Postdoctoral Associate

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for a Postdoctoral Associate who will contribute to the development of new materials nonlinear metrologies.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder. PREP provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

The particular group that needs a researcher is the RF Electronics Group under the RF Technology Division at NIST.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Design, simulation, fabrication, test, measurement and modeling the complex linear and nonlinear permittivity of materials. Design responsibilities include optimizing the on-wafer electronics response and layout in Python or MATLAB. Then simulating the devices in 2D and 3D simulation software. Once the simulations are optimized, the associate will fabricate the devices and then test them with a large signal vector network analyzer. After measuring each device, the candidate will postprocess the data and compute distribute linear and nonlinear circuit parameters that are then mapped to the complex linear and nonlinear permittivity as a function of frequency.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $66,000 - $73,000 and will be based upon relevant background and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field.
  • Experience with network analysis, complex permittivity measurements, nonlinear permittivity measurements.
  • Knowledge of how to program in a scientific programming language such as python or MATLAB.
  • Must have taken relevant course work in electrical engineering and have knowledge of linear algebra and differential equations.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Lisa Valencia

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