Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions) – University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ

Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple Positions)
University of Arizona
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Tucson, AZ
The College of Optical Sciences in the University of Arizona is a recognized world leader in optics and photonics research. The Intelligent Imaging and Sensing Lab (I2SL) in the college, led by Prof. Amit Ashok, focuses on use of prior information and novel optical mechanisms/phenomenon in the design of computational imaging and sensing systems. This approach utilizes design degrees of freedom in the optical and the post-processing domains jointly towards the goal of maximizing the “information” content of measurements relevant to a particular task (e.g. image formation, target detection). The research group is currently engaged in several computational imaging projects in the areas of optical and digital super-resolution, X-ray material discrimination, extended depth of field imaging, light-field imaging, passive/active ranging, coherent and partially-coherent compressive imaging, information-optimal measurement design, image reconstruction algorithms, multi-spectral compressive imaging for image formation and target identification tasks. The ideal postdoc candidate should have a strong background in signal/image processing, detection and estimation theory, information theory, and familiarity with the basic physical principles of optical sensors and imaging systems. The postdoc will have the unique opportunity to make fundamental contributions in the areas of optical light field imaging (active/passive), X-ray based imaging and anomaly detection, computational imaging and, mentor graduate students, write grants and proposals, and present his/her work at international SPIE / OSA / IEEE / SIAM conferences and in flagship peer-reviewed journals.

• Occasional travel may be required.

• Original postdoctoral appointment is up to one year with possible renewal.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ ASU / NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide advanced technical expertise in signal/image processing, information-theory, statistical inference, algorithm development/ implementation on high-performance computing platforms.
  • Interface with other researchers developing physical models of optical imaging/sensing systems.
  • Periodic technical reporting and documentation as required by research sponsors.
  • Present technical results at leading conference and publish in flagship journals.
  • Mentor graduate students and supervise lab activities.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. ( ABD may be acceptable) in Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences/Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Physics, OR related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in signal/image processing, statistical inference, and information-theory.
  • Demonstrated experience in algorithm development/implementation using high-level programming languages/simulation environments, such as C/C++/Python, MATLAB , IDL , COMSOL , etc.
  • Demonstrated ability for independent research with a strong publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with optical imaging system design and analysis.
  • Programming experience on graphical processing units ( GPU ) and/or high-performance computing platforms will be considered as an added qualification.
  • Experience in programming in one or more high-level programming languages (C/C++, Matlab, IDL , etc.)
  • FLSA


    Full Time/Part Time

    Full Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week


    Job Category

    Postdoctoral Research

    Benefits Eligible

    Yes – Full Benefits

    Posted Rate of Pay


    Type of criminal background check required:

    Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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