Post-Doctoral Scientist Position Available

December 21, 2017

GW’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) provides leading edge programs in electrical and computer engineering in order to provide leadership in a rapidly evolving global information society in the service of humanity and to advance the state of knowledge in our disciplines by actively pursuing scholarly research for publication and dissemination.

Post-Doctoral Scientist will report directly to the Principal Investigator (PI), and will assist with nanophotonics, opto-electronics, plasmonics, and neuromorphic computing research.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct research in opto-electronics, devices, nanophotonics, and plasmonics. Build and improve optical and opto-electronic measurement setup(s).
  • Design and execute clean room and/or tape-out processes (support for the former is possible).
  • Obtain and analyze experimental and theoretical data.
  • Introduce new device architectures and research directions in nanophotonics, optoelectronics, RF-analogue photonics, Silicon Hybrid photonics and plasmonics, analogue  and neuromorphic computing.
  • Develop theories and novel concepts on nanophotonic device performance with focus on electro-optic and electro-absorptive modulation towards atto-joule efficient and 10-100+GHz fast performance metrics.
  • Conduct numerical simulations.
  • Support drafting and responding to scientific publications, funding proposals, and reports.
  • Share and discuss research progress both internally and externally with collaborators.
  • Advise and train students in their research, equipment use and understanding details-at-hand.
  • Present scientific findings at GWU, conferences, and workshops.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • Understanding of Silicon-photonics and foundry tape-outs. Hybrid Silicon photonics expertise preferred.
  • Deep understanding of opto-electronic devices with a focus on electro-optic modulation.
  • Solid background in solid-state physics, photonics, and plasmonics.
  • Detailed experience in electro-optic device characterization to include: high-speed, bit-error-rate-testing, extinction ratio, insertion loss, cavity resonances, silicon photonics device testing, fiber-to-chip coupling.
  • Solid understanding of digital and analogue data-processing, signal-to-noise, bit error-testing, and other pertinent RF-engineering required for device test.
  • Understanding of analogue and neuromorphic computing preferred.
  • Optical non-linear optics understanding and test skills are a plus.
  • High-level understanding and skills in clean room and/or tape-out processes.
  • Qualified in drafting and submitting scientific manuscripts including data- and image processing skills. Efficient collaborator and student mentorship qualities.

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