Postdoctoral Research Scholar | University of Central Florida


Posted: 21-Mar-23

Location: Orlando, Florida

Type: Full Time

Salary: negotiable


Academia, Research Laboratory

Job Function:


Technical Division:

X-Ray and Extreme UV Optics (FX)

Years of Experience:


Additional Information:

2 openings available.

The Optical Imaging System Laboratory ( at CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida is seeking postdoctoral scholars to work in the fast-growing field of photonic computing and imaging. Specific areas of interests are the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in optics and optical/photonic instrumentation for computing, computational imaging, and numerical methods in optical/photonic design and modeling. Candidates with one or more of the following backgrounds/skills are encouraged to apply for the position:

  1. Computational imaging and machine learning (ML) based image processing: Fluent in high-level interpreted language (python/matlab) and have experience in one of the popular ML frameworks.
  2. System level instrumentation: Have a good foundation in electrical circuitry and familiar with embedded system development. Experience in high-speed data acquisition and signal generation is a plus.
  3. Photonic modeling: Familiar with numerical methods (finite difference, frequency/time domain solvers) in photonic simulation, and can use commercial photonic simulation software for device optimization.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in optics and photonics, engineering, physical sciences, computer science, or other closely related disciplines at the time of appointment.  Please send a CV to Dr. Sean Pang, [email protected].

CREOL is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optics and photonic science and engineering. The college offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in optics and photonics, and a B.S. degree in photonic science and engineering. The faculty engages in fundamental and applied research and education in lasers, optical fibers, semiconductor and integrated photonic devices, nonlinear and quantum optics, imaging, sensing, and displays. The college is home to the Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE), the Townes Laser Institute (TLI), and the Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST). In addition, the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Sciences provide rich opportunities for collaboration. For more information visit

UCF has been consistently ranked highly among Best Global Universities for Optics by various agencies such as U.S. News & World Report. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity (R1) university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 70,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 240 degree programs.  UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019.  For the fifth consecutive year, UCF has been recognized among the nation’s most innovative universities according to U.S. News & World Report while Kiplinger’s and The Princeton Review have ranked UCF as one of the nation’s best values for a college education. For more information, visit

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

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