GTRI’s Information and Communications Lab (ICL) Communications Systems and Spectrum Division (CSSD) researches and develops military-grade wireless communications. ICL CSSD fuses multiple technologies including software-defined radio, FPGAs, LTE, circuit board design, 3D printing, and UAVs to solve our customer’s most challenging problems.
The ICL CSSD Division seeks a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) who can help our research engineers develop adaptive wireless communications systems. A basic knowledge of RF PCB layout and RF lab equipment is key to succeeding in this role. Additionally, a positive attitude and strong work ethic can lead to career growth upon graduation.
Task include but not limited to: work on advanced wireless communications areas such as: LTE, loT, or Wi-Fi; design, layout, and analyze RF PCBs; measure and analyze RF signals on oscilloscope and spectrum analyzer; travel to test events to collect RF data; work on documentation, drawings, and designs.
Required Minimum Qualifications
• Pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD at Georgia Tech in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
• Must be enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours)
• Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
• Commit to 15-20 hours of work per week
• Minimum 1-year experience with PCB layout tools (Altium Designer, Cadence, or similar)
• Ability to work independently as well as in a dynamic team environment
• Experience in 1 or more programming languages
• Experience with RF components such as amplifiers, filters, mixers, and detectors, as well as digital components such as microprocessors and FPGA devices
Hours per Week
15–20 hours per week
U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.
Clearance Type Required
Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire
Housing and Relocation
Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.