Research Assistant - Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Position
The Dynamic Photo-Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island is looking for a full-time graduate research student who will be working on structural dynamics experimentation research. This position is fully funded by D.o.D. grants and will require the student to perform research involving fluid-structure interactions and the experimentation of shock and impact events while taking graduate level courses towards a M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.
- A B.S./M.S. degree (or equivalent) in Engineering by May 2020.
- Wants to pursue a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rhode Graduate School.
- A strong background in structural mechanics, experimental and theoretical mechanics, and data analysis.
- Experience with experimental research equipment such as data acquisition systems.
- Experience with programming in MATLAB.
- Strong motivation to perform cutting-edge research and to publish research articles.
- Strong aptitude to constantly collaborate with others.
- Permanent U.S. Residency (this is required for funding on specific D.o.D. projects; please indicate if you meet this qualification).
- U.S. Citizenship (this is preferred for funding on specific D.o.D. projects; please indicate if you meet this qualification).