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Professional Research Assistant

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

This position is for research in the Channel Sounding Metrology Project at NIST through PREP. Expected start date is as soon as possible and an expected end date is January 31, 2021.

Who We Are

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder.  PREP provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

The particular group that needs a researcher is the Radio-Frequency Fields Group in the Communications Technology Laboratory at NIST.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Job duties include, but are not limited to: assistance in 5G millimeter wave radio measurements and modeling.This project seeks to develop standards for next generation commercial radio communication systems to alleviate spectrum shortages and provide new technology.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this position is market-based, highly competitive, and will be based upon relevant background and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Master’s Degree in STEM.
  • Educational experience with radio communications, antennas and RF system hardware and radio wave propagation is desirable.
  • The candidate would be required to perform laboratory and field measurements, calibrations using radio channel impulse response hardware at millimeter wave frequencies.
  • Experience with high speed digitizers, arbitrary wave form generators, VNA’s, oscilloscopes, navigation systems, robotics and microcontroller programming would be desirable.
  • The candidate will be required to learn time domain methods for channel sounding and become an expert in channels models, measurements and data analysis.
  • A background in EM theory, mathematics including statistics is required.  
  • Good writing and verbal skills are also required.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation (non-confidential)
This position will remain open filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Tiffany Mason

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