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University of Southern Mississippi Research Assistant (Part-time) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Research Assistant (Part-time)

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Research Assistant (Part-time).

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001

United States

Division Polymer Science and Engineering

Position Type Staff

Employment Status Part Time

Grant Funded No

Posting Close Date open until filled

Job Summary

Research assistant to work on polymer synthesis, materials characterization, and data analysis. Assist to manage research activities in the group.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Synthesis and functionalization of commodity polymers.

  • Characterize polymer morphology and property

  • Prepare publications, proposals and oral and written reports.

  • Travel to user facilities, national labs and national conferences.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, material science and engineering or closely related discipline. The candidate needs to have experience in polymer physics and engineering. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and capable of working collaboratively in a team environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Solid fundamental knowledge in polymer physics and engineering. Ability to process and characterize polymer materials.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in one or more of the following experiment techniques would be preferred: chemical vapor deposition, fluorescence microscopy, polymer self-assembly and elastomer materials.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

Since our founding in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi has remained dedicated to preparing students for success. We deliver programs to more than 13,000 students in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. We are a community-engaged Carnegie R1 university, earning distinction as one of the nation's leading research institutions.

Southern Miss is known for pioneering work in polymer science, ocean science, spectator sports safety and security, and bringing language to children with communication disorders. We are also a national leader in a broad range of disciplines, including cybersecurity, hydrography, nutrition, aquaculture, kinesiology, and economic development, among others.

We produce graduates ready to enter fields that are leading the way in emerging technologies through programs such as computer engineering, information technology, and ocean engineering. We’re developing the next generation of business leaders, while also responding to critical workforce shortages by producing skilled professionals in education and nursing. With a tradition of excellence in the arts, we are one of only 36 public institutions in the nation accredited in four major areas of the arts. Home to the Golden Eagles, our student-athletes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports. With a culture marked by passion and persistence, Southern Miss is delivering graduates who are ready for life. For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.