Post Doctoral Associate, Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy, 79891

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Job Title: Post Doctoral Associate, Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy, 79891
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 38644
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Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy

Job Description The Missouri institute for Defense & Energy is seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Associate who is a subject matter expert in software-defined medium power microwaves with specific focus in RF/EE simulations, prototype development, and integration of systems to augment the quantitative performance, accuracy, and effectiveness of the systems being developed within the Institute’s programs.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

    Oversee design and simulation of GaN RF Transistor behavior in developing a software-defined medium-power-microwave source (e.g., pulse compression, power combining, etc.).Oversee the build/prototyping of GaN RF Transistor printed circuit boards.Oversee and/or manage the design, build, prototyping and integration of prime power for the RF transistor boards.Oversee the interfacing of the SD-MPM board to one or more radiating structures.Oversee the minimization of losses and impedance matching, from end-to-end.Coordinate and illicit the requirements of the system from the overall project stakeholders.When students are available, mentor them through the design processes listed in the duties.Work within the GaN SD-MPM team to develop simulation models and prototypes of systems.Mentor students/faculty/staff on technical area as appropriate.Leverage MIDE Support Services Resources such as Business Development, Logistics, IS/IT. Holistically uphold MIDE’s mission, vision, and values.
The ideal team member will demonstrate:

    passion for solving high-impact, real-world problems;hands-on, pragmatic problem-solving approach for mission-critical applied research;possess the ability to operate in agile and dynamic working environments as a team leader/player and individually;creative and versatile in design, simulation, and analysis of pulse power solutions for complex mechanical-electrical-RF co-disciplinary problems; an insatiable curiosity, openness, and willingness to learn new skills, methods, systems, and technologies; a high tolerance for ambiguity. You find a way through. You anticipate. You connect-synthesize-execute;effective verbal and written communication skills to inform and guide team-members; and, excellent and efficient organizational/time-management skills to prioritize and execute on both long-term and short parallel assignments
Minimum Qualifications

A Doctoral degree with specific expertise in pulsed /high-power electronics

Full Time/Part Time

Full time, unranked non-tenure track, benefit eligible, 12-month appointment

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

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