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Work for IROM

There are several Undergraduate and Graduate Student academic opportunities in IROM.

Interested in being a Teaching Assistant or Graduate Research Assistant?  Graduate students should directly reach out to faculty they want to work with via email.  You can search the IROM Faculty Directory according to their respective concentration.

Undergraduate students interested in being a teaching or research assistant can contact the BBA office for more information.  You may search for other current undergraduate positions on Handshake.


Current Student Job Postings 

Graduate Research Assistantship Available 

Project title: Organ Procurement and Information Process Optimization

Principal Investigator: Diwakar Gupta, IROM Department, McCombs School of Business

Start Date: September 1, 2020 or whenever a suitable candidate is identified

Effort: negotiable, expected between 10 to 20 hours per week

Duration: Fall semester 2020, renewable based on performance and progress

Project Narrative: The widespread use of electronic medical record systems by hospitals, and electronic capture of referrals data by the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) makes it possible to harness large amounts of data to augment human decision-making and ask whether this can increase the supply of organs, specifically kidneys. The PI in this project will focus on improving the speed and accuracy of case coordinators' donor-disposition decisions by developing and testing customized machine learning and sequential decision-making algorithms using data from two OPOs. These efforts will help quantify the potential benefit of leveraging OPO data to increase kidney supply and pave the way for a larger study focusing on multiple OPOs.

Desirable Skills/Background:

1.      Knowledge of implementing state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms in Python, or R (coding skills required)

2.      Advanced knowledge of statistics and stochastic processes

3.      At least one year of graduate course work in Mathematics, CS, or IE/OR

4.      Superior academic performance record

5.      Ability and willingness to work independently on challenging problems

6.      Communication skills – oral and written (writing required)

Interested students should apply on Handshake.


IROM Student Orgs

The Management of Information Systems Association (MISA) at McCombs School of Business is a collection of students interested in careers relating to Information Technology. We connect MIS students at McCombs with other like-minded individuals, and we host networking events to provide McCombs students with exposure to MIS recruiters.

Supply Chain Management Student Organization at McCombs School of Business is open to all students who attend the University of Texas at Austin who want to gain insight in supply chain with various companies across a range of industries. SCMSO fosters an environment to connect and network with peers and professionals in the field.