Career Opportunities

CURRENT OPENINGS

  1. MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science – Ragon Institute Search Open Position
  2. MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science – Athinoula A. Martinos Professor Search Open Position
  3. Laboratory Manager
  4. Financial Officer
  5. Technical Associate I
  6. Administrative Assistant 2

MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science – Ragon Institute Search Open Position:

The Ragon Institute, together with the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, MA is seeking outstanding scientists for tenured faculty positions to start on July 1, 2021 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The Ragon Institute has its own recently renovated building located near the heart of MIT. The Ragon Institute was officially established in February 2009 as a joint institute involving faculty from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT, and Harvard University. IMES was established in 2012 as the center for Human Science on the MIT campus, and integrates engineering, science, and medicine to advance and accelerate innovation in health through research and education.

This search is for candidate(s) to be hired into a tenured faculty position at MIT. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent degree) in engineering, science, or a closely related field, have a track record of exceptional achievement in basic or translational research, and an outstanding independent research program that supports the two institutes’ shared goal of harnessing the immune system to prevent and cure human diseases.

Several opportunities exist at the interface of IMES and the Ragon Institute, such as addressing challenges pertinent to infectious diseases and auto-immune disorders. Broad areas of mutual interest include understanding the physical and biological mechanisms underlying how the immune system functions, applied microbiology and virology, and efforts that leverage this knowledge and engineering design to develop therapies, diagnostics, and vaccines that can be translated to the clinic. More specific topics of interest include: 1. systems biology, machine learning, physics-based modeling, and approaches directed toward understanding innate and adaptive immunity with the goal of preventing and curing disease; 2. the development of new vaccination concepts and adjuvants; 3. the design of new delivery approaches for vaccines and therapies; and, 4. diagnostic approaches that enable rapid and reliable detection of pathogens and monitoring of biomarkers of immunity. The applicant should present a strong research plan which can synergize with ongoing basic, applied and translational research efforts at the Ragon Institute and in IMES.

MIT faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, research, and supervision of student research. The successful candidate will be provided with a generous start-up package to complement outstanding laboratory and office space, as well as access to state-of-the-art core facilities including advanced flow cytometry, microscopy, BSL-3 facilities, and an extensive clinical specimen repository. The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program complemented by substantial support from Institute funds. The candidate should possess the ability to work collaboratively with other scientists and engineers, in addition to the scholarly qualities required to mentor doctoral students from graduate programs at MIT.

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/mit-ragon. Each application must include: a curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three or more references; a strategic statement of research interests;

and a statement of teaching interests. In addition, candidates should provide a statement

regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current

contributions as well as their vision and plans for the future in these areas. It is the responsibility

of the candidate to arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at https://faculty-searches.mit.edu/letters/.

Please address questions to imes-search@mit.edu.

Responses received by December 1, 2020 will be given priority.

With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering and science education and research, we especially encourage those who will contribute to our diversity and outreach efforts to apply.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, skin color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science – Athinoula A. Martinos Professor Search Open Position:

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 or tenure track faculty position in the area of biomedical imaging to begin July 1, 2021 or thereafter.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured or tenure track faculty position commensurate on experience at MIT as the Athinoula A. Martinos Professor. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with and have an appointment at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Functional and Structural Biomedical Imaging, in particular the facilities housed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

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 IMES and the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department at MIT.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. 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 faculty member 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 https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/imes-senior-search/register.tcl. 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 https://imes-senior-search.mit.edu/letters.

Candidates should provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans in these areas.

Questions should be addressed to imes-search@mit.edu. To be considered complete, responses must be received by February 1, 2021.

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 employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s  full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.

Laboratory Manager – Job ID #19412

Position overview: Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Edelman Lab, to support the principal investigator and research lab in the execution and maintenance of research operations.  Will coordinate meetings and lab events; organize and perform a broad range of laboratory experiments; identify and negotiate the purchase of complex equipment; assess equipment needs and schedule equipment maintenance/repair; assist with the maintenance and upgrade of laboratory website, lab calendar, lab directories, mailing lists, and other online resources; create databases using FileMaker Pro, Excel, and Access; implement and maintain analysis software; perform analysis and documentation of experimental protocols; utilize routine and special techniques for monitoring the safety of lab space and personnel, equipment maintenance, and the upkeep of an active cell and tissue culture facility; implement protocols and ensure all lab members are trained according to policies set by MIT’s Environment, Health, and Safety Office; oversee protocol implementation and renewals (CAC, COUHES); serve as the primary resource for lab members on research techniques, onboarding new staff to the lab, and training lab members in equipment operation and research techniques; and perform other duties as requested. 

