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Job Summary

An undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering is sought for assistance on collaborative projects. An assistant in research will have the opportunity to work on faculty-generated projects. Students are paid bi-weekly at an hourly rate determined by the faculty project sponsor.


Selected candidates will assist with experimental procedures and in the preparation of reports, perform simple calculations or measurements, code and/or record data.  Specific activities are dependent upon the faculty research. Perform other duties as assigned or requested by your direct supervisor. Weekly meetings with the faculty supervisor may be required in this position.

Required Qualifications*

  • Must be a current Mechanical Engineering undergraduate student at UM-Dearborn

  • Self-motivation and willingness to learn new applications and the ability to work independently

  • Good communication skills

  • Good organizational and documentation skills for keeping track of data and multiple analysis steps

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, internet search engines, internet and mobile devices

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.