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Job ID: 135943

Graduate Research Assistant
Mississippi State University

Date Posted Jan. 8, 2020
Title Graduate Research Assistant
University Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS, United States
Department Sustatinable Bioproducts
Application Deadline May 1, 2020
Position Start Date May 1, 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry

One graduate research assistantship is available for a Master (MS) 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. The MS candidate will be involved in both experimental and
computer simulation work. The successful candidate will be funded during the study period (2 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
  • Have a TOEFL score of 79 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or better (students with non-English
    credentials only)
  • Have experience in finite element modeling using ABAQUS
  • 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 January 6th, 2020 until the position is filled. The expected enrollment in the program is May 1st,

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.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Yun Sang Kim
    Sustatinable Bioproducts
    Mississippi State University
    201 Locksley Way
    Starkville, MS 39762


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