Postdoctoral Researcher in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering

School/Institution:Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Astana

Discipline: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Employment Type:Full-time


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Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Company Description

Nazarbayev University (NU) is a modern and rapidly developing university located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan. The University aims to develop into a world class research university combining education, research, and innovation. Core features of Nazarbayev University include predominantly internationally recruited faculty, English as the language of instruction and research, entirely merit-based admission and progression, and state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories.

Job Description

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the School of Engineering and Digital Sciences ( invites applications for postdoctoral researcher positions .

Preferred candidates should fit in any of the following broad categories: intelligent/autonomous mechatronic systems; smart systems for electrical machines, grids, power systems, electronic circuit and system design.

We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants should have been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and are expected to have publications in top ranked journals/conferences in the areas of their expertise. Excellent communication skills and English fluency are required.

The postdoc will largely work independently under the supervision of a faculty member. The applicants are encouraged to contact the department chair to identify research directions and further details on facilities and infrastructure.

Postdoctoral Scholars are also expected to teach one course per academic year relevant to their area of research and/or based on Department’s needs.

Initial appointment is on a 1-year renewable contract with a possibility of annual renewal for up to 4 years maximum, subject to annual performance reviews.

An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include internationally competitive salary, health insurance, assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and air fares for the appointee and dependents; and, an educational allowance for dependent children (excluding Kazakhstan citizens).

The NU campus is located in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment.

The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applications require a cover letter, a resume with a list of publications and the contact information of three references jointly with a statement of research plans.

For any inquiries related to the application, please contact acting chair of the department, Dr. Almas Shintemirov (

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