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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Nov. 11, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2021
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - General
    Sciences - General

Qualified candidates are sought to conduct postdoctoral research with Prof. Lynford Goddard ( with the goal of co-developing optical instrumentation and techniques for device characterization, computational analysis, and/or machine learning. Eligible candidates must have:

  • obtained a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or a closely related field within 10 years of the start date of the position,
  • 5 years of coursework or experience designing and building optical instruments and writing code for computational electromagnetics,
  • ability to self-direct research, work collaboratively across disciplines, and think critically, and
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the passion to continually learn.

The successful candidate will have significant experience with free-space, fiber-based, and chip-scale optical devices and systems, with microscopy or spectroscopy, and with scientific programming languages and simulation software. The postdoc will work with interdisciplinary teams on sponsored projects and also have the opportunity to spend part of their time pursuing their own independent research directions and developing professional skills such as mentoring student researchers, writing proposals, and managing projects.

  • The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • Lynford Goddard
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    208 N. Wright St., MNTL 2254
    Urbana, IL 61801


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