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RF PCB Design and Analysis Graduate Research Assistant-Spring 2021-ICL CSSD

Submit Resume ID: 495967
Type: Students: Graduate Research Asst. (GRA)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Other

Job Description

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

Preferred Qualifications

• 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.

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