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Postdoctoral Researcher
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
Date Posted 09/07/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information:

Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Appointment Type: Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct with excellence a research plan to satisfy the objectives of a federally funded project, write extraordinary research papers that target top tier journals of power or control systems, contribute to proposal composition to attract federal or state research funds, and participate in student mentor-ship activities as needed.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, or affine at the time of the beginning of the appointment

Preferred Qualifications:
expertise in four or more of the following areas: logic of argumentation, power systems or power converters, optimization, machine learning or numerical methods, control of hybrid systems, and python/MATLAB coding. Good understanding of physical principles, numerical solution to ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as deep reinforcement learning is a plus.

Department/Program & College Description:
T he Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University invites highly qualified, especially underrepresented, scholars to apply for a postdoctoral research position. The desired area of expertise for this opening is within the domains of optimization, numerical methods, controls, and power systems. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University is home to 54 faculty, and is associated with 11 research centers and institutes. The department boasts 18 IEEE Fellows, 21 National Science Foundation “Career” awardees, over $15M in research expenditures (FY18), and one of the largest ECpE enrollments in the nation. For more information about our department’s engineering programs, go to Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. The City of Ames, Iowa is highly recognized for its outstanding schools, amenities, environmental commitment, and quality of life, as indicated at Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Department Unit/Website:

Proposed Start Date:
September 1, 2020
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
August 31, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Time Type:
Full time
Pay Grade:
Post Docs
Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

4) A statement of research accomplishments (one page)

5) A journal publication that is relevant to the position.

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:
July 28, 2020
Posting Close Time:
This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.

Posting Close Date:
August 18, 2020
Job Requisition Number:

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