW #00077844
Location: Rolla
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37717
Hiring Department Electrical and Computer Engineering

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Job Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri is seeking outstanding applicants for a post-doctoral research associate position in the area of fiber optic sensors working in the Lightwave Technology Laboratory (LTL Lab). Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the research needs in instrumentation invention, fiber optic sensor, remote Raman spectroscopy, and experimental design employing a range of chemical, mechanical, and optical sensors for the steelmaking industry. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in electrical engineering or other related engineering areas, with a strong background in optical physics and electronics along with knowledge of the development and use of optical and radiofrequency sensors.

Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or other related engineering areas

Preferred Qualifications Strong background in optical physics and electronics

Knowledge of the development and use of optical and radiofrequency sensors

Successful candidates will be expected to have strong commitments to (a) contributing to the departmental and college research efforts and (b) having a high degree of synergism and collaborating on research within the Missouri S&T LTL Laboratory and the Kent D. Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center (PSMRC).

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement related to fiber optic sensors, 4) complete contact information for at least three references to Missouri S&T’s Human Resources Office at: using Reference Number 00077844. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact the director of LTL and the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jie Huang, at: [email protected]

The ECE department has 36 faculty members, approximately 500 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, and had research expenditures of approximately $5M in the past fiscal year. Further details on required and desired attributes, skills and characteristics of the successful candidate, and the department's vision and strategic plan, activities, and research may be found at:

Missouri S&T’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity. S&T has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve campus life and the work life balance of its faculty and staff (see Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.

Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri S&T is a STEM-focused research university and part of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 99 different degree programs in 40 areas of study, including engineering, the sciences, business and information technology, the humanities, and the liberal arts. Missouri S&T is known globally and is highly ranked for providing a high return on tuition investment, exceptional career opportunities for graduates, and an emphasis on applied, hands-on learning through student design teams and cooperative education and internship opportunities. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim’s educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


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