SC State University has Eight Graduate Research Assistant Positions Available

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Master of Science in Transportation (MST) Program at SC State University has eight Graduate Research Assistant positions available immediately. The persons filling these positions will work under the direct supervision of faculty members to conduct research in the areas of transportation engineering, traffic flow theory, traffic safety, operations research and logistics, renewable energy (especially bio-fuels related research) and environment. Applicants must have a strong analytical and scientific background. Women, minorities and students from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Graduate Research Assistants will work with the assigned faculty for 25 hours per week for up to 12 months. The hourly rate for graduate research assistants at SC State University is $10 per hour. In addition, each graduate research assistant will receive a tuition scholarship. Other scholarship opportunities are available from the James E. Clyburn University Transportation Center at

Graduate Research Assistant appointments are for one year if a student begins in the fall, and one semester if students start in the spring. The positions are renewable depending on the assistant’s performance, and will only be awarded to qualified students. To be eligible for a Graduate Research Assistantship, a student must:

1. be a U.S. citizen,
2. have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution,
3. have been fully accepted to the Master of Science in Transportation Program at SC State University,
4. have a 3.0 GPA in previous undergraduate and graduate course work, and
5. register as a full-time student.

Applicants need to check the School of Graduate Studies website for detailed application instructions at A copy of the application materials must also be submitted electronically to Dr. Yuanchang Xie at ( Please include “Graduate Research Assistant” in the subject line. For full consideration, application materials should be received before October 30 (5:00 PM EST) for spring semester, and by June 15 (5:00 PM EST) for the fall semester.