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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Electrical and ComputerEngineering
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific

Job Description

Resilient Renewable Energy Grid Adaptation Laboratory (REGAL) and the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech invite applications for a Postdoctoral Associate at our main Blacksburg, Virginia campus. The associated projects will have the common theme of #control, #cybersecurity, and #protection of (#gridforming) #inverter-based resources (#IBR) in low-inertia power systems. The successful candidate will mainly work on proposal writing, conducting research, helping in day-to-day operation of REGAL, and assisting faculty and graduate students with research.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Willingness to and take initiative to learn new concepts.
- Possess excellent math and generating professional-grade code skills.
- A solid record in publishing journal papers in tier-one venues and writing research proposals.

Preferred Qualifications

- Hands-on experience in research settings.
- Knowledge or willingness to learn, #PSCAD and #LaTeX.

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

07/07/2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kathy Atkins at atkins@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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