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Palo alto research center | Palo Alto, CA
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Job Description

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has an open position for a Summer/Fall 2019 start-date intern/Research Assistant to work on a millimeter wave radar project in the Hardware Systems Laboratory (HSL).

Required skillset and experience:

* Radar back scatter data collection experiments and radar data processing
* Radar Hardware hands on
* Millimeter wave measurements (S-param, Power, etc)
* Numerical EM simulation with CST Microwave Studio or similar tool

Preferred Skillset:

* Experience with 60 GHz transceiver systems.
* Experience with printed electronics
* SAR data processing
* Numerical optimization techniques


* Conducting of various back-scatter experiments, data collection, and developing code for data processing
* Build/test of mmW Radar system using commercially available products and development boards
* Conducting mmW measurements (S-param, power, etc)
* Conducting various back-scatter experiments and measurements with millimeter wave radar in the lab
* Developing code in MATLAB and/or python for processing the radar (SAR) data into meaningful results (preferred)
* Developing code in MATLAB and CST for radar-cross-section design/optimization
* Assisting in other projects.


* PhD student (Preferred: with Masters Degree) in Electrical Engineering or other relevant majors.


* 6-8 months


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K. PARC also strives for the best possible work-life balance, so employees benefit from maternity, paternity and adoption leave, as well as a variety of flexible working options. PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see http://www.parc.com/about/culture.html). PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see http://www.parc.com/about/careers/).

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms - from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing - and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.

About Palo alto research center

PARC, a Xerox Corporation company (NYSE: XRX), collaborates with sponsors and clients to discover breakthrough business and technology concepts that solve real needs, and transform how enterprises deliver value to customers. PARC takes an agile, multidisciplinary approach to open innovation, by bringing together physical, computer, biological, and social scientists who have the vision, expertise and instinct to convert groundbreaking scientific findings into industrial-strength prototypes. Founded in 1970 as part of Xerox Research, then incorporated in 2002 as an independent research business, PARC is celebrated for innovations such as laser printing, distributed computing and Ethernet, the graphical user interface (GUI), object-oriented programming, and ubiquitous computing.