Post Doctoral Fellow
School of Engineering - NFR JM
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Applications are requested for a post-doctoral researcher position in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The position will contribute to ongoing projects in the area of wearable medical sensors. Funding sources include the University of Massachusetts and the state of Massachusetts. The successful candidate will be responsible for technical progress on existing projects, developing new experimental and computational methods, and training new and existing students. Specific areas of expertise that will be advantageous include:
- Low power microcontroller hardware and software design, implementation, debugging
- Wireless data communication from untethered sensor to smartphone
- Smartphone app development for managing data communication and display
- Working with UMass Medical School research partner staff to facilitate human subject trials of sensor + smartphone system
- Contributing to proposal writing for NSF, NIH, and other SBIR / STTR and similar grant programs
A Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, or closely related field is required. The candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills, both in written reports and oral presentations.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae
, a research statement
, a statement regarding contributions to diversity
, and names and email addresses for at least two references
. Please direct queries to the chair of the search committee, John McNeill (firstname.lastname@example.org opens new window" href="https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2389616&targetURL=mailto:email@example.com]firstname.lastname@example.org), Dean of Engineering. Candidates should clearly show how they will integrate into WPI's efforts in research, education and diversity, equity and inclusion.
WPI, founded in 1865 and located one hour west of Boston, is one of the nation's oldest and premiere technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900 full-time and part-time graduate students. Its innovative project-enriched, interdisciplinary curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top 100 national universities and College Factual.
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
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WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.