Senior Research Support Associate, Roche Lab

Massachusetts, United States
10 Nov 2020
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10 Jan 2021
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 ASSOCIATEInstitute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Roche Lab, to provide comprehensive technical support on projects developing a device to help patients with single ventricle disease. Will work on developing a testbed to simulate circulation and an implantable device called the Fontan Assist Device (FAD) which assists circulation in patients with single ventricle disease; and prototype devices to enhance circulation in these patients using a combination of soft robotic techniques and traditional robotic techniques. The soft robotic techniques involve using elastomeric materials with embedded channels and selective reinforcement to achieve complex motions with variation of pressure input alone. The traditional robotic techniques involve using rigid linkages and require precise forward kinematic control schemes. Will also assist with computational modeling of devices, including valve and flow modeling; assist in evaluating research methods, procedures, and techniques based on established objectives of the FAD; and perform other duties as requested. Opportunities will exist to assist laboratory members with analysis and interpretation of their results, assist on research papers on new laboratory methods, and to attend and participate in lab meetings. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school education or its equivalent; exposure to a research lab and working knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to both work independently and collaborate in a team-oriented setting; and the ability to troubleshoot experimental obstacles and exhibit good judgment. Job #19083-4