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Postdoctoral Scholar in AIM Photonics, Institute for Energy Efficiency

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AIM Photonics Postdoctoral Scholar
Appointment: 100% time, 1 year with possible extension
Institute for Energy Efficiency

The Postdoctoral Researcher will develop novel integrated silicon photonics circuits for microwave photonic applications. This will include designing masks for modulators, couplers, filters; building optical bench test setup; fiber coupling to waveguides; measuring DC and RF properties of optical components; analyzing data and proposing new structures to develop.

Minimum Requirements:
PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field.

Additional Requirements:
4+ years of experience conducting research in the field of integrated photonics (including research time as a graduate student).

Preferred Experience:
Have published at least 3 papers on the subject in peer-reviewed journals. Expertise in designing and testing photonic circuits, including mask design for modulators, couplers, filters; building optical bench test setups; fiber coupling to waveguides and/or free-space optical alignment; measuring DC and RF properties of optical components; integrated circuit process design kits; the Cadence Virtuoso CAD environment; simulation tools for photonic devices.

Please apply through UC Recruit Job # JPF01212 at this link by March 28th, 2018 for consideration. Please provide your CV and a minimum of 3 reference contacts. If you have any questions please email the following:

Jim Buckwalter
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Institute is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Paper #1 (Optional)

  • Paper #2 (Optional)

  • Paper #3 (Optional)

  • Other/Misc. (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)