Assistant Research Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 060700 - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

The position of a Research Assistant Professor is a non-tenure track position and will be under the administrative supervision of the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) with specific direction by Dr. Vuk Marojevic, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 26 faculty members (including 5 endowed professors) 7 professional staff and over 700 undergrad and grad students with approximately 100 being PhD level. With Research expenditures consistently over $10M per year. The department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American Universities. For more detailed information
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Area of Specialization:

Wireless Communications

Anticipated Appointment Date:

December 1, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The main duties of the individual are to conduct 5G security research, development, and testing on software radio platforms. The chosen candidate will actively participate in the design and development of an enhanced Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) platform, AI controllers, and a testing framework for 6G research.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
Experience with software development, wireless protocols, or software radios.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Track record of publishing high-quality research manuscripts in important journals.
* Experience with: 5G New Radio; Software radio software, such as srsRAN or OpenAir Interface; Software radio hardware, such as Ettis Research /NI USRP's; Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN); Software development, maintenance and testing.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at Http://
Dossiers must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names, contact information for at least three professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) describing a research interest that resonates with the department.

Restricted Clause:

Position is contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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