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Assistant Research Professor - 5-6G_FEC

School of Electrcial, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University, Tempe
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2022

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The Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (WISCA) and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering seek applicants for an Assistant Research Professor. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Bliss on 5G/6G and Forward Error Correction.  This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment. The initial appointment is for one year. Renewal for the second and third years is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Start date is negotiable. Salary is competitive and funding for computer resources and travel reimbursement is possible.

The successful candidate will have access to and work with ASU’s Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (WISCA) which is directed by Prof. Bliss. WISCA has 25 affiliated faculty that cover a broad range of research areas that include: system design; wireless communications theory; information and estimation theory; algorithm development; signal processing and machine learning; hardware development; system-on-chip design; and experimental demonstrations.  Funding for WISCA comes from a diverse portfolio of research grants including DARPA, AFRL, ONR, OUSD, and many other sponsors.


Minimum Qualification:

• A Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering, or a closely related field by the position start date.

• Cooperatively work with faculty in research; may serve as principal or co-principal investigator on grants or contracts administered by the university and may serve on appropriate department and graduate supervisory committees

• Independently lead research and supervise research projects.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with 5G/6G technologies and standards

• Experience with modern forward error correction (FEC) coding (theory and implementation)

• Expert/extensive knowledge in wireless communications theory and algorithms

• Experience working with SDRs

• Proficient in C/C++, MATLAB, and Python

• Experience in VHDL, Verilog, System Verilog

• Experience in C/C++, MATLAB, and Python

Application deadline is December 5, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position.  Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

• Cover letter

• Curriculum Vitae

• Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)

• Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging* (two pages maximum)

• Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter. 

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee representatives, Brittany McCall, or Camille Holtom

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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