Professional Research Asst

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PREP Professional Research Assistant Position at NIST

The Professional Research Experience Program (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 PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

We are looking for a technical writer to assist in the creation of 3GPP technical specifications. As a technical writer within PSCR, you will work on leading edge technology concepts to create specifications that the entire public safety mobile device industry will follow. You will collaborate with industry-leading companies from around the world in order to help create technical specifications. The end result will be to help first responders communicate better, and thus, help save lives. There may also be opportunities to work with PSCR researchers outside the realm of technical standards. This position is located on site in Boulder, Colorado.

Key Qualifications

  • Exceptional writing, editing, formatting, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Technical background in the fields of electrical engineering, communications, computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering
  • Experience collaborating with engineers and subject matter experts
  • Understanding technical requirements and how to transform them into written test cases
  • Knowledge of LTE is a plus


What you will do:
  • Research technical requirements from the 3GPP in regards to Release 14 Mission Critical Services (MCS). MCS consists of Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT), Mission Critical Video (MCVideo), and Mission Critical Data (MCData).
  • Present findings to research staff of PSCR and other interested parties.
  • Write test cases and related material based upon the researched requirements for inclusion in 3GPP specifications.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to edit own test cases and related material as well as from other authors.

Export Controls


Minimum Bachelor's - Preferred Master's

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Curriculum Vitae; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11107 - Physics - NIST PREP

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 27, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lisa Valencia

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00744710





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Posted: 3/28/2018
Application Due: 5/9/2018
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