Visiting Researcher

Penn State University

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:
Erie, PA
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Penn State Behrend
School of Engineering


The Internet of Things (IoT) research lab at Penn State Behrend’s school of engineering is seeking a visiting researcher to join the research team for a period of one year to work on designing and implementing digital signal processing algorithms using a combination of embedded system platforms and machine learning techniques. Responsibilities: The visiting researcher will be responsible for designing new signal processing systems using CAD tools (e.g., Matlab, Xilinx Vivado), for implementing the designs using embedded systems platforms (e.g., microcontrollers, single board computers, FPGA, software defined radios, and digital radios) and compatible programming languages like C/C++ or Python, for collecting, processing, and analyzing experimental data using classical statistical methods as well as machine learning techniques and for documenting all designs and implementations in a provided standard format in correct English language. Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor`s degree in Electrical or Computer engineering with an accumulative GPA of (3.9/4) or higher. Previous experience in academia whether in teaching or research. Candidate must have an excellent understanding of analog and digital telecommunication theoretical background, digital signal processing theoretical background, Mastering Matlab and Simulink toolboxes. Preferred Qualifications: A Master degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a proof of some relevant graduate-level course work. Excellent level in C/C++ and/or Python. Mastering Linux Environments and programming C/C++ under Linux.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088