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Postdoctoral Scholar

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable annual salaryestimate for this position is $60,000-$71,952. See for salary scale.

Application Window

Open date: May 22, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 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

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California at Irvine (UCI), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).
This position will be exploring energy engineering solutions for supporting research areas such as flexible plug loads with local energy storage, energy efficiency in plug loads, building energy management, industrial IoTs, AIs, communication and networking for harmonizing loads.

Requirements - Applications are being sought from degreed candidates in physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science/engineering or materials science/engineering. Completion of PhD degree in related area and/or equivalent experience preferred. The successful applicant will become part of a team collaborating with other technical staff in CalPlug center. It is expected that an applicant possesses outstanding communication skills and is able to clearly communicate technical plans and results. The applicant will be responsible for researching and developing energy engineering solutions. Knowledge of or ability to learn energy engineering is necessary. Ability to be versatile, efficient and productive with minimal supervision or guidance is desired.

This position is funded by the institute. Initial appointment is for two years and renewal is based on performance. The responsibilities include assisting Calit2 director in developing technical strategies, implementation, and applications in CalPlug (a center within Calit2 with a focus on energy efficiency in manufacturing process and building plug loads), working on CalPlug projects for prototypes, presentations and publications, and collaborating with Calit2 staff in coordinating technical contents for center demos, and workshops.
Applications Materials
a) Research Statement
b) Curriculum Vitae
c) Publication Record
d) Proof of Doctoral Degree
e) 2 names for reference


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applications are being sought from degreed candidates in physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science/engineering or materials science/engineering. Completion of PhD degree required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA