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Job ID: 113841

Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.)
Auburn University

Date Posted Oct. 11, 2018
Title Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.)
University Auburn University
Department Mechanical Engineering More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2019
  • Auburn, AL
    United States
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

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 @ 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.

  • Auburn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Contact the Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Office to reach the designated person to handle inquires regarding Auburn University’s non-descrimination policies.

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Contact Information

  • Scott Thompson
    Mechanical Engineering
    Auburn University
    354 War Eagle Way
    1418 Wiggins Hall
    Auburn, AL 36849


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