Technical Associate, Langer Lab
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.
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.
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an extension based on continued funding.