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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670045070 Electrical & Computer Engr
Job no: 502930
Work type: Post Doc
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific / Grants

General Description of Position:

The power and energy group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is looking for a post-doctoral fellow with a positive attitude and excellent collaboration skills to join our cutting-edge research team and modern state of the art power electronics and smart grid laboratories.  The ideal candidate will bring a strong track record in design of power electronics interfaces, electricity market and optimization, on the move energy technologies, advance control method of grid-tied renewable energy systems, control and operation of microgrids, and integration of power systems. The candidate will conduct theoretical analysis, experimental investigation, and develop new algorithms and models of energy conversion and distribution systems under the supervision of power group faculties.  Furthermore, they will assist the power and energy faculties to prepare research proposal, publish high impact journals, and work closely with PhD students at KSU. It is expected that the postdoc teach 1-2 courses per year to assist the teaching demands of the power group at KSU.

Information about the College:

The College of Engineering at Kansas State University is undergoing rapid expansion and is adding 35 additional faculty over a five year time period.

The College of Engineering is the largest and most comprehensive engineering college in Kansas, with over 4200 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as one of eight departments within the college, has 25 faculty members and approximately 550 undergraduate and graduate students. The department is located in the new Engineering Hall equipped with the state-of-the-art research laboratories, classrooms, and office spaces. The department has strong research programs in power engineering, electronics, wireless communications, network engineering, and biomedical engineering. More information may be found at http://ece.k-state.edu/. 

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Investigate research problems and experiments under supervision of Drs. Mirafzal, Wu, and Shadmand,
  • Assist the power faculties in developing research proposals for federal funding agencies in power and energy area,
  • Teach undergraduate courses assigned by department,
  • Work with PhD students in lab to improve the productivity of the power group,
  • Publish research outcomes in high impact journals.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Recent Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in power system or power electronics simulation toolboxes, hands on experience, and good communication and technical publication records.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:


Salary Range:

$47,476 - $60,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.



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