Research Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 26 March 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 ASSOCIATE, Mechanical Engineering, to research and develop traditional digital and 3D visual media. Will develop augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (AR) applications for students to learn various engineering and manufacturing concepts in different didactic environments; conduct user research to investigate how different modes of content delivery and instruction through AR/VR influence spatial thinking and design thinking; contribute to education research literature; innovate on current state-of-the-art AR/VR technology to deliver learning experiences that better meet learning objectives and at cost and scale; publish research findings in AR/VR; and support digital course production including storyboarding, animations, and media editing (video/audio) and storyboarding. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in architecture, engineering, or visual media or a master’s degree with a research component and at least three years of relevant work experience; expertise in research and development of AR/VR applications; experience with instructional design and education research, specifically in evaluating the effectiveness of learning initiatives; strong problem solving/debugging skills and working knowledge of standard web markup languages and best practices (HTML/XML/CSS); ability to carry out all stages of video production; familiarity with at least one common video editing software; strong communication and organizational skills; and the ability to multitask, support multiple projects simultaneously, quickly master new technologies, and build strong working relationships in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment. Familiarity with content production on the edX platform is highly preferable. Job #17944

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.