Assistant Specialist in Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Merced
January 23, 2018
Higher Education Institution
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
The research group directed by Dr. Wan Du, is looking for a highly motivated and qualified Assistant Specialist to build an Internet of Things (IoT) testbed based on Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) technology LoRa. The testbed will be composed of two gateways and several end devices. Successful completion can lead to a demo system in the lab with both hardware and software development. Some in-field experiment results will also be obtained.
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address through the AP Recruit System.
This is a 3-month, part-time (50%) position. Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with a final closing date of Feb 28, 2018.
The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
A master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is required. An appointee should have a record of academic accomplishments including published or in-press research in the field and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills as well as accredited mentoring skills to mentor graduate and undergraduate students who will work on relevant projects. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to conduct scientific research independently and successfully are highly desirable.
Internal Number: JPF00572
About University of California, Merced
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.