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Job ID: 184579

Graduate Research Assistant
Clemson University

Date Posted Apr. 26, 2022
Title Graduate Research Assistant
University Clemson University
Greenville, SC, United States
Department Clemson Composites Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering

Job Description:

Work with a fun, dynamic team at the Clemson Composites Center (CCC). We are seeking applications for
Ph.D. students to join as graduate research assistants. The student(s) will be required to work closely with
current employees at CCC and personnel from government agencies such as the Department of Energy
(DOE) and OEMs such as HONDA to manufacture a composites intense Body-in-white (BiW) structure.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development, testing, and performance evaluation of thermoset materials and processes such as high-pressure resin transfer molding, wet compression molding, and injection molding
  • Develop process and mechanical property data cards for FEA evaluation
  • Analyze results of studies and summarize findings in technical reports
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and other documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Requirements:

  • Strong background in polymer science, characterization and/or polymer processing is preferable
  • Experience in polymer characterization techniques such as DSC, TGA, TMA, DMA, and rheometer
  • Readiness to conduct independent literature review and literature search based on tasks assigned
  • Capability to solve problems independently through scientific reasoning and a thorough understanding of
    the concepts involved
  • Adequate experience/readiness to learn MS Excel and Python/MATLAB

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with polymer process simulations software such as Moldex 3D or Moldflow and 3D printing
    processes for polymers and plastics
  • Familiarity with process automation and data acquisition (Matlab or equivalent) is preferred

How To Apply:

Please send your resume (PDF only) to


  • Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Contact Information

  • Sai Aditya Pradeep
    Clemson Composites Center
    Clemson University
    Greenville, SC


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