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Job ID: 207729

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Alabama

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Researcher
University University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Engineering Mechanics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science

Effective immediately, a Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Laboratory of Ambient and Wearable Systems (, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama. The laboratory is engaged in several cutting edge research projects developing wearable devices for physiological and behavioral monitoring. The laboratory develops state-of-the-art technologies working in close collaboration with leading clinical researchers in the areas of nutrition and obesity, rehabilitation, physical activity monitoring, addiction and others.

We are seeking a Research Associate with strong background in edge computing and machine learning. The postdoctoral research will participate in an NIH-funded project and will be responsible for:

  1. Development of microcontroller-based wearable devices;
  2. Development of on-the-edge computational methods for real-time analysis of data from wearable sensors;
  3. Working in an interdisciplinary team, interacting with researchers in multiple areas of science and engineering;
  4. Supervision of graduate and undergraduate students

Desired qualifications in the order of importance:

  1. Extensive practical experience and strong foundation in hardware and software microcontroller design (STM32 or MSP430 preferred).
  2. Experience with machine learning and deep learning (Python, TensorFlow or Pytorch).
  3. Familiarity with regression analysis and statistical techniques;
  4. Familiarity with biomedical signals and signal processing.

The candidate should have good oral and written English communication skills, be capable of independent work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, publish results in academic journals and participate in grant proposal preparation. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical, Computer or Biomedical Engineering or a related field. The initial appointment is for a period of one year with potential for further extension. The review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. 

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