Research Assistant Scientist in Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Florida

United States


The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure faculty position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.  The University of Florida is ranked as one of the top-10 best public universities, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is implementing a major expansion of faculty and state-of-the-art research and education facilities. The College will reach 300 faculty members in the near future. For more information about these initiatives, please visit

The chosen candidate will systematically study optical properties of advanced semiconductors and nanophotonic devices, especially those based on new 2D materials and their heterostructures, for quantum photonics and integrated photonics applications. The candidate will first provide excellent expertise in the design, modeling, nanofabrication, and optical characterization of integrated photonic devices. The candidate is also expected to have solid expertise in Raman, photoluminescence and other optical spectroscopy techniques, and have skillsets to explore and customize new experimental apparatus and systems, develop low-noise optical measurement schemes, along with data analysis, computer simulation, technical writing, and presentations. The candidate should be an excellent team player and is expected to be integrated into multidisciplinary and multi-university collaborative research activities. The candidate should have excellent communication skills to closely work together with multiple faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as assist on developing new projects and proposals for external funding. In addition to research, the candidate will also have opportunities to co-teach undergraduate and graduate course topics in solid-state devices and quantum engineering.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Optics or Photonics, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Physics, and at least two years of postdoctoral research experience.

Application Instructions

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. You must apply by submitting an application through Interfolio via (Job 55526) The application consists of attached PDF files of the following required documents: 1. Cover letter (summary and introduction; relate to hiring emphasis areas)  2. Curriculum vitae (include 1-page CV highlights).  3. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references. The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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