Assistant Project Scientist in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of California Irvine Henry Samueli School of Engineering

United States

Assistant Project Scientist – Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Job #JPF07370
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science / Henry Samueli School of Engineering / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: March 1st, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Apr 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The UC Irvine Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Samueli School of Engineering is accepting applications for Assistant Project Scientist(s). This position will be part of the ProperData Center: The research is in the general area of personal data privacy and transparency, and we are looking for Assistant Project Scientist(s) with a range of expertise, including but not limited to the following areas: privacy and security; networking; Internet-of-Things, mobile devices; machine learning, including privacy-preserving machine learning, and algorithm fairness and auditing; as well as data protection policy and law. The Assistant Project Scientist(s) will be expected to: work within an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional team; interact with industry and policy partners; supervise PhD students; write papers, proposals and reports; and work closely with the Lead PI/Director and Assistant Director of ProperData.
A doctorate in electrical engineering, computer science or a closely related field, from an accredited university, is required at the time of hire. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record in one or more of the above areas, and prior experience in independent research. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on availability of support and need.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and provide the names and contact information of at least two references, and any additional information (optional) at:
For maximum consideration please apply by April 1st, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to the ProperData Director: Prof. Athina Markopoulou (


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A doctorate in electrical engineering, computer science or a closely related field, from an accredited university

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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