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Graduate Assistantship - Iowa State University

Graduate Assistantship in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Advanced Machinery Engineering area

Position: Graduate Assistantship in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Advanced Machinery Engineering area

Background: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is building machinery testing capability to meet current and future industry needs. Many opportunities for research exist with the new Soil-Machine Dynamics Laboratory and Off-Highway Vehicle Chassis Dynamometer Laboratory. In addition, the fluid power education program has need for teaching assistant support.

Emphases: Teaching assistant support for fluid power and machine systems courses. Research in soil-machine dynamics and/or vehicle testing.

Availability: August 15, 2020

Qualifications:

  • BS in Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, Industrial Technology, or closely related area
  • Eligibility for acceptance into Agricultural Engineering or Industrial and Agricultural Technology graduate programs at Iowa State
  • Interest in fluid power and machinery testing
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Interest in teaching and guiding student learning

Additional attributes desired:

  • Coursework in fluid power, agricultural machine design, soil machine dynamics,
  • Experience with machinery testing

Contact: Outstanding candidates with excellent academic record and research interests are invited to apply for this position. Send a detailed resume (pdf or hard copy) and a cover letter indicating your career goals, experiences and technical skills related to this area of research to:

Dr. Brian Steward
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
2325 Elings Hall, 605 Bissell Road
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Ph 515-294-1452
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