2020/2021 Academic Year Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) and Undergraduate Research Assistant (URA)
The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) is seeking a self-motivated, critical
thinker/problem solver, graduate or advanced undergraduate student to serve as a GRA or
URA. The social impacts of advanced technologies is a focus of CACP with a particular emphasis
on wireless and next-generation technologies’ impact on the lives of people with disabilities.
Other research areas include employment opportunities and outcomes for people with
disabilities, broadening participation in STEM education, and disaster communications and
response. The research assistant will work on research and development projects, which
typically involves user testing of prototype technology; supporting qualitative research
methodologies including focus groups and interviews; supporting quantitative analyses;
conducting literature reviews; writing copy for newsletters and online newsroom; tracking
federal policy and rulemakings related to wireless technology and people with disabilities; and
summarizing policy related to next generation communications and technologies.
Desired Capabilities: Ability to work on multiple projects, and juggle time priorities, excellent
qualitative and quantitative research skills, and ability to parse and absorb large amounts of
policy-related materials. As a significant portion of CACP’s work is in the form of written
reports, newsletters, and presentations, excellent writing, and communications skills are
required. Applicants with public policy, regulatory, emergency communications or individuals
with disabilities knowledge are preferred. Experience using EndNote (or similar reference
management software), Microsoft Office Suite, and data analysis software such as Nvivo, SPSS,
and R are also desired.
Please send a cover letter, which includes an explanation of how your
previous research experience and/or skill set can be beneficial to CACP and the Rehabilitation
Engineering Research Center on Inclusive Wireless Technologies, a writing sample (paper), and
resume to Salimah LaForce (salimah @cacp.gatech.edu).