Postdoctoral Research Associate
- James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences-University of Arizona
- Location: Tucson, AZ
- Job Number: 7175651
- Posting Date: Sep 1, 2023
- Salary / Pay Rate: DOE
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
To accomplish this mission, The Wyant College of Optical Sciences is seeking talented applicants to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the field of optical engineering, specializing in 3D display and imaging technologies. Applicants should have a strong track record of research and publication in one or multiple of the following fields: 3D display and imaging technologies, augmented and virtual reality systems and applications, human-computer interaction and perception with intelligent systems, computational imaging and display systems, or machine vision and artificial intelligence. Strong skills in optical system design and instrumentation, advanced imaging or display system integration, or programming skills are highly valued. Experience in machine learning algorithms is a plus.
Under the supervision of the PIs, highly self-motivated individuals will work with a diverse group of graduate students and faculty to develop and test 3D imaging and display systems and human-computer interfaces. The successful candidate will support research efforts in building a complex human-centric intelligent system testbed integrated with advanced optical imaging and sensing technologies, 2D and 3D displays, human-interface technologies, as well as computing technologies. The successful candidate should be a highly motivated and creative researcher capable of solving challenging problems and collaborating with a dynamic team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
*Design and build a core hardware infrastructure which integrates essential capabilities of sensing and capture, display and interface, and underlying software for data management, user interface, and information abstraction.
*Design and develop testbed application examples in the fields of education, healthcare, engineering, collaboration, to demonstrate the core capabilities of the hardware infrastructure.
*Develop novel imaging and display capabilities for future human-centric display and interactive systems and application platforms.
*Write scientific papers and technical reports.
*Contribute to the expansion of a research program investigating human-centric intelligent systems and applications.
Applicants should have a strong track record of research and publication in one or multiple of the following fields: 3D display and imaging technologies, augmented and virtual reality systems and applications, human-computer interaction and perception with intelligent systems, computational imaging and display systems, or machine vision and artificial intelligence. Strong skills in optical system design and instrumentation, advanced imaging or display system integration, or programming skills are highly valued. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with machine learning algorithms is a plus. Familiarity with augmented and virtual reality. Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.
*A PhD in optical engineering, physics, computer science, electrical engineering or a related field completed within the past 5 years.
*Demonstrated experience in cross-disciplinary research.
*Strong academic and research background related to 3D display and imaging technologies and excellent problem-solving skills.
* A demonstrated background in productive and creative research efforts.
*Experience with advanced imaging, display and interface technology integration.
*Extensive experiences with software and programming languages such as Python, , MATLAB, C++.
*Experiences with machine learning algorithms.
*Experience with optical system design and modeling.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.