Technical Associate II, MCube Lab
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II, Mechanical Engineering, to contribute to the MCube Lab’s activities related to creating and testing research experimental setups for projects on high-resolution tactile-sensing, gripper design, and modeling of frictional contact dynamics, among other topics. Will quantify design requirements and assess feasibility of proposed solutions and synthesize results into new designs; generate, make, and validate new designs; troubleshoot electromechanical systems that include power systems, pumps, controllers, actuators, etc.; help MCube Lab researchers use equipment correctly and safely; perform independent research; analyze, synthesize, interpret, and document experimental results and present research findings at laboratory meetings; participate in the procurement of additional funding for the maintenance of research; and prepare and/or collaborate on articles for submission to scientific journals and publications in regard to said research.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, or related field; at least four years’ specialized experience with qualitative data analysis and research methods (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate) and at least one year of industry experience; experience working with outside engineering vendors; ability to work independently; excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail; and the ability to use and maintain common machine shop tools and machines and to lift weights of least 20 lbs. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends and to travel to robotics conferences and competitions. Job #19114
This is a one-year position.