Job Details

University of California San Diego
  • Position Number: 3888130
  • Location: La Jolla, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering

Postdoctoral Scholar Employee Position, XR Research Engineer

Department: Qualcomm Institute

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Appointment: 24 months (extendable based on mutual agreement and available funding)

Start Date: April 1, 2023

The Qualcomm Institute (QI) is dedicated to bringing together interdisciplinary teams at UC San Diego and beyond to leverage cutting-edge technology to address large-scale challenges facing the 21st century. QI conducts pioneering research in technology, culture, energy, the environment, and health; provides a range of research and other services to its partners and affiliates; and offers varied hands-on educational opportunities.

The Postdoctoral Scholar Employee will reside at the UC San Diego campus and will be expected to participate actively in the intellectual life of the University. The research focus is development of a cutting-edge augment reality and virtual reality system for medical training.

Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following fields: Robotics, Computer Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering, or a related field. The candidate must have earned their PhD prior to start.

Real-time video analytics (object detection, tracking, and 3D reconstruction)
Computer graphics (mesh generation, 3D photorealistic rendering and 3D modeling)
Electromechanical system development (embedded systems, telecommunication, and haptic
Programming in C++, Java, or Swift;
Optical system design and prototyping
Haptic system design and prototyping

To apply, please provide the below by email to Dr. Yang Cai,">

1. Cover letter explaining the candidate's scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests.
2. Current curriculum vitae, including publications.
3. Three letters of recommendation, or list of three references.
4. Selected candidates will take a short qualification test.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and only complete applications will be considered. Please apply by March 1, 2023 for full consideration.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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