The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Western Michigan University is seeking applications for one highly motivated PhD student. The selected candidate will be involved with a collaborative effort between WMU and BYU focused on the development and evaluation of a novel miniature ion trap mass analyzer. Primary responsibilities will center on the experimental effort and coordinate with the computational effort conducted at BYU.
Candidates with hands-on experience with mass spectrometers, vacuum and gas handling systems, basic electronics hardware, SIMION, LabVIEW, Solidworks, and Matlab are desired. Excellent communication and written skills are required. The selected candidate will be expected to oversee undergraduate and master students, publish peer-reviewed journal articles, and present results at national conferences.
This appointment is fully funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation and includes a stipend, full tuition, and benefits. The successful applicate will enter the WMU aerospace engineering PhD program as a PhD candidate and will be required to maintain good academic standing throughout their candidacy. Outstanding candidates interested in this opportunity should submit a cover letter detailing their academic and research background, a current CV, official academic transcript(s), and provide the name, association, and e-mail address of three references. Please email all documents, in pdf format, to Dr. Nicholas Taylor at email@example.com.
The successful applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, or closely related field prior to the beginning of the appointment. Individuals with a master’s degree are highly encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will be expected to begin in the spring semester 2021.