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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Graduate Research Assistant/Carlos and Stephanie Manrique de Lara Endowement in Edinburg, Texas

Assistantship TitleGraduate Research Assistant

Job Class Code10095


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School2. Be in good academic standing3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fallsemester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during thesummer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

Posting NumberA0444

Working TitleGraduate Research Assistant/Carlos and Stephanie Manrique de Lara Endowement

LocationEdinburg, Texas

CollegeCollege of Sciences

DepartmentCollege of Sciences / Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

DivisionProvost - Academic Affairs


Scope of Job

Graduate Assistants will be assigned the research faculty with calculations and simulation of partial differential equations related to quantum field theory in some cosmological models using Mathematica and Maple software.Using remote access from home to university computing resources.Mathematical derivation of formulas for the solutions of partial differential equations.Verifications of some formulas using Mathematica.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

• Knowledge of linear algebra, differential equations, advanced calculus, numerical methods, quantum mechanics, analytical mechanics.• Advanced knowledge of Mathematica software or Maple; or the ability to learn to do so through other programming experiences.

Preferred Qualifications


Number of Vacancies1

Desired Start Date01/01/2021

EEO Statement

UTRGVis an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status.UTRGVtakes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Open Date11/30/2020

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