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Postdoctoral Associate CY

Virginia Tech
Arlington, VA Full-time
Posted on September 13, 2019

Job Description

Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute (ARI) and the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invite applications for a Postdoctoral Associate. A Postdoctoral Associate position carries the expectation of a maximum of 4 years post degree. The applicant will mainly work on proposal writing, conducting research and assisting faculty and graduate students with research in the areas of electric power, alternate energy, electric vehicle integration, smart grid and blockchain applications focused on electrical energy domains. The successful candidate will support the director of ARI and help coordinate related research efforts including proposal writing, as well as supporting program development and identification of new research funding opportunities.

Required Qualifications

The candidate must have an earned Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with specialization in several of the areas listed in the following:

  • Modeling, simulation, validation and verification of power systems,
  • Distributed generation and micro-grid,
  • Simulation of electrical networks on power systems,
  • Real-time hardware in the loop of simulation,
  • Cyber-physical systems focused on energy domains, and
  • Blockchain applications in electric energy transactions.

 Also required are a good understanding of the technical issues associated with the integration

of electric vehicles into power distribution networks. The successful candidate must also be willing to take ownership of a project, and possess strong English language, and good analytical and communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include prior proven successful research experience and functional knowledge of toolboxes used in electric power system research.

Pay Band


Salary Information

$60,000 - $65,000

Review Date


Additional Information


The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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