Asst Research Professional - WBG Power Electronics - 516541
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 516541
Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA
Department/Organization: 214251 - Electrical and Computer Eng
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The Assistant Research Professional should show evidence of competence in the disciplinary area of the position and demonstrated promise of moving towards excellence in professional leadership, practice, and/or research and scholarly activities as appropriate for the position. As directed, individuals in this track level independently contribute to the planning and design of research and creative projects. Performs supporting research and creative activities such as data analysis, monitoring outcomes, performing lab maintenance, and/or performing experiments and creating creative projects. May assist in both short-term and long-term planning and project goals, as well as in research and creative proposals and dissemination of project findings. This is only a representation of possible duties and is not an all-inclusive listing.
Additional Department Summary: The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department seek a Research Professional to assist with the research of prototype power electronic converters utilizing emerging wide band-gap semiconductors. The position will report to Dr. Andy Lemmon.
The position will utilize fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures to assist in the execution of research programs in the area of power electronics within the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Specific job responsibilities will include (1) the design, development, and fabrication of prototype power electronic converters utilizing emerging wide band-gap semiconductors; (2) the design and execution of experimental procedures in a research laboratory setting; (3) the collection, post-processing, and analysis of data from experimental procedures or simulation models; (4) the generation of technical reports and scholarly publications; (5) the development of simulation models for both power electronic converters and semiconductor devices; and (6) the direction and guidance of graduate research assistants in the performance of their research duties. This position may be involved in multiple research projects; any of which may include conducting experiments, analyzing data, and assisting with writing research proposals, technical papers and research reports.
This position will also have laboratory safety responsibilities that will include developing and ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures. Laboratory responsibilities may require physical activities related to experiment setup and teardown. The successful applicant must be willing and able to take advantage of educational and training opportunities to remain proficient and up to date with the state-of-the-art technology to support leading edge research.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and one (1) year of experience.
This position requires an individual that is either a US citizen or a US permanent resident due to the restrictions of the research sponsor.
Skills and Knowledge: This position will require excellent electronics and mechanical skills; the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to work independently with limited supervision. They will be expected to supervise experiments in the laboratories, train students in the use of equipment, and to design, construct, and operate experimental hardware.
Expertise with electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, impedance analyzers, signal generators; experience with semiconductor characterization equipment including curve tracers; expertise with device and circuit modeling using SPICE tools; expertise with the design of printed circuit boards (PCBs), power electronic converters, and gate-drive circuitry for power semiconductors.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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