Graduate Student Assistantship in the Agricultural Safety and Health Lab

Work in Agricultural Safety and Health

The University of California, Davis is seeking a graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) student to research Agricultural Safety and Health. The primary project focus will be on developing engineering solutions to improve agricultural vehicle safety.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate should be a US citizen and have a B.S. or higher degree in Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related fields. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, ability, and self-motivation to work independently while accomplishing high-quality tasks in a timely fashion, strong written and oral English skills; will be willing to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students to conduct lab research and the desire for fieldwork.

Additional highly desirable qualifications that applicants can address in the statement of purpose include experience in machine design and analysis, mechanism design, 3D modeling software (such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, etc.), finite element analysis, experience working with an electrical circuit, coding experience, working with embedded systems.

Application Details

Closing Date: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants may have the opportunity to undertake spring and summer hourly employment before Fall 2022-quarter enrollment.

Contact: Please contact Dr. Farzaneh Khorsandi ( if interested in this opportunity.

Application: Applicants will need to prepare a statement of purpose, C.V., transcripts, TOEFL or IELTS scores, diversity statement, and contact information for three references that will be a part of their online application. Information about acceptance into graduate studies at the University of California, Davis can be found at:

The University of California, Davis is a public research university and land-grant university as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system, with an enrollment of over 37,400. UC Davis is ranked first in the Nation and second in the World for Agriculture and Forestry.

Davis, California is a city west of Sacramento, in California. It's home to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, which has a collection of antique bikes and trophies. To the southwest, the UC Davis Arboretum features acres of gardens, with trails and a lake. Locally grown produce is sold at the Davis Farmers Market.

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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering:

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