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Job Summary

A master's student is sought for assistance on collaborative projects. Research assistants 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.


Perform routine research tasks, including library research; participate in group observation activities; administer questionnaires and conduct interviews; take part in experiments; collect, analyze, code, and tabulate data; set up and operate laboratory programming operations. Specific activities are dependent upon the faculty research. Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the direct supervisor.

Required Qualifications*

  • At least an undergraduate degree in engineering or related field. Must be a current Mechanical Engineering graduate 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

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