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PostDoc position available at UTAustin in OScH

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Immediate opening for Postdoctoral researcher
The Whole Communities Whole Health (WCWH) Grand Challenge at the University of Texas seeks to hire a full-time postdoctoral researcher. WCWH is a project within UT’s Bridging Barriers initiative, an interdisciplinary research effort sponsored by UT’s Office of the Vice President for Research.
WCWH seeks to develop and test an innovative, field-based research and intervention model that leverages advances in environmental sensing, big data analytics, community engagement, and biobehavioral measurements to become the standard for 21st century cohort studies.
Position Description: The postdoctoral researcher will facilitate interactions between the research areas (engineering and social sciences) and identify opportunities and barriers for the disruptive technology needed to support the WCWH vision. The position is affiliated with the Intelligent Environments Laboratory (IEL) in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental
Activities will include:

  • (65%) Technology research and development (hardware and software) in collaboration with
    graduate and undergraduate students. Activities will include developing and integrating
    diverse hardware platforms (e.g., Raspberry Pi devices, hardware sensors). These activities will
    also include software development on the diverse platforms and will require integration of
    various radio technologies (e.g., Bluetooth, WiFi, etc.).
  • (10%) Field deployments of Internet of Things devices and networks. Activities will include
    physically deploying devices, ensuring their maintenance, and remotely monitoring them and
    collecting data.
  • (10%) Serve as the primary liaison between the WCWH leadership, IEL, and the technology
    experts at UT Austin as the broader project demands.
  • (10%) Identify and lead dissemination and funding efforts of WCWH (publications, grant
    applications, etc)
  • (5%) Support organization and execution of a Workshops & Symposia
    Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: hardware and software development, Internet
    of Things deployment, Human-Computer-Interaction, Big Data Analytics or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to work self-driven and independently
  • Interest and/or prior experience in working with social sciences is a plus
    Position type: Full time
    Salary range: $65,000+ commensurate with qualifications
    Starting date: immediate

Prof. Dr. Zoltan Nagy http://nagy.caee.utexas.edu
301 E Dean Keeton St Stop C1700 nagy@utexas.edu
ECJ 5.436
Austin, TX, 78712