Scientist (Research Associate) – Radiofrequency and Millimeter Waves – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

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Scientist (Research Associate) – Radiofrequency and Millimeter Waves – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

  • Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: New York, NY
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Scientist (Research Associate) – Radiofrequency and Millimeter Waves – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

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Job TitleScientist (Research Associate) – Radiofrequency and Millimeter Waves – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Researcher/Fellowship

Salary Range $ $60,000-$90,000/year

Location New York, NY

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Position Title:             Scientist (Research Associate) – Radiofrequency and Millimeter Waves – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Job ID:                         27906

Compensation:           $60,000-$90,000/year, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing date:               Open until filled

Position Details:

The Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Photonics Initiative at The City University of New York (CUNY) has established itself as a leading research center in New York City, nationwide and internationally. The Photonics Initiative has over 40 active researchers and two established core user facilities in nanophotonic and in radiofrequency (RF) and millimeter waves, with a broad range of users from across CUNY, other academic institutions, and industry. The Core houses a state-of-the-art radio frequency lab equipped with infrastructure for rapid circuit and metamaterials fabrication and characterization of circuits and radio through millimeter electromagnetic wave using a full suite of electronic tools and automated tabletop and full anechoic chamber.

The ASRC is seeking a scientist (Research Associate) with strong interpersonal skills and an interest in radio-millimeter-wave or terahertz technologies, high-frequency electronics, electromagnetism, telecommunication or wireless applications. The RF Laboratory Research Associate reports to the RF Laboratory Facility Director and works closely and collaboratively with internal and external scientists to effectively use the Core’s equipment and conduct related research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate in the scientific areas supported at the ASRC.

ASRC is part of the Graduate Center. The Graduate Center is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at CUNY, the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including ASRC, a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni, who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

This position requires the incumbent to work in person at the Advanced Science Research Center location.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Execute research within the core facility.
Perform electromagnetic measurements using the equipment in the core, potentially in collaboration with core users.
Design and create RF and mm-wave measurement setups.
Printed Circuit Board Prototyping: design, fabrication, and testing of PCBs for automation, sensing, actuation in experiments of users’ end products.
Ensure that all equipment in the core is functional, maintained, calibrated, and online.
Identify the needs of the core and creates plans and strategies to deal with them.
Enforce and implement compliance and safety in the core facility. Works with the users to make sure that they work safely.
Work closely with the RF Core Director and the users of the core.
Perform other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of this job classification.

General Duties

Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.

– Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding

– Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data

– Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings

– Collaborates with internal and external colleagues

– Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.

Other Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

PhD degree in Electrical or Physics engineering.
Experience with electronic measurement and characterization equipment.
Some prior research experience.
Experience with an electromagnetic Solver.
Experience with PCB protyping.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
An interest in being involved in research and science.
Ability to collaborate with other national and international scientists.
Proficiency with MS office suite, Zoom, Matlab.
Strong work ethic, high degree of professionalism, judgment, and personal integrity
Strong attention to details.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

How to Apply:

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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