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Part time Research Aide, UMKC School of Science & Engineering, 82152; 82249

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Division of Computing Analytics & Mathematics, UMKC School of Science and Engineering

Job Description

Research in the Data-Algorithms-Networking-Security (DANS) lab conducts research projects including Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Internet-of-Things, Mobile and Wireless Communications, Software Defined Networking, 5G/6G mobile communication, Networking, Embedded Systems, and Cloud Edge Computing for interdisciplinary applications.

The lab is seeking part time Research Aide to assist in our NSF CBL Agility project led by Dr. Baek-Young Choi. The primary duties of this position are to:
  • Conduct research on existing 5G testbeds, including their architectures, capabilities, and use cases.
  • Collaborate with the team to define requirements for a private 5G testbed.
  • Design, build, and test a private 5G testbed using Open Source 5G platforms.
  • Perform thorough testing of the 5G testbed platform, including functionality, performance, and security aspects.
  • Document the research findings, test results, and any issues encountered during the testing phase.
  • Assist in the analysis and interpretation of test data to draw actionable insights.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to team members working on related projects.
  • Stay updated with the latest developments and advancements in 5G technology and testbed implementations.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and protocols, especially in the context of wireless communications.
  • Proficiency in Linux-based system administrations and shell scripting
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Golang, Python, C/C++, or Java.
  • Familiarity with Open Source 5G platforms and tools, such as OpenAirInterface, Open5GS, or OAI-UE.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced research environment.
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Application Materials

Handling of Application Materials

After initial review by the committee all uploaded materials may be shared with all faculty in the prospective home department. For affiliations and joint appointments materials may be shared with all faculty in all departments involved.

Application Deadline

Open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately

Other Information

This is a temporary, part time position for 10 weeks to 8 months; would work 10 to 20 hours per week. This position is not eligible for benefits

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

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In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

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