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Postdoctoral Scholar - Electrical Engineering at UNR
University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted May 24, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Scholar - Electrical Engineering at UNR
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department Electrical Engineering
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2023
  • Post-Doc
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering is seeking candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position with a preferred start date of 7/1/2023. Position is offered for an initial term of 1 year with opportunity for extension, and is contingent upon funding. Candidates with experience in the development of wireless power transfer and energy harvesting systems, skills in graphene, antennas, electronics, cellular phone systems, IoT communications, additive manufacturing of electronics, 3d printer ink design, waveguide and fiber devices, PCB fabrication, SMT pick and place, and electronics chip design at microwave and THz frequencies are encouraged to apply.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

  • Completion of a doctoral degree in the appropriate discipline is required.

  • The doctoral degree must have been completed within the five years immediately preceding the first date of appointment as a postdoctoral fellow at the University.

  • The individual cannot have held previous positions in the professional ranks.

  • The applicant must have working knowledge of microwave engineering, antennas, noise, heat radiation, and electronics. The applicant should have good written and oral communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and in a group.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong publication record and presentation experience at industry conferences

  • Industry work experience and proven ability to lead technical teams


Compensation Grade
Postdoctoral Scholar

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.


Perks of Working at UNR!

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance

  • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability – Faculty Benefits

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.  E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

  • Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders

  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

  • No state income tax!


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program


The College of Engineering

In the past decade, substantial growth in both student enrollment and tenure-track faculty positions has led the College of Engineering to unprecedented success and new levels of performance that contributed significantly to the University’s elevation to Carnegie R1 status. Enrollment has doubled, and in the most recent fiscal year, new research funding surpassed $22 million. This fall, the new 100,000-square-foot William N. Pennington Engineering Building opened. With its 150 graduate workstations, 40 laboratories and ISO Class 5 (Class 100) cleanroom, our students and faculty will build on the College’s robust tradition of excellence in pursuit of high-impact research that improves lives in our state, across our nation and around the world.


Department Information







Full-Time Equivalent




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2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Research Statement


This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.


  • The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Where discrimination is found to have occurred, the University will act to stop the discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

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