Career Opportunities

CURRENT OPENINGS

1. Senior Research Support Associate- IMES
2. Project Coordinator- IMES
3. Administrative Assistant II – IMES
4. Senior Faculty – IMES

Senior Research Support Associate – IMES

To join a team of three laboratories developing novel two-dimensional and three-dimensional models for human infectious diseases. Experimental work will include techniques in mammalian cell culture, virus amplification and titering, standard molecular biology approaches (RT-qPCR, Western blotting), microscopy, nucleic acid chemistry, flow cytometry, protein purification. The successful candidate will have responsibility for maintaining stocks of BSL2 and BSL3 viruses that are used to study the cell and molecular biology of neurotropic virus infections. The successful candidate will participate in conducting experiments with a team of scientists to collect, record, and analyze data, as well as communicate research findings to the research supervisor. The individual will also participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions with a diverse group of biologists and engineers. The individual will also contribute substantially to maintaining and organizing the laboratory.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree of science degree in a field related to biology, chemistry or bioengineering, related laboratory experience, and a minimum of one year of research experience. Prior virus work and virology background are preferred. Laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture, RT-qPCR, and flow cytometry preferred. The individual must have excellent communications skills and the ability to work productively as a member of a team. Very strong organizational skills are essential. The successful candidate must have strong critical thinking skills with attention to detail, self-direction, motivation, and an ability to respond to a rapidly evolving work environment involving concurrent projects and responsibilities.

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

Please apply to position 14757 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu. Posted May 10, 2017.

Project Coordinator – IMES

The Project Coordinator (PC) will work closely with the Principal Investigator of the MIT Center for Human Tissue Models for Infectious Diseases to ensure smooth operations and project coordination on a rapidly expanding range of activities centered around the development of two dimensional and three-dimensional tissue models for infectious diseases. It includes, with minimal supervision, complex, high-level and independent management of projects. The Center for Human Tissue Models for Infectious Diseases is one of several Centers funded by the National Institutes of Health, supporting leading-edge research and dedicated to the development and dissemination of innovation in developing novel tissue models to study infectious diseases that are threats to human health.

The PC will manage critical operational elements of the collaborative initiatives among three research laboratories at MIT and the Whitehead Institute, including coordination and communication across other Centers and with administrators at the National Institutes of Health, ensuring that objectives and timelines set by the Principal Investigator are clearly defined and communicated. PC will also facilitate community building, play a key role in stakeholder management, and ensure contract maintenance.

REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum 2 years of administrative or project/program management experience required. Proven experience successfully organizing single or multiple projects. Exceptional organizational, time management and project management skills required. Must have excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Must be able to analyze and work with data and be familiar with website editing and be willing and able to learn new programs. Ability to interact effectively across all levels, both internally at MIT and nationally with sponsors and partners. Must show good judgement, attention to detail, tact and discretion along with the ability to handle confidential information. Must function effectively independently and as a team member. Will take ownership of work, proactively follow up on action items and consistently deliver high quality results that meet deadlines. Some early mornings or late nights may be required. MIT experience preferred.

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

Please apply to position 14702 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu. Posted April 21, 2017.

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 coordinates 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; 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.

REQUIREMENTS

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 14679 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu. Posted April 14, 2017.

Senior Faculty – IMES

SENIOR FACULTY MEMBER, The Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) http://imes.mit.edu/ 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at http://imes-senior-search.mit.edu/register. 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 http://imes-senior-search.mit.edu/letters.

QUESTIONS

Questions should be addressed to imes-search@mit.edu. 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.

For general questions, technical issues, or problems submitting documents, please contact Search-Master@School-of-Engineering-Faculty-Search.mit.edu.