Technical Associate, Langer Lab

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
19 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research-Langer Lab, to join a project focusing on translational development of a novel implantable microdevice to measure biological tissue-based responses to nanoparticles within tumors and other organs. A particular focus lies on mechanical engineering of devices and optical imaging of tissue response using a variety of modalities. Responsibilities include machining of microdevices using CNC; the design and handling of endoscopic, fiber-optical, or other micro-optical systems that can be implanted into tissue; and conducting animal and histopathological studies with the aim of elucidating fundamental mechanisms of tissue response to therapy.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: B.A./B.S. in physics, biophysics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine, or a related scientific field; at least two years of experience working in a laboratory environment (at the undergraduate level is acceptable); familiarity with basic laboratory equipment, safety issues, and following scientific protocols; practiced documentation skills; an understanding of the basics of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by complying with regulations and following standards and procedures; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; a commitment to producing accurate, high-quality work and exceeding quality standards; self-motivation; experience working both independently and as part of a team; and comfort working with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Seek someone with an interest and background in device manufacturing and engineering and the optical imaging of tissue.

Job #16896 

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an extension based on continued funding.