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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)
Department College of Optical Sciences (2001)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The College of Optical Sciences in the University of Arizona is a recognized world leader in optics and photonics research. The Intelligent Imaging and Sensing Lab (I2SL) in the college, led by Prof. Amit Ashok, focuses on use of prior information and novel optical mechanisms/phenomenon in the design of computational imaging and sensing systems. This approach utilizes design degrees of freedom in the optical and the post-processing domains jointly towards the goal of maximizing the “information” content of measurements relevant to a particular task (e.g. image formation, target detection). The research group is currently engaged in several computational imaging projects in the areas of optical and digital super-resolution, X-ray material discrimination, extended depth of field imaging, light-field imaging, passive/active ranging, coherent and partially-coherent compressive imaging, information-optimal measurement design, image reconstruction algorithms, multi-spectral compressive imaging for image formation and target identification tasks. The ideal postdoc candidate should have a strong background in signal/image processing, detection and estimation theory, information theory, and familiarity with the basic physical principles of optical sensors and imaging systems. The postdoc will have the unique opportunity to make fundamental contributions in the areas of optical light field imaging (active/passive), X-ray based imaging and anomaly detection, computational imaging and, mentor graduate students, write grants and proposals, and present his/her work at international SPIE/OSA/IEEE/SIAM conferences and in flagship peer-reviewed journals.
• Occasional travel may be required.
• Original postdoctoral appointment is up to one year with possible renewal.

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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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide advanced technical expertise in signal/image processing, information-theory, statistical inference, algorithm development/ implementation on high-performance computing platforms.
  • Interface with other researchers developing physical models of optical imaging/sensing systems.
  • Periodic technical reporting and documentation as required by research sponsors.
  • Present technical results at leading conference and publish in flagship journals.
  • Mentor graduate students and supervise lab activities.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. (ABD may be acceptable) in Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences/Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics, OR related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in signal/image processing, statistical inference, and information-theory.
  • Demonstrated experience in algorithm development/implementation using high-level programming languages/simulation environments, such as C/C++/Python, MATLAB, IDL, COMSOL, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability for independent research with a strong publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with optical imaging system design and analysis.
  • Programming experience on graphical processing units (GPU) and/or high-performance computing platforms will be considered as an added qualification.
  • Experience in programming in one or more high-level programming languages (C/C++, Matlab, IDL, etc.)
  • FLSA Exempt
    Full Time/Part Time Full Time
    Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
    Job Category Postdoctoral Research
    Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
    Posted Rate of Pay DOE
    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number P20374
    Number of Vacancies Multiple
    Desired Start Date
    Position End Date (if temporary)
    Limited to Current UA Employees No
    Contact Information for Candidates

    Tammi Brown tbrown@email.arizona.edu

    Open Date 05/19/2017
    Close Date
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Review Begins On 05/30/2017
    Special Instructions to Applicant

    Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

    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. 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 encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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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    Supplemental Questions

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    1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
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      • No
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    3. * Do you have a Ph.D. or ABD in Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences/Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics, OR a related discipline?
      • Yes
      • No

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents