Senior Research Support Associate, Biomechatronics

Massachusetts, United States
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
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.

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, BIOMECHATRONICS, Media Laboratory-Center for Extreme Bionics, to assume an entry-level research position on an interdisciplinary team working on projects related to a novel surgical paradigm developed for limb amputation. Will perform a broad range of physiologic and biomechanical experiments and work with human subjects. The position offers an opportunity to gain exposure to exciting, state-of-the-art neuroprosthetics research.  Responsibilities include performing ultrasound and EMG measurements and analyzing data for human subjects with limb amputation; assisting with various aspects of studies testing the neuroprosthetic control capabilities of patients; maintaining detailed notes and records of experimentation; and scheduling patient testing sessions and handling clinical trial-related communications.  

A full description is available at 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  knowledge of basic human anatomy, basic MATLAB experience, good written and spoken English, and comfort interacting with patients and working as part of a team.  A B.A. in a science or engineering field strongly preferred.  Experience performing electrophysiological measurements and analysis, working with human subjects, performing ultrasound measurements and analysis, and using Linux also preferred.  Experience with clinical research, human subjects research, data collection, robotics, or electrophysiology would be valuable.  Job #16700-5

This is a temporary, one-year position with the possibility of renewal. 


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