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Job ID: 146134

Graduate Student Research Assistant
University of South Florida

Date Posted Sep. 3, 2020
Title Graduate Student Research Assistant
University University of South Florida
Tampa, FL, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Jan. 11, 2021
  • Online / Remote Position
  • Graduate Student
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Sustainable Engineering

Dr. Nancy Diaz-Elsayed has one opening for a Ph.D. student in the Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 to join the Smart and Sustainable Systems Laboratory (S3 Lab). The research will investigate the sustainable design and operation of manufacturing facilities and how smart manufacturing technologies can be leveraged for reduced environmental impact. Candidates who have experience with:

  • Life Cycle Assessment and/or Life Cycle Costing Analyses
  • The operation of production equipment
  • The development of smart applications or connected devices, and/or
  • Machine learning, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), or other related modeling techniques are strongly encouraged to apply.

Preferred candidates will have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field. To apply, please email 1) a cover letter highlighting your interests, relevant experience, and availability for the Spring or Fall 2021 term, and 2) a resume including relevant coursework and skills (e.g., familiarity with modeling techniques, programming languages, and/or production equipment) to Dr. Nancy Diaz-Elsayed ( All applicants must satisfy USF graduate program admission requirements: For applicants interested in the Spring 2021 term, a graduate application will need to be submitted by the October 15th, 2020 deadline on the USF Graduate Admissions website as well:
Located in sunny Tampa, FL, the University of South Florida is one of three Preeminent State Research Universities in the state of Florida and is ranked 25 in the nation among public universities in annual research expenditures. Tampa is the nation’s second fastest-growing tech hub, and USF ranks 7th in the nation among public universities for granted U.S. patents.

  • USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Nancy Diaz-Elsayed
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of South Florida
    4202 E. Fowler Avenue
    Eng 030
    Tampa, FL 33620


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