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Ph.D. Student Position - Fall 2023

Updated: Apr 9

Update Mar 2, 2023 This position is filled.


Update Feb 15, 2023 Candidates not selected for an interview are informed.


Update Jan 17, 2023 We received 240+ applications by 1/15 (in less than a month)! It was surprising but we were also very happy to see you are interested in our research. You will hear about your application outcome by mid-February. Again, thanks for your interest in our research.


We are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student with an interest in computational fluid dynamics and finite element modeling to join Taebi Lab at Mississippi State University. Our lab focuses on developing early diagnosis methods and personalized treatments for cardiovascular diseases. Learn more about our research:

Applicants should have an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related areas. Strong applicants with a B.Sc. degree will be considered too. Previous experience in developing CFD/FE simulations in ANSYS or similar software is required. Proficiency in MATLAB or Python programming is a big plus. The successful applicant will pursue a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering to develop intelligent and patient-specific solutions for the earlier detection of cardiovascular diseases. This position requires communication and interaction with our medical collaborators.


Interested candidates should send

  • their CV,

  • the contact information of two references,

  • a representative publication (if any), and

  • a letter of interest

to Dr. Taebi, The email subject should be “Ph.D. application – Fall 2023” without quotation marks. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The screening will begin on January 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2023, or as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. The qualified candidate will be asked to officially apply for the BME Ph.D. program at MSU.

About Mississippi State University

The Bagley College of Engineering at MSU currently ranks 51st among all engineering colleges nationally in research and development expenditures according to the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report rank Mississippi State's Engineering programs in the top 100 nationwide.

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