Research Specialist, Principal (Part Time)
University of Arizona
 Tucson, AZ

Position Details

Position Information

Title Research Specialist, Principal (Part Time) Department Electrical and Computer Engr (2303) Location Main Campus Position Summary

The Error Correction Laboratory (ECL) at the University of Arizona (UA) is seeking a Research Specialist to work on research topics related to quantum error correction (QEC), quantum information theory, information processing using entanglement. The candidates will work on designing advanced error correction algorithms, their theoretical analysis and verification, and in particular on designing low-complexity high-performance decoders for those codes that can be realized using noisy devices. The research includes probabilistic graphical models and iterative decoding algorithms with applications to decoding of codes on graphs.

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

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in the area of quantum information processing, quantum information theory, and quantum error correction
  • Develop a software platform to study advanced quantum error correction codes and decoding algorithms
  • Write both independent and collaborative manuscripts

Publish his/her work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature

  • Assist in writing research grants
  • Present their work at national and international meetings and at regular group meetings

Co-advise graduate and undergraduate students.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Solid fundamental knowledge in classical information theory, digital communications, signal processing. Background in quantum physics, and mastery of quantum information processing, quantum information theory, quantum communications, and quantum secrecy.

High proficiency in Linux, Windows operating systems, C or C+

• programming languages, Matlab and Latex software.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Electronics Systems Engineering

Ph.D. in Electronics Systems Engineering

Full Time/Part Time Part Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 20 Job Category Research Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits FLSA Exempt Posted Rate of Pay $50,070 Annually (to be prorated by .50 FTE) Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S28161 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date 01/06/2020 Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Bane Vasic

Open Date 12/03/2019 Review Start Date 12/16/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicant will be expected to furnish proof of degree upon hiring.

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

• Where did you first learn about this position?

  • Arizona Daily Star
  • Arizona Republic
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Department of Economic Security (DES)
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
  • Jobing.Com
  • LinkedIn
  • Local Job Banks
  • Pima County One-Stop
  • Professional Conference
  • Professional journal/publication
  • Referred by UA Employee
  • Invited by Dept to Apply
  • UA Website
  • Other

• Do you have a doctorate degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years related research experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?

  • Yes
  • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents