Graduate Research Assistants

Graduate Research Assistants

Graduate research assistants (GRAs) receive competitive compensation packages that include payment of in-state tuition and fees. Most GRAs pursue degrees in the engineering and natural sciences at the university and work on a variety of projects at ARL:UT, such as studying sound propagation through flames, bubble dynamics, fish school acoustics, and nonlinear shear wave propagation.

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McKinney Fellowship Program

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GRAs perform assigned services that contribute to their professional training and are usually suitable for use as part of their report, thesis, or dissertation research. Appointment to one of these positions is usually made in the student's department or another unit of the university where the research is related to the student's field of study. An advanced research assistant may carry out independent research under the guidance of a faculty member or senior research staff member within our laboratories.

The ARL:UT Student Council fosters cross-lab student interaction and community, including a student research showcase, social gatherings, and information sessions.

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  • Currently enrolled at UT Austin working towards a graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, computer science, physics, math, or other discipline related to projects at ARL:UT.
  • GPA of at least 3.5 with satisfactory progress towards degree.
  • Interest/ability in programming, e.g. Java, Python, Matlab and C++.
  • Registered in courses that count toward the graduate degree for at least nine (9) semester hours during the long semester and three (3) semester hours in the summer term.
  • U. S. citizenship required; applicants selected for hire will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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  • Complete the Employment Application (original signature required).
  • Reference the specific position you are interested in on the application materials. You may also indicate interest in "All Undergraduate Positions," or "All Graduate Positions."
  • Email or mail these documents, along with a cover letter, resume, and transcript(s) to or:
    Applied Research Laboratories The University of Texas at Austin
    P. O. Box 8029
    Austin, TX 78713-8029
    Attn: Human Resources

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This Graduate Research Assistant is fully funded through a McKinney Fellowship in Acoustics.

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