Research Associate II, Electrical Engr & Computer Science

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Job description

Requisition Number: 17000001GPPay Grade: 41

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time Research Associate position. The successful candidates will conduct research in Power system stability, control, and optimization.

The Research Associates will report to Dr. Kai Sun. The compensation package includes a competitive salary, health benefits, career mentoring, and support for travel to relevant meetings and conferences.


A PHD degree in computer engineering or computer science is required.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively are also required. In addition someone who has been in a team lead or supervisory role rather in academia or industry is very important.

Based on these qualifications, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Take a leadership role
  • Develop data in power system stability, control and optimization
  • Work closely with and mentor student researchers
  • Present results at conferences, workshops and other meetings
  • Publish in peer-reviewed journals

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Interested individuals should submit their most recent curriculum vitae and a brief research statement, along with complete contact information for two professional references.

How to apply

Apply online

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