Career Opportunities


1. Administrative Assistant II – IMES
2. Technical Assistant – Bhatia Lab, IMES
3. Senior Research Support Associate – Picower Institute, IMES
4. Senior Faculty – IMES
5. Research Specialist/Lab Manager – IMES

Administrative Assistant II – IMES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (IMES), under minimal supervision provides comprehensive administrative support for up to three faculty members and front desk responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Prepare and process financial paperwork and reimbursements; monitor and reconcile research and discretionary accounts; update faculty members’ CVs and maintain up-to-date list of their publications; maintain the labs’ websites and develop a template for all project pages. Manage complex travel arrangements and coordinate logistics for attendance at conferences for staff as well as sponsor visits. Assist with layout and graphics for research manuscripts, perform information searches using web and library systems, draft appointment letters, and handle other editing responsibilities. Maintain course websites and ensure course materials are up to date; monitor and order supplies and equipment; and plan and organize IMES events, research group meetings, seminars and conferences. Assist faculty with the preparation of grant proposals and coordinate pre- and post-grant award management, including tracking submission deadlines for funding requests, renewals, and annual reports. Provide orientation and training to student employees and temporary staff. Work in collaboration with lab managers, students, and other department staff to ensure smooth operations. Serve as a point of contact for faculty, students, and visitors in the Institute; provide guidance to a broad range of in-person, phone, and email inquiries. Oversee scheduling for conference spaces and A/V equipment. Help maintain IMES common and shared spaces, distribute faculty and headquarters mail, monitor supply inventory, and place orders for office supplies as needed. Perform other duties as required.


Minimum of three years relevant work experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Strong customer service and attention to detail. Ability to maintain confidentiality, learn new skills and balance priorities across simultaneous projects. Proficiency with MS Office and ability to learn new software applications. Adobe, Endnote, Stellar, SAP, and web design software experience preferred. Proactive, self-motivated, and resourceful individual who is able to work independently as well as on a team. Prior MIT experience helpful.

Please apply to position 14446 through the MIT jobs portal at February 1, 2017.

Technical Assistant – Bhatia Lab, IMES

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, Bhatia Lab (IMES), to join the Bhatia lab at the cutting edge of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering for the development of both therapeutic strategies for organ repair and replacement as well as model systems for developing novel disease treatments. This work will integrate primary cell culture, molecular biology, imaging techniques, and animal surgical methods. Will assist scientists and other technicians in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures by performing a variety of specialized experimental techniques. Primary responsibilities will include the isolation of primary hepatic cells and assisting in the surgery, care, and study of rodents bearing tissue engineered grafts. Other duties may include standard tissue culture, protein expression analysis, and molecular biology techniques; reading and recording instrument data, tabulating data, and keeping laboratory records; participating in laboratory meetings and planning sessions; reading literature applicable to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; and maintaining mice and cell lines for experimental purposes. May also order chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies.


A B.S. degree in regenerative medicine, cell biology, molecular biology, or translational
animal surgical models; a minimum of one year of research experience. Laboratory
experience with techniques including animal surgery and husbandry, immunohistochemistry and imaging, and cell culture and maintenance are strongly preferred. Seeking a well-organized and service-oriented individual who is self-directed and motivated, yet who enjoys working as part of a team, and who is able to respond to the ever-changing needs of the lab. Excellent communication and time management skills and attention to detail are key.

This is a one year position with possibility of renewal, contingent upon grant funding.

Please apply to position 14421 through the MIT jobs portal at January 24, 2017.

Senior Research Support Associate – Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, IMES

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to assist with general operational and research-related tasks within an experimental neuroscience / engineering laboratory working with both mice and clinical samples. General operational tasks include maintaining inventory, maintaining transgenic mouse colonies, performing stereotaxic surgeries, performing mouse perfusion, general cell culture technique, and other laboratory or experimental tasks as needed. The opportunity to contribute to or lead projects is available as competency in various skills is demonstrated. Will work under the supervision of the postdocs and principal investigator.


BS in biology, neuroscience or a related field preferred. At least 1 year experience working in a rodent laboratory is desirable. Willingness to work with animals required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team is critical. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are required. Ability to troubleshoot experimental obstacles and exhibit good moral judgment. Computer skills in Microsoft Office or other computer programming software is highly desirable. This is a one year position with possibility of renewal contingent on grant funding.

Please apply to position 14239 through the MIT jobs portal at November 22, 2016.

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 March 3, 2017.

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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Research Specialist/Lab Manager – IMES

RESEARCH SPECIALIST/LAB MANAGER, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to perform a variety of research facilitation, grants administration, personnel and information management, administrative, and primary research duties. Will identify laboratory equipment needs and drive the selection, sourcing, purchasing, and implementation; spearhead equipment maintenance/repairs; partner with PI on space allocation and overall laboratory organization; work with PI to outline important experiments and perform as necessary; participate in lab meetings; facilitate the hiring process for new laboratory staff including drafting job descriptions, interviewing, and managing candidate selection; arrange for the orientation and training of new personnel; supervise technicians performing lab administrative tasks; drive the research funding application process; maintain laboratory website, calendar, and other online resources; purchase, configure, and maintain computers; obtain and upgrade software/licenses; act as IS&T liaison; distribute PI recommendation letters and references; manage benefits, salaries, and stipends for lab members; act as point person when PI is away; provide support/advice on issues that arise in the laboratory; act as liaison to the Division of Comparative Medicine and Environment, Health and Safety Office; direct and actively support the preparation and maintenance of animal protocol documents and work with Committee on Animal Care on the approval process; and coordinate periodic laboratory inspections and ensure it is up-to-code at all times.


PhD in a biology-related field, minimum of three years’ experience working full-time in a research laboratory, attention to detail, strong organizational and writing skills, good interpersonal skills, ability to perform as a team member, and willingness to train others. Extensive experience assisting with setting up new labs and demonstrated experience overseeing personnel on complex projects would be ideal. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

Please apply to position 14095 through the MIT jobs portal at Posted October 13, 2016.