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Postdoctoral Scholar in Internet of Things (IoT) systems

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Internet or Things (IoT) systems
Salary range: See Table 23 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $55,632 - $66,600.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: September 1, 2022
Position duration: September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023.

Application Window

Open date: April 14, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 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, Mar 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

The research group directed by Dr. Wan Du [], is looking for one postdoctoral scholar to work on Internet of Things (IoT) systems.

We are interested in candidates who can contribute to any one of the ongoing research projects in our lab, including wireless networking (LoRa networks), mobile computing (deep learning for arm tracking by smartwatches), and deep reinforcement learning for building control and smart irrigation. If you have experience in Internet of Things, computer networks, signal processing, and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), you are encouraged to apply. Please refer to Dr. Wan Du’s website for the papers published by his group. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Wan Du.

The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research, writing papers, and mentoring Ph.D. students. The candidate selected to fill the position will not teach any courses.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: []. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications

A doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is required.

Preferred qualifications

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 should 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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Campus Information

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Job location

Merced, CA