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Job Description

Multiple positions for undergraduate students are available at Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin (ARL:UT). ARL:UT, the largest organized research unit of the University, is located at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin – via a free bus ride on Capital Metro or just a short drive from the main campus.

ARL:UT provides a unique opportunity for UT science and engineering students to gain valuable paid work experience alongside their pursuit of academic goals. Our research staff is a diverse group of scientists and engineers performing basic and applied research in many areas. Students work with full time research staff and may perform a variety of functions such as assisting in the design, programming, testing and integration of project-related software; developing tools to process, store, query, and analyze large amounts of data; conducting research and performing experiments; performing computer-aided design (CAD), analysis, and associated mechanical engineering tasks; circuit design, debugging, and integration; and a variety of other related science and engineering support tasks.

Most ARL:UT undergraduate student positions have flexible work hours, with as few as 10-15 hours per week generally being acceptable during long semesters, and with additional flexibility in consideration of a student’s academic obligations such as tests and final exams. Many students who work at ARL do so throughout their academic careers, working part time during the long semesters and full time during the summer semesters.

Tuition Assistance:

For ARL:UT Student Technicians who meet certain academic and work hour requirements, partial tuition assistance is available.


  • US 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
  • Most positions also require ability or strong interest in programming in various languages, including but not limited to Java, Python, Matlab, and C++
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Job Information

Position Type
Part-time/Non work-study

Applied Research Laboratories


Work Days and Times
M-F 8-5

Approximate Hours per Week
10 – 20

Hourly Wage
$19.00 and up depending on student classification and relevant experience.

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Contact Information

Christy Habecker
Applied Research Laboratories (ARL:UT)
The University of Texas at Austin
Fax: 512-835-3016
Phone: 512-835-3233
10000 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78758
United States

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