General Electric Post Doc - Control Systems in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:

As a Postdoctoral Researcher you will develop models, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection technologies. You will have to work independently as well as in a team to develop systems technology solutions for a variety of GE product applications including turbo-machinery, renewable energy systems, locomotives, and healthcare systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include working closely with business stakeholders and project team members to meet project deliverables. The employee will need to work independently as well as in a team to develop and deliver solutions in systems technologies including modeling, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection to develop technology differentiation for GE products and services.

As a Controls Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Work independently as well as with a diverse team to develop and apply advanced technology solutions to GE products and services using modeling, advanced controls, optimization, estimation, and detection technologies.

  • Validate performance of developed solution through simulations and application on target product to mature technology to be transferred to the GE business.

  • Document technology and results through patent applications, technical reports, and publications.

  • Stay current with advances in system technologies to seek out new ideas and applications.

  • Work in a team environment with colleagues across GE Global Research and GE business units.


  • Doctorate degree in an Engineering field with specialization in control system engineering

  • Expertise in at least one or more of the following areas: advanced controls, optimization, estimation, detection algorithms, or cyber-security

  • Knowledge and application of advanced controls, optimization, estimation, or detection algorithms.

  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink and C, C++, or Python.

  • Willingness to travel at a minimum of 2 weeks per year.

  • Demonstrated experience (algorithm development and software implementation) in developing systems solutions for complex physical systems (e.g. mechanical systems, chemical plants, power systems, transportation, aviation systems).

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. You will need to have valid, on-going authorization to work in the U.S.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience with real-time implementation of system solutions in a variety of hardware platforms.

  • Knowledge of other dynamic system simulation packages, such as Easy5, NPSS, etc.

  • Experience developing controls solutions for industrial applications such as locomotives, wind turbines, oil & gas systems, power plants, healthcare systems, and aerospace systems

  • Experience in developing model predictive control

  • Experience in developing cyber-security algorithms

  • Exposure to industrial control hardware programming and industrial control software development

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience with program management which includes setting up schedules, milestones, technical reviews, tracking funding etc.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to establish and transfer control concepts from research to product

About Us:

At GE Global Research, we’re redefining what’s possible. From cutting-edge research in molecular pathology for use in personalized cancer diagnostics to programs in coal gasification and renewable power that drive clean energy solutions, our work at Global Research is world-renowned. As part of our team, you’ll find yourself among scientists and engineers from every discipline in a dynamic atmosphere where you’ll be constantly challenged to learn and grow. You’ll have access to leaders on all levels of the organization and collaborate across the globe with the very best in the field. If you have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and the ability to articulate your vision, then join us and watch the work you do create the next generation of products and processes that will impact the globe for generations to come.

At GE Global Research we redefine what's possible, finding answers to some of the world's toughest problems. Find out more at at or , and connect with our technologists at and

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Locations: United States; New York; Niskayuna

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.