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Research Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Date Posted:
September 18, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins November 01, 2017
Salary Information:
$1,706/month for Master's student / $1,774/month for Ph.D student
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary - Not to Exceed: December 30, 2018

Other Conditions:
  • Position to begin in January 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. Continuation depends on the satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. • Conduct interdisciplinary research in the Laboratory of Biocolloids and Biointerfaces
  2. • Conduct NSF-supported research as described in
  4. • Assist the Professor in experimental study of bio-nano interactions
  5. • Assist the professor in analytic study of droplet based research
  6. • Conduct experiments, analyze data, and publish papers in scientific journals
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Must be an enrolled Master's or Ph.D candidate. We are recruiting responsible and self-motivated graduate students who are interested in experimental research at the interface of engineering, physical chemistry, nanotechnology, medical sciences, biophysics and biochemistry.
  2. Preference will be given to students who apply for a PhD program (usually 3-4 years). However, excellent students who apply for a M.Sc. program (usually 2 years) will also be considered. You may visit our website for more information about our research.
  3. We welcome interested students from all backgrounds of Engineering, Chemistry, and Biology to apply. Although we are in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, our research is mainly on chemistry and nanotechnology, specifically colloids and surfaces, monolayers, bio-nano interactions, and biophysics. We are also working on instrumentation, including both software and hardware development. Hence, students with the background of mechatronics, thermofluids, and mechanical engineering are also welcome to apply.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Preference will be given to students who apply for a PhD program

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 3 letters of recommendation, scores for standardized tests (GRE, and TOEFL if English is a second language), three letters of recommendation (if available) and official transcripts to the address below. Details of the application requirements can be found at
  1. Professor Yi Zuo; 808-956-9650;

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