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Postdoctoral Position


The Applied Optics Branch of the Optical Sciences Division is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in the general area of Computational Imaging.  The focus of this research is on understanding and exploiting the relationship between the measurements made by an optical system and the objectives assigned to that system.  For example, the optimal measurements for detecting and tracking an object in a scene are not necessarily those that produce highest quality replica of the scene.  Put another way, what are the most informative measurements to make for a given task (objective) with known problem constraints (e.g., size, weight, power)?  How can the interplay between the system architecture and data (image) model be leveraged to improve performance?  To help answer these questions, the prospective candidate is expected to possess some familiarity with the basic principles of computational imaging and the mathematics of compressive sampling.  A strong background in more traditional image processing techniques is also desireable. 

The position is a fellowship offered through either the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) or the National Research Council (NRC).  Information on application procedures can be found at or at  The position requires a recent (5 years) Ph. D. and either US Citizenship or permanent resident status.  The NRL/NRC position has application deadlines of 1 May, and 1 Aug.  Interested parties should send a resume to Dr. Jonathan Nichols.

Intel Labs Post-Doctoral Program

We are very excited to formally announce the new
Intel Labs Post-Doctoral Program

The Intel Labs Post-Doctoral Program offers a one-year assignment at an Intel facility for top candidates in the U.S. and Europe.

The goal of the program is to support post-doctoral candidates interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills by collaborating alongside senior Intel researchers while simultaneously bringing fresh perspectives to Intel’s research agenda. This is a prestigious and highly competitive program with a limited number of positions.

This program is managed by the Intel Labs University Program Office.
The details on the timeline, provisions, eligibility criteria, and application process are included below. This is an open call for Intel Labs invited universities only. Please do not forward or distribute this communication outside of your university!

Intel Labs Post-Doctoral Program Details

Candidates seeking either an industrial position or wishing to join academe are strongly encouraged to apply. For candidates planning to work in academia, this program represents an excellent opportunity to build long-term relationships and collaborations with Intel researchers and our university research partners.

Program Timeline:

  • Intel Application start: January 15th, 2013
  • Intel Application deadline: February 27, 2013
  • Final results announced: By May 30, 2013
  • Post-Doctoral assignment starts: By September 10, 2013

The Post-Doctoral assignment includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Every Post-Doc will work at an Intel Labs site located either in the United States (Oregon or California) or the European Union (various locations). The assignment will be for 1 year plus a potential 2nd year extension given satisfactory job performance during the assignment and both parties agree to the extension.


  • Applicant must have completed or will have completed a PhD between June 2012 and June 2013
  • Applicant must come from an Intel Labs invited university
  • Applicant should be focused in one of the Technical Areas outlined below
  • Applicant must complete the program application and meet the program timeline outlined above
  • If selected, candidate may not defer the post-doctoral assignment
  • Intel employees and their families are not eligible
  • Intel reserves the right to amend, change or cancel this program at any time
  • Applicant must have the ability to legally work in the country he/she applies for without any type of sponsorship


  • Students must have the right to work in the US without any type of sponsorship. Generally speaking, this would include students on a F-1 visa with enough training time remaining on their visa to complete a 1 year assignment.
  • The program is not open to individuals from embargoed (Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria) or controlled countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Macau, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam), unless they are exempt from US Export License and Control rules based on their status as a U.S. Worker (e.g., legal permanent resident, refugee, person granted political asylum).


  • Students must have the right to work in the host country without any type of sponsorship.

Technical Areas:
The specific goals and objectives of the Post-Doctoral assignment will be negotiated after candidates are selected.


  • SoC Programming Optimization
  • Persistent Memory (Programming Language and Systems)
  • Emerging memory technology/design
  • Integrated DNA sequencing technology/circuits
  • Energy harvesting circuits/systems
  • Optical interconnect/(next generation) power efficient modulator
  • Sensors/opto-mechanical inertial sensors
  • Security analytics/hardware
  • Data Analytics
  • Storage Systems
  • User and Interaction Experience Design
  • Applied Social Science\
  • Machine Learning
  • Networking


  • GERMANY: CyberPhysical Systems
  • IRELAND: Sustainability and Energy/Cloud and Services
  • SPAIN: Novel Accelerators for Multi-Core Processors (Micro-Architecture and Code Generation/Optimization)
  • UNITED KINGDOM: Sustainable Cities, Software Defined Networking

Application Process:
Applications will be judiciously reviewed by Intel Lab’s technical leaders to select the most qualified candidates.

  • Interested candidates must apply directly to the website.
  • Candidate must complete the on-line application and provide a research statement, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation (including one from the student’s faculty advisor).
  • The research statement must reflect past accomplishments and future research direction and must not disclose any non-publicly available intellectual property. The formatting guidelines for the Post-Doctoral research statement are:
  1. Maximum of 2 pages in pdf or doc format
  2. 1" margins (all around)
  3. Single space
  4. Not to exceed 1000 words
  5. Arial or Times New Roman Font size 12
  • There is no limit on the number of applicants from each invited university
  • Post-Doctoral assignments will not be made across countries unless the student has the permanent right to work in the receiving country
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered
  • Intel values diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds, under-represented minority groups, and women to apply

Please contact the University Program Office with any questions.