We have multiple openings at CMSC for Sophomores and Juniors in AAE, ME & MSE for a particle physics support structures project with CMS, CERN.
We are designing, prototyping, and building large carbon fiber composite structures to support the various components with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) – HL – Upgrade.
The project details are in the pdf attached with this email.
The responsibilities for the Undergrad Research Assistants will be as follows –
- Sample preparation for material characterization
- Experimental set up help
- Metrology – using CMM, FARO laser scan arm as well as Digital Image Correlation
- Part prototyping help including mechanical assembly and jig manufacturing
- Lab organization and clean up
- CAD modelling for simple parts and help with simulation set ups
- Writing simple codes to plot the data gathered in experiments
- Report writing and documentation work
Expectations, qualifications, and requirements for these positions are –
- 3.0+ GPA and Sophomores or Juniors as of Fall 2021
- Mechanically minded (comfortable with hand tools, assembly, shop work, etc.)
- Organized and clean
- Willing to work 10+ hours per week in at least 4 hr increments
- Prior lab experience or just working in garage kind of experience an advantage
- Python, Matlab, CAD, electronics experience an advantage
- Desire to stay with the lab multiple years, over summer preferred
- Car or other easy transportation to the facility is helpful – CMSC is located in Purdue Research Park (1105 Challenger Ave., West Lafayette) – CityBus Stop on Route No. 10 is close by
Deadline to apply for the position – 10 Oct 2021. Interviews for selected candidates will be conducted on rolling basis till positions are filled.
Pay starting at $12.50 per hour
To apply – Send your resume and a 500-word cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover letter –
Explaining why you want this position and talk about a single relevant project experience you have – can be as simple as I worked on a wooden table at home over a summer break. Anything that tells us your experience in making / manufacturing things and using simple hand and power tools. Of course, if you have lab or internship experience talk about that.
PI on the project – Dr. Ben Denos, Dr. Andy Jung
Graduate student – Sushrut Karmarkar
P.S. – Some useful links –
Sushrut Karmarkar | Graduate Research Assistant
Interfacial Multiphysics Lab; and Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA