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Assistant Project Scientist - Next Generation Networking and Computing Systems Laboratory

Application Window

Open date: March 19th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one Project Scientist position in the Next Generation Networking and Computing Systems Laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in electrical and computer engineering or a closely related field, and at least one year of research experience beyond Ph.D. in the related field mentioned in the silicon photonics or III-V photonics.

Project Scientists work under the direction of a faculty principal investigator. The Project Scientist is evaluated for merit and promotion based on evidence of contribution to the research program, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and conference papers, active dissemination of information and other evidence of expertise. The Project Scientist will maintain professional competence and perform university and public service.

This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative participation in an active research program investigating topics relevant to the research areas of Silicon Photonics, III-V Photonics, Heterogeneous Integration, and Hybrid integration. This position specializes in research and development of new photonic devices based on silicon, III-V, silica, and other materials leading to heterogeneous and hybrid integration in 2D and 3D towards functional microsystems on chip. The emphasis will be on integration of a large number of photonic and electronic components including lasers, modulators, detectors, multiplexers, demultiplexers, optical amplifiers, logic gates, arrayed waveguide gratings, transimpedance amplifiers, and electronic drivers. The candidates is expected to work in a team environment taking part in one or more of design, fabrication, 2D/3D integration, testing, and application demonstrations. Demonstrated skills in one or more aspects of design, fabrication, and testing of photonic components are required. Optionally, this position may include preparation of grant proposals from different government and private sponsors in preferred.

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We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: []. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required