Job Posting

Engineering Research Assistant

Bioengineering / Plant Sciences

Position Information

Duties

We are currently recruiting two MU engineering students to work at the interface of mechanical engineering / computer vision / and plant physiology.

This is an hourly paid position ($10.00/hour, 10-15 hours/week) part of a NSF-funded project (https://plantsciences.missouri.edu/DMClab/) with specific requirements. Please read the full add before requesting an interview.

Background.
Plant biologists have developed resources to study the function of individual genes in a high-throughput format including data collection from hundreds of individuals in a short period of time. One of the limitations of this approach is the consistent collection of biological data (i.e. plant growth) in a fast and automated manner. High throughput phenotyping (HTP) is an automated, unbiased approach used to collect and analyze different characteristics and properties of organisms with minimal human intervention.

To this end, we are looking for individuals with experience in CNC development and programming / 3D printing / and/or electric circuit assembly to join our team.

If you have experience in the following skills, we encourage you to apply:
- Able to program a microcontroller (e.g. Arduino).
- Basic understanding of 3D printing
- Capable of constructing electric circuits
- Knowledge of common construction tools such as wrenches, sockets, screws
- C-like language programming

If you are qualified and interested in the position, please send an email to Heather Hunt (hunthk@missouri.edu) with a copy of your resume / CV and unofficial transcript. Please include the following line in the email subject: SPIP_2017.

Look forward to working with you on this exciting project!

Required Skills

There are two aspects of this project: the mechanical side and the programming side. We do not expect every candidate to have all of the skills.
- Able to program a microcontroller (e.g. Arduino).
- Basic understanding of 3D printing
- Capable of constructing electric circuits
- Knowledge of common construction tools such as wrenches, sockets, screws
- C-like language programing

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

Please provide your resume and unofficial transcript.

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