Technical Associate I

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 10 April 2021
Ref
18523
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE IMechanical 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.

Job Requirements

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.

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