Postdoctoral Scholar in Inertial Navigation

Commensurate upon experience

The MicroSystems Lab (Shkel group) at UC Irvine is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in the areas of inertial navigation (hardware design) and inertial navigation (software design). The successful candidate will contribute to high profile federal government research programs developing revolutionary micro-sensors, algorithms and systems based on innovative device architectures, materials, fabrication and control algorithms using state-of-the-art facilities in an intellectually ambitious and stimulating entrepreneurial environment with ability to publish work.

Specific responsibilities will include:

• Thrust 1 – Inertial navigation (hardware design): conceptual and physical design of MEMS-based inertial navigation systems, packaging and integration of IMU with aiding sensors.
• Thrust 2 – Inertial navigation (software design): Development and implementation of embedded software algorithms for inertial navigation with aided sensing modalities.

Additional responsibilities will include design and implementation of characterization experiments, data analysis, collaboration with other researchers, preparing publications and delivering presentations for top journals and conferences, reporting to the funding agencies and periodic assistance to graduate students.

The successful candidate is expected to have a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering (Ph.D. preferred but not required) and demonstrated experience in one of the thrust areas outlined above. The candidate should have excellent communication and time management skills, ability to learn quickly and enthusiastically, and experience in inertial navigation algorithms and aiding techniques. Experience in ZUPT-aided INS, foot-mounted inertial navigation and dead-reckoning algorithms is a bonus.

The job is located in beautiful Irvine just seven miles from Pacific Ocean beaches and comes with all standard UC health benefits. Position is dependent on extramural funding and research contracts of the principal investigator. An immediate start date is available within two weeks of the hiring decision. Renewal of the appointment will be offered to well-performing candidates contingent upon the availability of adequate funding. Applicants should email a resume and names and contact information of three references to the PI's contact below. Please indicate "Inertial Navigation (Hardware or Software)" in the email subject. The applicants are encouraged to visit

Andrei M. Shkel, Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Irvine

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