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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Electrical & Computer Engr)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Electrical Engineering

Posting Number: req7567

Department: Electrical and Computer Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Error Correction Laboratory (ECL) at the University of Arizona's (UA) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, under the direction of Dr. Bane Vasic, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on research topics related to classical and quantum error correction codes, quantum low-density parity-check codes, and iterative decoders. The candidate will work on designing advanced error correction algorithms, their theoretical analysis and verification, and in particular on designing low-complexity high-performance decoders for those codes. The research includes probabilistic graphical models and iterative decoding algorithms with applications to decoding of codes on graphs.

This is a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in the area of classical and quantum error correction
  • Publish his/her work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature
  • Assist in writing research grant proposals
  • Present his/her work at national and international meetings and at regular group meetings
  • Co-advise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Develop a software platform to study advanced quantum error correction codes and decoding algorithms
  • Assist in teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

Solid fundamental knowledge in classical information
theory, coding theory, digital communications, and signal processing quantum
error correction codes especially based on stabilizer formalism. Mastery of
iterative decoders, low-density parity-check codes, and especially trapping sets of iterative decoders.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Expert experience in Linux, Windows operating systems, C or C++ programming languages, Matlab and Latex software.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,760 - $58,000 (DOE)

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Bane Vasic:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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