Career Opportunities


1. Technical Associate I – IMES/Shalek Lab
2. Senior Faculty – IMES

Technical Associate I – IMES/Shalek Lab

Position is within the Shalek Lab (, MIT, Broad Institute and Ragon Institute). The Shalek Lab specializes in leveraging novel single-cell genomic approaches to understand the behaviors of complex biological systems. The position will allow the applicant to gain experience in this field, with a specific focus in infectious disease, specifically Lyme, West Nile, and Influenza. Research questions in the lab also extend to cancer and autoimmunity, thus, the individual will gain exposure to a range of immunological research. The individual will be under the direct supervision of Prof. Alex Shalek and work within the community of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the lab. The applicant will learn how to implement Seq-Well, a newly developed technique in the Shalek lab, to generate single cell RNA-sequencing libraries on clinical samples. The individual will manage the receipt of clinical samples and interface with collaborators. The applicant will learn how to process and handle various tissues to be profiled with Seq-Well, including blood and synovial fluids. The applicant will also be expected to learn and perform next generation sequencing (NGS), analyze generated data in R, and communicate results to the lab and larger community. It is also expected that the applicant become proficient in the basic immunology of the infectious diseases being studied (ie: through reading papers, discussion with the lab, and attending talks/seminars). The individual will gain fundamental skills working in an interdisciplinary and technologically driven environment and gain access to the intellectual resources present across all three institutes.


Bachelor’s degree, preferably with course work in biology, chemistry, and/or genomics, and at least two years of bench experience which may include undergraduate work. Must have strong time management and communication skills to balance multiple projects, demonstrated problem solving skills, and the ability to learn quickly. Knowledge of R (and/or other programming languages) is desirable. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. This is a one year position with possibility of renewal contingent on grant funding.

Please apply to position 14987 through the MIT jobs portal at July 18, 2017

Senior Faculty – IMES

SENIOR FACULTY MEMBER, The Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applicants to apply for a tenured faculty position in the area of biomedical imaging to begin July, 2017 or thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured faculty position at MIT as the Athinoula A. Martinos Professor. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Functional and Structural Biomedical Imaging, in particular the facilities housed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The Martinos Professor will have her/his laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center on the MGH campus. IMES is pioneering novel research and graduate education paradigms at the convergence of engineering, science, and medicine. IMES also houses the Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology (HST) program, the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center, the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, and MIT’s Clinical Research Center. Appointments will be made in partnership with another MIT department. Applicants should hold a PhD in engineering, science, or a related field (including MD or MD/PhD) by the beginning of employment. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in original research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfill all teaching, research and service obligations of a tenured faculty professor at MIT. Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research, developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to MIT and the profession.


Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at Each application should include: curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three or more references; a strategic statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching interests. Each candidate must arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at


Questions should be addressed to To be considered responses must be received by April 1, 2017. Applications are currently still being accepted and will be evaluated occasionally. 

With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research, and practice we especially encourage minorities and women to apply.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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