Research Assistant

Position Description

The Powell Family Structures and Materials Lab has vacancies for OPS Research Assistants. These positions support lab operations and graduate research projects within the civil engineering department. Responsibilities include the preparation and testing of research specimens, design and fabrication of test equipment, data acquisition and analysis, and equipment operation and maintenance. Individual responsibilities will vary based on employee qualifications.

These positions provide the opportunity to collaborate with ESSIE faculty and staff in state of the industry research. Students with a desire to develop relevant experience or further their education should consider this position a strong networking opportunity.

Compensation starts at $10/hour, additional compensation available on a performance basis. Must be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should possess the following attributes: strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to follow instructions, and a desire to engage in the research being conducted.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with instrumentation and data acquisition, mechanical systems, construction, metal fabrication, machining, familiarity with power tools.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website to learn more:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to


Shelby Brothers

Research Coordinator

Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory
Eng. School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
University of Florida, 365 Weil Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611
t: (386) 688-0551  e:


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