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Graduate Research Assistant (MS and Ph.D. positions) Mississippi 5/26/2020 +

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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Two graduate research assistantships are available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful applicants will be involved in multidisciplinary projects in the field of timber engineering. The Master of Science (MS) program applicant will be involved in computer simulation work on wooden joints, while the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program applicant will carry out a project on the development of preservative-treated cross-laminated timber panels. The successful applicants will be funded during the study periods (i.e. 2 years for MS program and 3 years for Ph.D. program) with competitive stipends, tuition, fees, and insurance.

The applicants of both programs must:

  • Possess undergraduate and graduate degrees relevant to the topic of the study, preferably in civil (structural) engineering and/or wood science
  • Previously attained and maintained exceptional academic standing (min GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale basis)
  • Have a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or better (students with non-English credentials only)
  • Be an excellent team-player

The MS program applicant must:

  • Have experience in finite element modeling using ABAQUS

The Ph.D. program applicant must:

  • Have experience in wood composite manufacturing

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two referees by email as a single pdf file to Dr. Hyungsuk Lim h.lim@msstate.edu . The review of the applications will start on May 18th, 2020, until the position is filled. The expected enrollment in the program is September 2020.

We thank all of the applicants, but 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 Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).

Apply By:8/26/2020

Posted By: KBrasher