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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist- CAVT

The University of Alabama

Job Description

Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist- CAVT

Full Job Description

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Engineering
  • Research/Scientific
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
  • Closing at: Oct 5 2022 at 22:55 CDT

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 214271 - Mechanical Engineering

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: The Center for Advanced Vehicle Technology (CAVT) at the University of Alabama is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral position to support on-going research programs and the development of new courses in the area of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and connected and automated driving technologies.

The College and/or CAVT will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations. Initial appointments are for up to one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity. This position will work under the direction of Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a field of Engineering and some experience related to connected and automated vehicle applications.

Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and include at least two references in the reference section of the application. Please upload additional documents to the “other documents” tab as needed.

Skills and Knowledge: Significant experience in connectivity-based automation, hybrid and battery electric powertrain controls, remote sensing for automated driving, and other autonomous driving related topics.

Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with battery elective vehicles and automated driving technologies and their classroom instruction.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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