Postdoctoral Research Associate | Wyant College of Optical Sciences

April 6, 2023
Posting Number req13829
Department James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights The James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Candidates should have a strong background in experimental photonic and phononic microsystems. Desirable skills and background include: knowledge of classical and quantum optics, knowledge of classical and quantum acoustics, experience with microfabrication, experience with RF MEMS, experience with characterization of photonic and phononic microsystems, and an overall strong background in experimental physics. The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Matt Eichenfield at the University of Arizona, along with a team of graduate students, postdocs, and scientists with theoretical and experimental backgrounds, in topics surrounding photonic and phononic information processing for classical and quantum applications.

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
  • Engage in experimental research in photonics and phononics under minimal supervision from PI.
  • Participate in scholarly discussions with colleagues on new ideas and concepts, work closely with theorists and experimentalists, author journal papers and conference articles, participate in government review meetings, and give talks and seminars on technical topics.
  • The candidate will have the opportunity, if they wish, to participate in writing grant proposals for new projects.
  • Supervise undergraduate/MS/PhD students.
  • Additional duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline, and should have demonstrated scientific and technical experience in at least some of the aforementioned areas.
Preferred Qualifications  
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 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
Target Hire Date 4/3/2023
Expected End Date  
Contact Information for Candidates Stacy Marquardt
Open Date 2/23/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant  
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