Postdoctoral Fellow - Electronics Reliability

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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research in electronics reliability model development using a combination of experimental, computational, and statistical methods. In addition, this position is expected to develop new research directions, prepare proposals to secure external funding for research and commercialization of research, prepare journal and conference papers, and mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers.

The is a one-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Statistics, or related fields from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment
  • Demonstrated expertise in the following areas: experimental design, electronics packaging and assembly techniques, failure analysis
  • Peer reviewed publications in areas listed above

Preferred Qualifications:

Meaningful experience and proficiency in:
  • Design, fabrication, and testing of microelectronic systems
  • Failure Analysis skill sets including: cross-sectioning, polishing, SEM & optical microscopy, metallurgical analysis (EBSD, EDS, XPS)
  • Reliability life modeling and life distribution statistics
  • Familiarity with thermal management of electronics
  • FEA skills using ANSYS Mechanical workbench or similar

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of using general office software and materials testing laboratory equipment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)
Optional Documents:
Listing of Publications, Proof of Veteran Status, Statement of Research Philosophy

Recruitment Contact Information:
University of Arkansas Human Resources ADMN 222 (479) 575-5351

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

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Diversity and Inclusion:

The College of Engineering is dedicated to building and supporting a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, staff, and administration committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment. The College strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, differently-abled individuals, LGBTQIA+, and veterans. To promote equity and excellence, selection committees will consider any career interruptions experienced by applicants.As such, applicants are invited to share related circumstances and explain how the interruptions have impacted their career path.

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Criminal Background Check and Sex Offender Registry

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Feeling, Grasping, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

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