REQUIRED:  B.S. in biology, biochemistry, or related field; at least four years’ specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); thorough understanding of research and broad knowledge of specific domain expertise for management of active cell culture; strong organizational and communication skills; attention to detail; ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people; and proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. PREFERRED:  master’s degree; supervisory experience; and familiarity with inventory systems such as iLab, Coupa, Atlas, and Google drive/documents (forms and spreadsheets).  Job #19412

Financial Officer – Job ID #19462

Position overview: Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to handle complex pre- and post-award sponsored research administration, including all sponsored, non-sponsored, and general accounts according to the terms/conditions of the sponsor and the Institute. Will utilize the COEUS award management module for proposal preparation and processing; advise principal investigators (PIs) on matters that pertain to financial management, including determining sponsor requirements and preparation of budgets/forms, tracking and monitoring financial performance of grants/contracts, preparing reports, budget forecasting, and financial analyses; prepare supplementary proposal documents and ensure proposals are complete before forwarding to sponsor; manage proposals with cost-sharing, sub-recipients costs, fixed-priced contracts, and managing the renewal and submission of applications; track proposals, manage under-recovery, cost-sharing, and subcontracts; manage sponsored project closeout processes and audit inquiries; collaborate on analyzing processes and improvements to implement enhancements; maintain relationships with a variety of departments and centralized offices at multiple institutions to facilitate financial activities for initiatives; interpret MIT and government policies; and perform other duties as assigned. 

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ financial experience in accounting or related financial area; excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; self-motivation; experience with SAP or other accounting software, Kuali Coeus or other grants management systems, and Excel; demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills; and knowledge of federal guidelines. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines, set goals and objectives, present solutions to complex problems, learn changing technologies related to grants and contract management, and work both independently and with others.  PREFERRED:  knowledge of pre- and post-award financial activities, experience administering projects, programs/processes, and MIT experience.  Job #19462

Technical Associate I – Job ID #19158

Position overview: This is for the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Shalek Lab, to join a lab which specializes in leveraging novel single-cell genomic approaches to understand the behaviors of complex biological systems.  Will focus on human cancers, both liquid (e.g., leukemias and lymphomas) and solid (e.g., pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma) tumors.  Research questions center on the ecosystem of various tumors and how their malignant transcriptional phenotypes relate to the local microenvironment.  The core technique that will be learned and applied is Seq-Well, an in-house and customizable platform for single cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) and library generation from thousands of cells.  Will independently perform single-nucleus sequencing on banked tissue; receive and process samples through the biological assays, perform quality control assays, and prepare samples for sequencing; handle RNA-seq library preparation, next generation sequencing (NGS), and data analysis in R; record, summarize, and document findings; maintain a detailed and thorough lab notebook; interpret, contextualize, and present findings; and perform other duties as requested. May perform other RNA-seq biological assays with Seq-Well and SmartSeq 2 as examples. 

The position offers an opportunity to gain fundamental skills in an interdisciplinary and technologically driven environment with interactions across MIT, the Broad Institute, and the Ragon Institute. 
 
REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in a field related to biology, immunology, chemistry, and/or genomics; two years’ wet lab bench experience; desire to understand tumor biology and therapy resistance through a single-cell lens; excellent communication, organizational, and critical-thinking skills; ability to work independently and as a team member; attention to detail; self-direction/motivation; and a desire to learn.  PREFERRED:  knowledge of R and/or other programming languages and coursework experience related to cancer. 
Please apply to the position using job #19158 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu.

Administrative Assistant 2 – Job ID #19049

Position Overview: To provide a wide range of complex administrative and fiscal support for three professors and their research groups.  Will act as liaison between students, staff, DLCs, and external contacts, ensuring inquiries are addressed/resolved according to department policy/procedures; assist with preparing and organizing course materials; work with the IMES finance department and PIs to perform month-end financial review and control functions; monitor/reconcile sponsored research accounting statements for each cost object; investigate and follow up on purchasing/accounting discrepancies; analyze expenditures and/or provide recommendations for adjustments; use MIT’s Buy-2-Pay (B2P) system for processing requisitions/purchase orders; schedule appointments/meetings; coordinate high-level events, including reserving space, scheduling presenters, ordering refreshments, preparing materials, and advertising; prepare complex itineraries for multiple constituents; attend meetings, recording, interpreting, drafting, and distributing minutes; manage complex travel; work with IMES’ human resources to obtain information and submit requests for visiting and postdoctoral appointments; draft appointment letters; assist with orienting and training new students/staff/visitors to the labs; assist with space and office equipment upkeep; maintain records; initiate changes and updates to manuals and procedures for own area; and perform other duties as needed. May approve procurement card transactions. 
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years’ secretarial/office/related experience; strong interpersonal, organizational, customer service, and oral and written communication skills; attention to detail; proficiency with MS Office and ability to learn new software; self-motivation; and ability to maintain confidentiality, learn new skills, balance priorities across simultaneous projects, and work independently and as part of a team.  PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree; Adobe, Endnote, Stellar, SAP, and web design software experience; and MIT experience.
Please apply to the position using job#19049 through the MIT jobs portal at http://jobs.mit.edu.