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Ph.D. level Graduate Research Assistant Position
New Mexico State University

Date Posted Feb. 5, 2021
Title Ph.D. level Graduate Research Assistant Position
University New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, United States
Department Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Architectural (Building & Construction)
    Civil Engineering

Two to four years of Ph.D. graduate research assistantships are available at the Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University (NMSU). The assistantship may start from the Summer or Fall of 2021. The successful applicant will be working on internally or externally supported projects, including NSF awarded project. The student will work on the Structural Reliability of bridges, offshore wind turbines, and other types of structures. The research assistant will have opportunities to learn and to work on Deep Learning/Machine learning in the various civil structural engineering applications.

The minimum qualification for the position includes:
(1) B.S. or M.S. in civil engineering, architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, or other related engineering fields by the time of hiring.

Preferred qualifications for the position include:
(1) M.S. in civil engineering, architectural engineering, or mechanical engineering with an emphasis on Structural Engineering by the time of hiring.
(2) Experienced in one of the following areas: Structural reliability, Offshore Wind Turbine, Concrete Bridges, Machine learning, Deep learning
(3) Experienced in multiples of the following computational tool: Python, MATLAB, FERUM, OpenSees, OrcaFlex, Abaqus, TensorFlow, or MATLAB deep learning.

Interested individuals should email a cover letter, detailed resume, unofficial transcripts, and (if possible) GRE scores in a single PDF file to If there is a good fit, applicants will be later required to apply to the Civil Engineering program at New Mexico State University. The position is available in Summer 2021 or earlier if the student is already enrolled at NMSU.

  • New Mexico State University (NMSU) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities in our employment and learning environments. NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities as required by equal opportunity/affirmative action regulations and laws and university policy and rules.

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