Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate (Job ID #70956)

Description: The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a postdoctoral position under the guidance and assistance of Associate Professor Natasha Devroye. The research will focus on expressing, computing, and interpreting the capacity of the zero-error relay channel, and making connections with graph theory, combinatorics, coding theory, and the small or epsilon-error capacity of the relay channel. The initial appointment is for 1 year but can be renewed for at least one more year subject to approval. This project is funded by the NSF, see http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1645381

Duties: The postdoctoral researcher will receive career mentoring, opportunities to organize and host seminars, collaborate with researchers in UICís Mathematics Department (Dhruv Mubayi) as well as other Midwestern researchers, and present work at international venues.

Qualifications: Candidates with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related areas with experience in one of network information theory (ideally the relay channel), combinatorics (ideally the Shannon capacity of graphs or extremal combinatorics) are encouraged to apply. Strong and self-motivated candidates should also have good communication skills (writing, presenting), and a strong mathematical background and maturity.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter explaining the candidateís particular interest in this topic and position (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a one-page research statement and (4) completed Reference tab in Hire Touch application which will include the names and email addresses for three references. For fullest consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2016, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The expected employment starting date is January 16, 2017.

Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is the largest institution of higher education in the area and it serves one of the nation's most diverse student bodies. It houses the largest medical school in the country and is an excellent place for multidisciplinary work. The ECE Department at UIC has 29 full-time faculty members including 7 IEEE Fellows and 8 NSF CAREER award recipients. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and has an enrollment of over 500 undergraduate and over 300 graduate students. UIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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