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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to support an interdisciplinary and dynamic team, based in the Langer Lab, with the development of biomedical devices for novel ingestible electronics systems for drug release and monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract. The project is a collaborative effort bringing teams together from MIT and Harvard Medical School. The work is challenging, multifaceted, multidisciplinary, and provides a broad overview of current state of the art translational research. Key responsibilities will include circuit board design, electronics assembly and fabrication, device characterizations, and programming (instruments control, micro-controller, user-interface writing, phone apps, etc.). General responsibilities include accurate recording and maintenance of procedures and results; ordering reagents to conduct experiments; working with postdoctoral associates, technicians, and undergraduate students; analyzing and documenting experimental protocols; and laboratory upkeep.
Job Requirements REQUIRED: B.S./B.A. in a relevant field; background in electrical or mechanical engineering; at least two years' specialized lab experience (may include experience gained as an undergraduate); experience working with and maintaining technical instruments/equipment; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers; demonstrated problem solving skills and commitment to exceeding quality standards and producing accurate and high-quality work; strong organizational skills; practiced documentation skills; strong time management and communication skills; willingness to learn new tools/techniques; and awareness of basic safety issues and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment. Must be able to multitask and organize multiple experiments and work assignments simultaneously, learn quickly, and work independently and as part of a team. Experience with electronic circuit board design, programming, fabrication, and characterization highly desired. Familiarity with wireless device communications/control and clean room fabrication a plus. Job #15950
This a one-year term-limit position with the possibility of extension contingent upon sufficient funding.
Internal Number: 15950
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