Research Assistant IV -- Electromechanical Technician in Bioinspired Robotics
January 5, 2018
USA - MA - Cambridge
The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/.
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to work as an electrical technician in the area of Bioinspired Robotics. Working under the supervision of the Platform Faculty, and reporting to the Bioinspired Robotics Platform Lead, this person will support platform researchers and staff with their electrical projects. The successful candidate will design, prototype, and debug customized circuitry for use in platform experiments. He/she will also perform testing of prototypes and accurately and thoroughly document experimental observations and protocols. Responsibilities also including purchasing and maintaining electrical test equipment, supplies, and training users on electrical equipment. Collaboration with other Wyss personnel to achieve objectives and enhance service quality is expected.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
B.S. in Electrical or Computer Science required. 2+ years' experience with analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit design, prototyping, testing or related experience is a must.
Experience with embedded controllers (e.g. PIC, Atmel AVR, Arduino, ARM), signal conditioning, and data collection is required. Experience debugging, evaluating and diagnosing PCBs, electronic boards and harnessing is required. Experience with SMT component replacement is required. Education may count towards experience.
MS in Electrical or Computer Science preferred. Experience with one or more of: sensor and actuator interfaces, power supply design, mechanical design/CAD is a plus. Experience with PCB layout and manufacturing is required. Programming skills to develop code to debug basic functionality of boards is preferred. The candidate should have strong organizational and communication skills required to assist and collaborate with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators and engineers, as well collaborators, in a dynamic team environment. Ability to tackle multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic team environment is essential.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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