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Job Description

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position in the Space and Geophysics Laboratory (SGL) of the Applied Research Laboratories:

  • Develop algorithms and software in the areas of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), advancing the state of the art in space geodesy.
  • Participate in field experiments by collecting, processing and analyzing data from a novel radio interferometer consisting of a GNSS software-defined radio receiver and a 25-meter VLBA radio telescope.
  • Help develop software for position and timing solutions from sequential GNSS satellite observations, leading to an advancement of our understanding of the Earth’s surface and interior.

Tuition Assistance:

Tuition Assistance for ARL:UT Graduate Research Assistants; UT Health Insurance


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.
  • Overall GPA of at least 3.0 is expected.
  • Pursuing a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Geodesy, or related field.
  • Research interest in radio astronomy, VLBI, GNSS, geodesy, or related field.
  • Experience in programming in object-oriented languages (C++ or Python).
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization tools such as Matlab or Python is a plus.
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Job Information

Position Type

Applied Research Laboratories


Work Days and Times
M-F 8-5

Approximate Hours per Week
10 – 20

Hourly Wage
$30.77 and up depending on relevant experience

Job Start Date
April 29, 2024

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Contact Information

Christy Habecker
Applied Research Laboratories (ARL:UT)
The University of Texas at Austin
Fax: 512-835-3016
Phone: 512-835-3667
10000 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758
United States

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The University of Texas is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.