Research Scientist

Massachusetts, United States
Friday, 25 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

RESEARCH SCIENTISTMechanical Engineering (MechE), to focus on fast-moving research projects in biomedical device development. Will develop a novel barnacle-inspired biopaste as a potential therapeutic solution for highly effective coagulation-independent hemostasis under anticoagulated or coagulopathic condition;  work both independently and as part of a small team to conduct research on hemostatic agents; generate novel bioadhesives for hemostatic applications; design, analyze, prototype, test, and optimize various materials and devices for hemostatic applications; draft and/or help draft research proposals; engage with sponsors and potential sponsors and with grant preparation; help with training undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars; and disseminate findings in a timely manner in journals and reports and at conferences. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, or chemical engineering; strong organizational and planning skills; and the ability to work in coordination and collaboration with multiple research groups and to contribute effectively to troubleshooting teams. PREFERRED: experience supervising and mentoring students (pre- and postdoctoral) and technical associates in the successful completion of project reports and scientific presentations. Job #19172

May be required to work nights and weekends. Some domestic travel is also required.

This is a term position through June 30, 2022, with a possibility of renewal based on the availability of funding.