Auburn University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking candidates for a Ph.D.-track Graduate Research Assistant. This Assistantship will have full tuition waivers and an annual stipend. The selected graduate student will work on the metals additive manufacturing (AM) of biomedical implants while collaborating on a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Auburn faculty in mechanical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, pharmacy, business, and the veterinary school of medicine. The student will need to have B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at a minimum. Other B.S. degrees from other engineering fields may be considered – especially those related to bio-engineering.
More information regarding the project below:
"Auburn researchers plan to develop improved implants/orthotics for those with neuromuscular and skeletal system needs through the process of additive manufacturing. This process, also known as "3D printing," allows for more customizable implants for small animals and humans and the possibility of embedded drugs in implants to ward off infections that can sometimes follow implant surgeries.
The Auburn solution: Research will take place to ensure "3-D printed" biomedical implants will remain durable during use and conform well to a patient’s needs while serving as a reliable drug-delivery source that can offer injury-triggered pain relief. The additive manufacturing process also helps reduce implant production costs."
Please email your most recent resume/CV to Dr. Scott Thompson @ email@example.com if you would like to apply for this position. The target start date is in early 2019 (spring semester), and evaluation of applicants will being immediately.