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Graduate Student Positions (Research Assistantships)

One of the primary functions of the Composites Center is the training of graduate students. To accomplish this task, research assistantships are offered to the most qualified student applicants, allowing students to pursue their graduate degrees with financial support. The Center encourages students who are interested in research positions to apply for admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants must apply to the academic program in which they are interested (Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering). Interested students may also send their résumé electronically to the Center Director.

Postdoctoral Positions

USC’s Composites Center invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Applicants with expertise in the following broad areas are sought:

+ polymer chemistry with a knowledge of processing and composite manufacturing

+ composite processing and manufacturing

+ fluid flow

+ simulation of composite mechanics, damage and manufacturing

+ environmental effects on composites

The diverse scope of the Center and the interactions it foments with industry and other universities will provide the successful candidates with an opportunity for scholarship and professional growth. Candidates should be recent PhD graduates in materials science, mechanical engineering, or chemical engineering with a background in composite materials.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are important.

The appointment is for one year with renewal possible for one additional year. Applicants should send resume and the names of three references via email to the Center Director.

Undergraduate Assistants

Undergraduate research assistantships are available during the academic year (part-time) and summer (full time) to qualified individuals. In addition, summer internships are available with local companies.  Also available

+ Merit Research Program
+ WiSE Research Grants