The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP)
encourages applications for a Professional Research
! This position will perform research in microwave
noise metrology. The role will also focus on the design, test, and
evaluation of microwave instruments, and measurements of RF noise
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
PREP is a special partnership between the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) and CU Boulder. PREP provides
research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students,
as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. in
NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST
The particular group that needs a researcher is the Shared Spectrum
Metrology Group under the RF Technology Division at NIST.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Research and Development
What We Can Offer
- Design, develop and verify experiments with Principal
- Develop and maintain automation scripts for instrument control
and data collection.
- Operate scientific equipment and instruments to conduct
research and other technical activities.
- Build and maintain lab reports; provide input on updates and
- Research published data and aggregate it into files for
- Develop, revise, and implement software for statistical
- Research and evaluate data management software and make
recommendations to team and PIs as necessary.
- Engage with and contribute to technical discussion and
collaboration among the team and PIs to advance work progress.
- Assist in process evaluation and the generation of material
needed for technical journal manuscripts, final reports, and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The salary range is $54,000 - $56,700 annually.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related
- Experience and proficiency with computer programming, such as
Python, Matlab, LabView, Visual Studio, etc.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Strong attention to detail and self-motivation to research
- Strong communication skills.
- Exposure to and knowledge of scientific research activities is
- Experience with simulation tools and CAD tools is
- Proactivity in taking ownership of research tasks.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- Optional: Transcripts/Proof of Degree
- If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be
verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using
an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside
of the United States, please submit a translated version (if
applicable) as an optional attachment.
During the application process, you will need to enter contact
information for one reference and we will request a letter of
recommendation from them immediately following your
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
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