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Student Assistant

Apply now Job no: 500530
Department: Engineering Technology - Middletown Campus
Location: Middletown, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Job Title:

Student Assistant


$11.30/hr - $12.30/hr

Duration of Appointment:

academic year

Hours per Week:


Job Summary: Assist Dr. Meenakshi (Meena) Narayan and other Engineering Technology faculty in designing and building robotic systems for industrial and medical applications through prototype planning, equipment selection and purchase, designing/assembling electrical circuits, robot programming, simulations and data analysis, hardware assembly, operate industrial robot arms (Yaskawa or Fanuc), computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing. The students will report their contributions in terms of a final oral presentation with working demos, and an (optional) technical/conference paper writing.
Essential Duties: Assist Dr. Meenakshi (Meena) Narayan and other Engineering Technology faculty in designing and building robotic systems for industrial and medical applications.
Preferred Qualifications:

Basic programming skills (Python, C, Java), basics of CAD (Solidworks), 3D printing, circuits design, sensor integration with hardware and software, PLC programming, interpreting data in MATLAB.

Minimum Qualifications:

Have basic communication skills; ability to apply their current skills and knowledge to plan and design robotic systems; ability to learn new skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Students should submit their resume, and one-page personal statement describing their skills and interests, related experience, future goals, and their expectations from this research program at Miami.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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