Graduate Research Assistant Transportation Engineering

Graduate Research Assistant in Transportation Engineering 

Job Title:  Graduate Research Assistant in Transportation Engineering 

Location: Department of Civil Engineering & Construction Engineering Management, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) 

Opening Date:  Spring 2024 (Cal State Online Application deadline October 1, 2023) 

Supervisor:   Dr. Shailesh Chandra 

Job Requirements:  A successful candidate will be highly motivated with a zeal to complete the Ph.D. within four years or less and with at least one publication in a reputed transportation journal related to freight, supply chain, etc. Candidate must possess strong programming skills in Python, Matlab, or R and the ability to conduct analytical research and simulations related to freight transportation and supply chain. An additional requirement is the ability to document and present research findings.   

Degree requirements: An earned Master’s degree in civil engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or industrial engineering. Knowledge of supply chain operations in transportation is a plus.   

How to Apply: Your application package should include the following four items: 

  • A letter of interest (not to exceed 2 pages) highlighting how the applicant fulfills (or will fulfil) the job requirements. 

  • A copy of non-official transcript. 

  • A detailed CV (no page limit). 

  • Three letters of recommendations 


  • For review purposes only: the application can be sent as a single PDF file via email to Dr. Shailesh Chandra at 

  • For any other inquiries related to this position, please contact Dr. Shailesh Chandra at