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Graduate Research Assistant (PhD position)
Mississippi State University

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2018
Title Graduate Research Assistant (PhD position)
University Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS, United States
Department Sustatinable Bioproducts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2019
  • Graduate Student
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry

One graduate research assistantship is available for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project in the field of timber engineering with a focus on performance evaluation of timber components and structures. In particular, the candidate will investigate the parameters affecting structural performance of interior guard systems. The PhD candidate will be involved in both experimental and computer simulation work. The successful candidate will be funded during the study period (3 years) with an assistantship, plus tuition, fees and insurance.
The candidate 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 adaptive to multi-disciplinary research work requirements
  • Be an excellent team-player
    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 . The review of the applications will start on August 20th, 2018 until the position is filled. The expected enrollment in the program is January 1st, 2019.
    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 ( and Office of Graduate School (

  • MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

    Mississippi State University is an AA/EOE.

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Contact Information

  • Hyungsuk Lim
    Sustatinable Bioproducts
    Mississippi State University
    Mail Stop 9820
    MS State, MS 39762


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