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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Statistics
Location: Other - U.S.
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral associate position in simulation, machine learning, and statistical computing. The candidate will work on an NSF-sponsored project that aims to develop computational approaches for bat-inspired drones. The duties of the postdoctoral associate include method and algorithm development, simulation and data analysis. The duration of the position is one year. The Postdoctoral Associate will be primarily supervised by Dr. Hongxiao Zhu.

Required Qualifications

Prospective applicants should have: (1) A Ph.D. degree in computer science, statistics, computer engineering, or a related discipline; (2) Extensive experience in coding with Python, MATLAB and C++.

Preferred Qualifications

A good mathematical/statistical background; knowledge about Computer Graphics is ideal.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

October 30, 2020

Additional Information

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position in computer simulation, statistical methods, and machine learning. The duties of the postdoctoral associate include method and algorithm development, simulation, and data analysis. The postdoctoral associate will be primarily supervised by Dr. Hongxiao Zhu (  To be considered, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a list of  three references.

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.

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