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Junior Specialist in the Internet of Things Networking

Recruitment Period

Open November 15th, 2019 through Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The research group directed by Dr. Wan Du, is looking for a highly motivated and qualified Junior Specialist to build an Internet of Things (IoT) testbed based on Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) technology LoRa and conduct scientific research on the testbeds to solve some fundamental problem in LoRa networking, like energy fairness, robust transmission and massive access. Successful completion can lead to a demo system in the lab with both hardware and software development. Some in-field experiment results will also be obtained.

A master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is required. An appointee should have a record of academic accomplishments including published or in-press research in the field and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills as well as accredited mentoring skills to mentor graduate and undergraduate students who will work on relevant projects. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to conduct scientific research independently and successfully are highly desirable.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address through the AP Recruit System.

Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. It is a one-year full-time job. Renewal of the position is contingent on available funding and satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with a final closing date of February 29, 2020.

Please contact Dr. Wan Du at for additional information.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)