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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, at the University of California, San Diego, in support of the Jacobs School of Engineering multidisciplinary research in the Center for Wearable Sensors is conducting an open search for Postdoctoral Scholars in various academic disciplines, with a focus on those with a background in biomedical engineering with expertise in one or more of physiology, electronics, material science, embedded system design, programming, bio signal processing, and project management.

The University of California employs about 5,963 postdoctoral scholars (approx. 1,200 at UCSD) who contribute to the academic community by enhancing the research and education programs of the university. The postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training. UC's postdoctoral scholars bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the UC community, including graduate and undergraduate students. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and the availability of funding. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) is the exclusive representative of the postdoctoral scholars.

Required Qualification: 

Doctorate degree or its equivalent in the project area. The appointment is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, skills and knowledge, and the needs of the center.

Preferred Qualification: 

The candidate will be responsible for working with and managing projects funded and guided by a corporate sponsor in the areas of wearable devices for precision athletics, nutrition and/or general population health. The candidate will ideally have a background in physiology and/or wearable devices, with a specialization in one or more of the following fields: electronics, material science, embedded systems, firmware development, and/or bio signal processing. The candidate should have good project management skills, be able to lead project meetings, cross disciplinary boundaries, clearly document work progress and articulate such progress to academic and industry audiences, and be able to prepare high quality academic manuscripts and literature review white papers. The candidate will liaise with the corporate sponsor and their team of academics to apply the learnings and projects to a commercial setting. The candidate should share a commitment to mentoring and research training service to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will be ongoing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Applications (CV, Research Statement, and Cover letter, at minimum) must be submitted via email to 


The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



Document requirements:

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Research, Interests and Goals - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to the Center for Wearable Sensor's needs as outlined above.
Misc / Additional (Optional)

The position, based in San Diego, is to be filled as soon as possible with a contract period of 2 years, with the option of extension.

The Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) program (, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), aims to ease the burden of designing secure chips. To achieve this goal, one research thrust of the program focuses on automatic generation, integration and optimization of System-on-Chips (SoCs). UC San Diego and Purdue University, part of a team led by Synopsys, Inc. which also includes ARM, Inc., are researching automatic design of domain-specific SoCs with a focus on machine learning as the application domain.

The post-doctoral position will work with Professor Sujit Dey at UCSD and Professor Anand Raghunathan at Purdue University, leading a team of graduate students working on developing methodologies and tools for fast and scalable Multi-Objective (PASS: Power-Area-Speed-Security) Estimation and Optimization, enabling fast and automated mapping of neural network applications to PASS-optimized hardware-software architectures. The position will also coordinate with sponsors, coordinate the deliverables including reports, presentations and software code. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in CS/CSE/ECE
  • Solid background in hardware-software design for embedded systems and ASICs, and/or system-level EDA
  • Solid understanding of machine learning and neural networks
  • Strong research capabilities, demonstrated through a track record of publications in competitive journals or conferences
  • Highly self-motivated and committed, with flexibility as well as the ability to work in and contribute to a team.

Optional Qualifications

  • Experience in implementing neural networks in hardware-software architectures
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Pytorch
  • Experience with large scale software development

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application including:

  • CV,
  • Brief statement describing your research experience and interests,
  • Official transcript of coursework and grades

by email as a single PDF document using reference in Subject: Post Doc-AISS-UCSD-Purdue, to Theresa Lachman

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


San Diego, CA