Technical Associate I
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 I, Mechanical Engineering (2 openings), to support research on clinically-relevant solutions to gastrointestinal drug delivery systems. Will design drug delivery devices to be tested in large animals; perform rapid prototyping; perform experimental tasks such as dissection for evaluating the interaction between prototype and tissue and setting up experiments; formulate and perform chemical/mechanical characterization of polymeric materials; execute statistical analysis of experiments; order materials and perform laboratory upkeep; summarize and document research results/findings; ensure safety standards/procedures are followed, prepare lab for inspections, and correct problems; train and coordinate the work of lower-level staff, student employees, and/or temporary staff; and communicate, interpret, and provide training on lab policies.
REQUIRED: B.S. in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, material science, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or a related field; at least two years of experience (co-op and internships considered); self-motivation and willingness to learn new tools and techniques; strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to interdisciplinary researchers; commitment to exceeding standards and producing accurate, high quality work; meticulous attention to detail; practiced documentation skills; and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Must have experience in five or more of the following areas: CAD/CAM (SolidWorks/HSMWorks, Fusion 360), biomedical device design and development, material characterization (biomaterials and plastics, experience with Instron testing machines a plus), additive manufacturing/3D printing (FDM and SLA), subtractive manufacturing (manual and CNC machining), plastic molding (extrusion, injection molding, and compression molding), and polymer science/polymer formulation. Job #18523
This is a two-year position.