University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/25/2018

Requisition Number PRN17294B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00065 - Elect & Computer Engineering

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Depending on Experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah is looking to hire three talented and self-motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates to work on multiple funded projects in the Utah Smart Energy Lab.

The positions are benefited and salary commensurate with experience. The initial appointments are for one year, but are renewable for up to three years.


Performing and leading research projects, developing original ideas and solving research problems, preparing manuscripts for publication, attending conferences, interacting with and leading graduate/undergraduate students involved in the projects.

Minimum Qualifications

• Holding a PhD in a relevant discipline (Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science)

• Strong research experience in at least one of the following fields:

1 Mathematical optimization and stochastic optimal control

2 Power system operation with energy storage and distributed energy resources

3 Microgrid control and hardware-in-the-loop simulation

4 Cyber security of power systems

• Publication in reputable power systems journals


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Upload a recent journal paper written by you in the Writing Sample section.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.