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Post Doc Fellow, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS; https://ceas.uc.edu/academics/departments/electrical-engineering-computer-science.html) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) invites applications for a Post Doc Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering. We seek candidates in the area hardware security, assurance and trust (HWS&T).

Essential Functions

Performing research in the area of HW Security, Assurance and Trust. Leading a research team of one or more graduate students. Writing and publishing in relevant journals and conference proceedings. Helping to write proposals in areas related to HWS&T.

Minimum Requirements

All of the following prior to effective date of appointment: a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or a closely related field; a minimum of 2 years of or research experience in the relevant areas of expertise

Required Experience

  • Extensive experience in using and programming FPGAs.
  • Knowledge of IEEE 1149.x standard.
  • Experience in JTAG programming, TAP controllers.
  • Experience in developing and implementing digital circuits for FPGAs and ASICs.
  • Proficiency in VHDL or Verilog coding for modeling hardware systems.
  • Proficiency in FPGA Embedded Processors software development using C/C++.
  • Experience with Xilinx / Intel FPGAs and Vivado / Quartus tools.
  • Experience in understanding and analyzing FPGA bit files and architectures for reverse engineering.
  • Proficiency in Matlab or Python for data analysis.
  • Experience in Perl or Tcl/Tk is plus.
  • Experience with In-Circuit-Debuggers/Emulators, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience with modeling and implementing memory based PUFs for HWS&T.
  • Experience in Asynchronous circuit design.
  • Experience in writing custom EDA tools/algorithms.
  • Experience in power-based side-channel analysis.
  • Experience in ASIC design flow RTL-GDSII implementation.
  • Proficient in Cadence and Synopsys tools such as HSpice, Virtuoso, Genus, and Innovus.
  • Experience in partition level place and route implementation, floorplanning, clock & power distribution, timing closure etc.
  • Understanding of circuit design, device physics and deep submicron technology.
  • Demonstrated research experience.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to write grants and proposals in the area of HW S&T
  • US citizenship or permanent residency (green card) is required to work in an ITAR work environment.
  • EECS is dedicated to educational excellence and developing and sustaining premier research programs with national and international recognition. The chosen candidate will be expected to contribute (at both the graduate and undergraduate level) to the department’s educational and mentoring mission of preparing students to become high-performing professionals in the workplace. The chosen candidate will also be expected to contribute to the advancement of research missions within the department and college.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 70202 


Post Doc Fellow, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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