Technical Associate, Chung Lab

Massachusetts, United States
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE IInstitute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Chung Lab, to support research in the Chung Lab, finding solutions to improve its technologies and processes. Will aid ongoing improvements to the lab’s specialized research instrumentation by undertaking engineering and design improvements and providing technical support on various research projects. 

The Chung Lab is an interdisciplinary research team devoted to developing and applying novel technologies (e.g., CLARITY) for integrative and comprehensive understanding of large-scale complex biological systems. Specifically, the lab develops a host of methods that enable rapid extraction of system-wide structural, molecular, and genomic information from intact tissues. Furthermore, it combines these technologies with physiological and behavioral approaches to study function and dysfunction of mammalian brain as well as other organs. The Chung Lab hopes that its novel techniques provide unforeseen opportunities for deeper understanding of biological systems.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or related field; at least two years of research experience (inclusive of undergraduate work); ability to work both independently and as part of a team; meticulous attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communication skills; solid organizational and planning skills; self-motivation; and the ability to troubleshoot experiments independently, multitask, carefully document work in written records and work in a fast-paced and dynamic research environment. Experience with device design and fabrication is preferred.  

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.