Postdoctoral Research Associate

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 27, 2022

Job Details

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
The Wave Transport in Complex Systems ( WTICS ) group at Wesleyan University is seeking an applied-physics Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on wave transport in metamaterials.

Specific areas of research include: (a) Parity-time symmetric circuits; (b) (micro-)electromechanical devices (with emphasis on sensors and energy harvesting); (c ) active topological structures; (d) asymmetric transport; (e) broadband absorbing structures; and (f) Wavefront shaping techniques.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Manuscript preparation and editing and conference presentations.
  • Assisting in grant preparation and grant applications

The position is approved for two years with the potential to extend another year. Information about the WTICS group can be found at
Minimum Qualifications
PhD in physics, Electrical Engineering or related field
Knowledge of the theory of metamaterials
Knowledge of software packages for structure design (such as COMSOL , SPICE , etc)
Experience in analog circuitry design including lump and RF distributed circuits
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with parity-time symmetric structures
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to the Careers application, please send a CV, a short statement of work and 2-3 recommendation letters to Prof. T. Kottos
Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

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