Graduate Assistantship Jobs

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Graduate Assistantship Mississippi 10/31/2017 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

An opening with a two year stipend and tuition waiver is available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, Mississippi State University. The student selected for this position will work toward an M.S. in Sustainable Bioproducts, focusing on the statistical distributions of strength and stiffness properties in mill run lumber populations. The student selected for this position will be responsible for oversight of laboratory work involving, but not limited to, the following:

  • Acquisition of lumber specimens from local/regional sawmills
  • Preparation of specimens for testing (labeling, measuring, planing, weighing, etc.)
  • Laboratory-based nondestructive evaluation of the lumber specimens
  • Performance of static bending tests on an Instron universal testing machine
  • Participation in statistical analyses of the data
  • Preparation/presentation of oral and written reports

In addition to these duties, the selected student will pursue coursework necessary for the completion of an M.S. degree in Sustainable Bioproducts and write/defend a thesis on this project.

In support of this work, the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory have collaborated on funding, which will support one M.S. student for two academic years, including stipend, tuition, and insurance. The student will also maintain an office cubicle at the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts.

A student selected for this position will be under the direction of Dr. Frank Owens (MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts). The student will have ample opportunities for interaction with professional research and industry personnel, and when possible, will travel to appropriate meetings to present findings from this research.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (forestry/forest products/wood science, engineering, mathematics/statistics, physics, etc.) and a GRE test report are required for application to this program. TOEFL (min. 550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 iBT) or IELTS (min. 6.5) is required for international students. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University will be required before an offer can be made.

This position will remain open until filled. The start date will be Summer or Fall Semester 2018. If you or a student you know is interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Frank Owens at frank.owens@msstate.edu. Skype/video conference interviews may be requested. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found on the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and the Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu).


Apply By:1/31/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 10/25/2017 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Graduate research assistantship positions for the M.S. or Ph.D. program are available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University.

The successful candidate will work in highly multidisciplinary research projects and will receive technical training in the broad field of biomass processing, renewable polymers, and the development of organic coatings. The proposed project focuses on the development of novel bio-based hybrid materials for functional coatings and adhesives. The results of this project are expected to find applications of lignocellulosic biomass for wood and polymer industries.

The candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in wood science/products, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, agricultural engineering, chemistry, or closely related disciplines relevant to the topics of the study
  • Maintained good academic standing
  • GRE test report and TOEFL 79+ or IELTS 6.5 (required for international students only)

The Department of Sustainable Bioproducts will support this project on funding, which will cover graduate student’s stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. The target starting date is Summer semester or Fall semester in 2018. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University will be required before an offer can be made.

If you are interested, please send a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Plan, transcripts of all degrees to Dr. Yunsang Kim at yunsang.kim@msstate.edu for this opportunity. Skype/video conference interviews may be requested. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found at the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and the Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).


Apply By:1/25/2018


Posted By: KBrasher