Graduate Research Assistantship Position – Mississippi State University

Graduate Research Assistantship Position Available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University

One graduate research assistantship position for the M.S. or Ph.D. program is available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of novel bio-based adhesives for wood-based composite and products. The nature of the project is highly multidisciplinary, and the candidate will receive technical training in the broad field of biomass processing, polymer science & engineering, and synthetic and bio-based adhesives. The results of the project are expected to find applications in wood, polymer, and biochemical industries.

The candidate should have:

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

The target starting date is Spring semester in 2020. The expected enrollment in the program is January 1, 2020. The Department of Sustainable Bioproducts will support this project on funding, which will cover graduate student’s stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University will be required for an official offer to be made.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single PDF file to Dr. Yunsang Kim at yunsang.kim@msstate.edu. Skype/video interview may be requested and 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/).

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.

 

 

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