Forest Biomaterials Assistantship - Michigan Technological University
The Michigan Technological University (MTU) School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is seeking outstanding and motivated applicants for a 3-year Graduate Research Assistantship at PhD level to study lignocellulosic biomaterials, focusing on fundamental problems associated with lignocellulosic biomass utilization for nanomaterials and chemicals. The assistantship includes full stipend and tuition.
Applicants must have strong background in chemistry with an undergraduate degree in wood science, forestry, chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science-related disciplines. Experiences in interdisciplinary research of renewable polymers is preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with a Master’s degree. The applicants must be able to work as a team member and willing to collaborate with others.
To apply, create one single PDF file including: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate courses; and (4) contact information of three references. International applicants whose first language is not English must include unofficial TOEFL or IELTS score. In the cover letter, please explain your qualification, research interest, and research experience related to this position. Please name the PDF file with your first and last name and email it to Dr. Xinfeng Xie (email@example.com). In the email subject line type “Re: Lignocellulosic Biomaterials Assistantship”. Reviewing of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Desirable candidates will be invited to submit their official applications to MTU Graduate School.
Please contact Dr. Xinfeng Xie, Assistant Professor of Forest Biomaterials, for more information.
The student will be based in Houghton, MI within MTU School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. MTU is located in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula on the south shore of Lake Superior, an excellent place for outdoor adventure. Houghton, MI is a safe, inexpensive, and friendly community (for more about life in Houghton, see: www.mtu.edu/international/admissions/community/).