Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Regular, Full-time, Pay Grade 00

The Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral research position. The successful candidate will conduct research exploring nanoelectronic circuit design and approaches to nano-enabled computing, with particular emphasis on hardware implemented using CMOS/memristor integrated circuit technology. This work will include circuit-level design exploration, verification tasks, physical design, and device/circuit testing. The successful candidate will work in a team of researchers focused on all aspects of emerging nanoelectronic computing, including circuits, architectures and software. Specific application areas of interest include neuromorphic computing and hardware security.

The position is available starting immediately or until the position is filled. The Post-doctoral researcher will report to Dr. Garrett S. Rose. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, health benefits, career mentoring, and conference travel support.

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in electrical or computer engineering is required and experience in the following areas is preferred:

  • Integrated circuit design and verification practices
  • Experience using industry-standard VLSI design tools, this could include the Cadence design suite (Virtuoso, Innovus, Spectre, etc.) or similar
  • Ability to develop and use scripting languages for automating large-scale design and verification tasks
  • Experience using hardware description languages (VHDL, Verilog, Verilog-A, etc.)
  • Programming experience using C/C++
  • Experimental device characterization and circuit-level testing
Though not required, an understanding of memristors and other nanoelectronic devices is also preferred, including experience developing and using compact device models for circuit simulation. A working understanding of brain-inspired or neuromorphic computing, including hardware approaches to machine learning, would be beneficial.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively are also required. Based on these qualifications, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Take a leadership role in nanoelectronic circuit and system design efforts
  • Work closely with and mentor student researchers
  • Present results at conferences, workshops and other meetings
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals on an annual basis
The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  Interested individuals should submit their most recent curriculum vitae and a brief research statement, along with complete contact information for 3 professional references with their online application.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Electrical Engr & Computer Science
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 1, 2021, 7:29:06 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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