LEAD LABORATORY TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, BIOMEDICINE: DIAGNOSTICS & THERAPEUTICS, NEW ENGINEERING EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION (NEET), School of Engineering, to be responsible for tactical execution and operational oversight of all project-centric aspects of the Biomedicine: Diagnostics & Therapeutics thread, an interdisciplinary, project-centric learning initiative for students majoring in mechanical or biological engineering.
Student projects derive from an ongoing interdepartmental Gut Chip project, focused on building highly instrumented models of the human gastrointestinal tract including the human microbiome. Assisting students in designing, making, and/or testing new versions of the Gut Chip for specified applications; collaborating with faculty in formulating, designing, developing and implementing projects, lab activities, hands-on experiences and course curriculum; interacting with industry and medical school collaborators; technical instruction of specialized methods; grading assignments; assuring safe lab practices; overseeing the lab space; and performing other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: Ph.D. in bioengineering or related field (mechanical/electrical engineering with significant molecular life science emphasis in thesis/postdoctoral work); minimum two years' relevant experience. Expertise in at least three of the following areas: microfabrication/biomaterials; microfluidics; modeling biological transport phenomena & reaction kinetics; microscopy & optics; in vitro organogenesis / tissue engineering (with primary human cells); and, microbial engineering/synthetic biology. Expertise and experience in experimental techniques, engineering analysis, interdisciplinary projects, managing student labs and project environments. Enthusiasm for working in an undergraduate teaching and mentoring environment. Comfort with ambiguity; exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to create a collegial environment; strong organizational, time management, and written and oral communication skills. Computer/IT proficiency. MIT experience highly desirable. Job #14968
This is a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.
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