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 every day?
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.
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.).
The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in a Computer Science or 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 US citizens only. The application deadline is May 29th, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. Applications are being reviewed as they are submitted, and appointments are expected to start between now and June.
Contact USDOT@orau.org for questions (reference USDOT-2020-0002). For more information and to apply, please visit: