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Research Associate
University of Colorado at Boulder

Date Posted Jul. 20, 2020
Title Research Associate
University University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO, United States
Department Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Electrical and/or Electronics

Job Summary
The Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering (ECEE) encourages applications for a Research Associate! This position will work with Professors Juliet Gopinath and Victor Bright, starting Fall 2020. The project will focus on adaptive optical devices for switching, biomedical imaging, wavefront correction, and laser ranging and sensing. The research will include a combination of fundamental scientific experiments and theory. There will be opportunities to write grant proposals and mentor students. CU Boulder is host to a very active research environment in optics. Postdocs and research associates are considered research faculty and receive generous benefits. To learn more, please visit: and

Who We Are
Professors Victor Bright and Juliet Gopinath have been collaborating on adaptive optics research for well over a decade. Their research has applications in atomic physics, LIDAR, lasers, and linear and multiphoton microscopy. They manage a joint group that includes graduate, undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research scientists. Professor Juliet Gopinath has over 20 years of experience in photonics and has a broad range of interests from ultrafast and nonlinear optics, to coordinated optics, and adaptive optics. Her laboratory pursues a combination of modeling and experiments. Professor Victor Bright is a specialist in micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS).

Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at CU Boulder is the premier undergraduate and graduate program in Colorado by reputation, rankings, and size. Nationally, we are ranked 22nd among public electrical engineering graduate programs, and 21st among public computer engineering graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.

Our number of required and elective undergraduate laboratory courses is among the highest of any engineering college in the country. Our students say the hands-on laboratory component greatly improves understanding of lecture concepts, and industry recruiters confirm that the value of our graduates is definitely increased by their laboratory experiences.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Optical modeling, design, fabrication, and optical characterization.

What You Should Know
This is an incredible opportunity to work in a diverse group of physicists, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers on a technology that can make an incredible difference in the world. This group is internationally recognized for their contributions to the field.

What We Can Offer
This will be an incredible professional experience, with the opportunity to publish papers, present at conferences, take part in proposal writing, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in the research from start to finish. We offer a competitive compensation package.

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.

Be Innovative. Be Visionary. Be Boulder.

What We Require
Ph.D., a strong background in microfabrication, optics, and lasers through experimental research and academic courses.

What You Will Need
Ability to be independent, but also be a phenomenal teammate, able to lead and also successfully mentor students.

  • University of Colorado Boulder is committed to achieving full equal opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity ensures all qualified applicants and employees are treated fairly and not discriminated against with regard to the individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Juliet Gopinath
    Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Boulder, CO 80303


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