Graduate Research Assistantships


University of Missouri


Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.

Principal Investigator

James Lee



Applications are invited for multiple graduate research assistant positions to join the Bioengineering Department and interdisciplinary research projects focusing on monocytes, neurons, astrocytes, and endothelial cells in neurodegenerative diseases. Successful candidates will be exposed to cell mechanics, biomaterials, and molecular biology.  Research projects are currently supported by the National Institutes of Health.  For more information, please visit


Candidates should have (or be about to receive) a M.S. degree in biomedical /chemical / mechanical engineering or a closely related field (including biochemistry, neuroscience, physics, and biophysics) and should be eligible to enroll in the Ph.D. program in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri, Columbia. GRE revised scores of 154, 156, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.  Compensation includes full tuition coverage and a competitive stipend payable in 12 installments.

Interested individuals should submit a detailed resume including B.S. and M.S. GPA, GRE test results, and publications (if applicable). Screening will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The positions may commence immediately after the successful candidates are identified.