Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Science, Technology, and Engineering

Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Science, Technology, and Engineering

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDOT-2020-0002

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 29, 2020 at 3PM EST

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

The future of transportation holds great promise, as well as new challenges. All modes of transportation rely on radiofrequency technology for Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) capabilities. Are you ready to be involved with this capability that affects the lives of people across the nation everyday?

Two post-graduate research project and developmental opportunities are currently available at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The appointments will be served within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) in Washington, DC.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participants will have the opportunity to conduct research on existing and emerging technologies, processes, and approaches for communications, navigation, and surveillance technologies that can be used to enhance the future of transportation. This research includes navigation and radiofrequency spectrum technologies for all modes of transportation and looking to the future with the role these technologies will play for automated vehicles. Research also supports radio frequency spectrum management, engineering, and analysis in close coordination with other DOT modal administrations to address issues of harmful frequency interference and operational degradation to transportation applications. 

Finally, the participants will have the chance to evaluate and assess backup and Complementary Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technologies that can be used for aviation, maritime, and/or surface transportation in the event of a degradation or disruption to GPS and the best mechanism to implement those technologies (e.g., Public Private Partnership, Service Level Agreement, etc.).

Who are we?  We are the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) where we are responsible for coordinating the US DOT’s research programs and are charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system. One of these cross-cutting areas within OST-R is the Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) and Spectrum Management Program.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Anytime between now and June 2020

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in Computer Sciences or an Engineering field, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDOT-2020-0002.

If you have questions, send an email to USDOT@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (USDOT-2020-0002) in your email.


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